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Piedmont Tech Summer Graduations Set for August 5

Piedmont Technical College (PTC) will hold two in-person summer commencement exercises on Thursday, August 5, 2021. 

PTC Schedules ‘Instant Admission’ Event for August 3

Piedmont Technical College (PTC) will hold an “Instant Admission Day” for the fall semester Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, at the Lex Walters Campus-Greenwood Enrollment Center. Participants can get accepted on the spot and begin moving closer to their career goals. 

PL Developments Team from Clinton Completes Supply Chain Logistics Certification

Members of the PL Developments Warehouse and Logistics team recently completed the SC Supply Chain Logistics Certification Course at Piedmont Technical College’s Economic Development and Continuing Education Division. The 10-week course was offered two nights a week from 5-9 p.m. through a live virtual format. 

Two PTC Nursing Students Receive Self Foundation Scholarships

That the Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Nursing Program serves as a workforce pipeline for longtime business partner Self Regional Healthcare is no secret. Less known, perhaps, is how the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation is supporting PTC nursing students in their educational experience. Two PTC nursing students each recently were named recipients of $1,000 scholarships from the Self Foundation.

PTC is Ready When ‘Technology Changes on the Fly’

One compelling result of a year punctuated by telecommuting and online meetings has been a heightened corporate awareness of the need to protect information systems from cyberattack. The demand for people trained in this information technology specialty is skyrocketing, and because of the constantly evolving technical expertise of its faculty, Piedmont Technical College (PTC) once again is a top destination for those seeking to pivot with the times and get in on the ground floor of an evolving industry such as cybersecurity. 

Greenwood Promise, PTC Add Personal Mentoring Support for the College-Bound

Making eligible high schoolers and their parents aware of scholarships available through The Greenwood Promise (TGP) and connecting them with those resources is a vital component of the organization’s mission. Following up with these students after they are in college, however, is really where the rubber meets the road with regard to their future success. For this reason, a new staff position recently was created by TGP and its partner, Piedmont Technical College (PTC), to help ensure Promise students progress successfully through their college programs and are connected with quality employment opportunities after graduation. 

McCormick Middle College to Move Back to PTC McCormick County Campus

After a year of fully virtual instruction, McCormick County School District and Piedmont Technical College (PTC) will be returning the McCormick Middle College to its original home on the PTC McCormick County Campus this fall term. 

Upcoming Job Fairs Highlight Free, Short-Term Training Opportunities

It’s a job applicant’s market, as area employers report challenges filling vacancies. That makes it an ideal time to seek employment and upgrade skills. Piedmont Technical College (PTC) offers myriad short-term training opportunities that are 100% covered by a collection of state and federal pandemic recovery-related funding, enabling even those still receiving unemployment benefits to train for and secure a well-paying job in just weeks.

Piedmont Tech Installs Little Free Library in Newberry

If opening a book is like opening a gift that transports you to other worlds, then opening up a Little Free Library (LFL) box and extracting a book is like a literary gift that gives — on repeat. Piedmont Technical College’s Newberry County Campus in May installed its very own Little Free Library, Charter No. 119919, in front of its facility at 1922 Wilson Road. 

Sprouse Named President-Elect of Pharmacy Technician Educators Council

Clay Sprouse, Med., CPhT, program director and instructor of pharmacy technology at Piedmont Technical College, recently was named president-elect of the Pharmacy Technician Educators Council (PTEC). The PTEC is the only national nonprofit professional association founded by and for pharmacy technician educators.