• Newly Available CARES Act Funding Creates Tuition-Free Opportunities at PTC

    January 20, 2021

    SC Gov. Henry McMaster’s Jan. 5 announcement providing $19.9 million in emergency CARES Act funding to support education included $8 million for institutions in the SC Technical College System to provide directed job training. As a result, Piedmont Technical College (PTC) is offering several certification courses that will be available within 30 days at little or no cost for SC residents over 18.

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  • PTC Student Teacher 'Spreads a Little Sunshine'

    Caroline Falls

    January 14, 2021

    It takes generous sunshine to make things grow, and one of student teacher Caroline Falls’ first-graders was excited to report on his project documenting important milestones in his lifetime, that he had proudly grown his first tomato.

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  • Dual Enrollment: 'It's Really Part of Our Culture Now'

    January 13, 2021

    When it comes to academic rigor and career development, McCormick High School offers opportunities on par with schools many times its size thanks to a critical partnership with Piedmont Technical College (PTC). The McCormick Middle College, in fact, is just one example of what can be achieved when like-minded organizations partner up to expand opportunity for youth in their communities through college dual enrollment programs.

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  • Corvette Club of Greenwood Makes Double Donation to PTC Foundation

    January 13, 2021

    The Corvette Club of Greenwood last month presented a $500 donation to the PTC Foundation as well as another $500 in memory of the Club’s Founding Member and former VP Dennis Smith.

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  • Eaton Corporation Manager Joins PTC Foundation Board

    January 13, 2021

    The Piedmont Technical College Foundation recently welcomed Ruben “Travis” Gunter to its Board of Directors.

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  • Student Teacher Embraces Spirit of Teaching

    December 17, 2020

    It was “Spirit Week” at Hodges Elementary School, a fun opportunity for students and staff alike to dress up. On this particular Wednesday in October, the theme was favorite school sports teams. Not to give anything away, but there was a good bit of orange represented in Ms. Kimber Burrell’s first-grade classroom. But student teacher Caroline Falls proudly sported a Piedmont Technical College (PTC) shirt, though the school might define sport a little differently.

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  • Mentoring Program Singled Out for Proactive Approach

    Chris Thomas, Courtney Smith, and Steve Coleman

    December 9, 2020

    The Greenwood County Community Foundation (GCCF) recently awarded $5,000 to MODELS Academy, citing its proactive approach to community betterment through its mentoring of young African-American men. The award comprised the maximum amount the organization authorizes.

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  • PTC-Teijin Partnership Boosts Economic Potential for Region and Beyond

    Jason Parris, Blake McCarty, Andrequis Mays, Greyham Rushton, and Kevin Cromer

    December 8, 2020

    The arrival of Teijin Carbon Fibers (TCF) in South Carolina has had a positive economic impact on the Greenwood community, and the ripple effects of the company’s investment in the area can best be exhibited through its relationship with Piedmont Technical College (PTC). PTC officials are proud to contribute to and be at the forefront of an emerging revolution in domestic advanced manufacturing, a movement which will increase the United States’ competitiveness in the international marketplace. The strong training partnership between PTC and TCF is educating the next generation for well-paying and high-demand jobs right now while preparing the region’s workforce for incalculable opportunities in the future.

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  • Early Education, Criminal Justice, Human Services Added to SC WINS Eligible Scholarships

    December 4, 2020

    The South Carolina Technical College System (SCTCS), which oversees the South Carolina Workforce Industry Needs Scholarship (SC WINS), recently added three public services programs to the list of those areas of study that are eligible for the scholarships. Made effective in the fall 2020 term, the new program areas are criminal justice, early care and education, and human services.

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  • Childs Named CCBO Leadership Academy Dean

    December 2, 2020

    Paige Childs, vice president of business, finance and facilities management at Piedmont Technical College (PTC), has been named Dean of the Leadership Academy of the Community College Business Officers (CCBO) professional organization. The deanship comes with an appointment to the CCBO Board of Directors. These are concurrent roles in conjunction with Childs’ present role at PTC.

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