Greenwood County

Greenwood Voiture Local 435 Earns Place on Wall of Honor

Piedmont Technical College’s Foundation recently recognized the Greenwood Voiture Local 435 for their cumulative contributions in support of the college. The continued support through the 40 and 8 Scholarship resulted in earning the recognition of Patron on the PTC Foundation’s Wall of Honor which recognizes donors to the college. Pictured in front of the Wall of Honor are, from left, Fran Wiley, assistant vice president of development with the Piedmont Technical College Foundation; Dan Grubbs, Chef de Garre Passe with the Greenwood Voiture Local 435; and Dr.

Piedmont Tech PBL Hosts Leadership Conference, Wins Awards

The Piedmont Technical College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda recently hosted the organization’s 2017 State Leadership Conference. The conference allowed students to compete in leadership events, share their successes, and learn new ideas about shaping the future of their career through workshops and exhibits. Three PTC students took awards during the competition.

The Importance of Lottery Tuition Assistance

It's been well reported in recent years that a college education, or, at a minimum, some career-specific training after high school is going to become mandatory for the kinds of jobs that pay a livable wage.

To a large extent, this is already the case, and study after study indicates that this trend is only going to speed up.

Scholarships Make Education a Reality for PTC Students

The Piedmont Technical College Foundation recently awarded more than $136,000 in scholarships to 173 students at the college's annual scholarship luncheon.

The PTC Foundation supports the college's priority of ensuring access to high-quality, affordable education by providing more than 80 unique scholarships each year for new and continuing students.

PTC Hosts Workforce Opportunity Summit

Speakers from Piedmont Technical College (PTC), the Greenwood Partnership Alliance, the South Carolina Technical College System (SCTCS), Upper Savannah Council of Governments, SC Vocational Rehabilitation, Goodwill Industries and ZF Transmissions recently collaborated to present an overview of Youth and Adult Apprenticeship opportunities to a group that included representation from Greenwood County school districts and the business community.

Piedmont Tech Going ‘Soft’ to Teach Students How to Work Hard

It’s one thing to know how to do a particular job. It’s another thing to know how to work.

Piedmont Technical College is making sure students acquire these key “soft” skills along with technical and academic knowledge through its Work Ethics Skills program.

Currently in its pilot stages, WES is being introduced to mechatronics classes on the Greenwood, Laurens and Newberry campuses. Faculty will be incorporating concepts such as attitude, listening and punctuality into regular coursework and assessing students on how they perform.

Kinard Named PTC Innovator of the Year

Zeolean Frick Kinard, director of Institutional Reporting at Piedmont Technical College, has been named the 2017 PTC Innovator of the Year by the PTC Area Commission.

"It's an honor to be recognized," Kinard said. "I'm a part of a great team, and I think this is really a reflection on the work we all do here at PTC."

Martha B. Williams Family Contributes to Scholarship Endowment

Members of the Martha B. Williams family recently made a contribution to the scholarship awarded annually in her name to a deserving student. As a result of their generosity and cumulative contributions in support of the college, the Martha B. Williams Scholarship has moved to Patron status on the Foundation’s Wall of Honor. Pictured in front of the Piedmont Technical College Foundation’s Wall of Honor are, from left, Brenda Brooks, development coordinator with the PTC Foundation; Elnita Lipford Williams and Rev. Dr. John L. Williams, Mrs. Williams daughter-in-law and son. 

Teen Tech Provides Summer Options for Teens

Piedmont Technical College is offering an exciting slate of programs for youth this summer. From aviation to photography, there are a wide variety of different, fun and exciting programs. Get hands-on with future agents in training, mechatronics and automotive technology programs or put your imagination and creativity to work through baking, drawing and sewing offerings.

Kids’ College Provides Summer Options for Younger Children

Young people looking for something different, fun and exciting to do this summer will find several options available from Piedmont Technical College. From electronics to tiaras, a variety of camps and summer programs are available for everyone. Get hands-on with our Digitech, Aviation Expedition and Junior Dessert Designer programs. Put your imagination and creativity to work through our drawing, painting and sewing offerings.

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