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June 19, 2015
During a recent signing ceremony, representatives from Piedmont Technical College, readySC and Colgate-Palmolive solidified an agreement between the three entities concerning training at the company.
“We are excited about this opportunity to work with Colgate-Palmolive,” said Susan Heath, senior area director of readySC. “This agreement formalizes our promise to provide quality, entry-level training for the company’s employees.”
This agreement demonstrates a continued commitment on the part of readySC and Piedmont Tech to provide needed workforce development training to the citizens of Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, and Saluda Counties.
“We are happy to be working with readySC to provide this training to residents in our region,” said Dr. Ray Brooks, president of PTC. “This type of training is essential in preparing individuals for the high-tech manufacturing jobs companies like Colgate-Palmolive are bringing to this area.
Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, will focus on the production of liquid hand soap, body wash, deodorants, and antiperspirants including such brands as Softsoap, Irish Spring, Mennen Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, and Sanex at its new facility in Greenwood County. Company officials say they are pleased with the opportunity the new facility gives them.
“Our new facility reflects our commitment to deliver the best quality personal care products to our customers around the world. We appreciate the support that readySC and Piedmont Technical College have given us in training support to help us build a strong, technical workforce with the skills and abilities to support our growth and success now and in the future,” said Jim Vaughn, Plant Director for Colgate-Palmolive Company.
Brenda Przybyla, HR Manager for Colgate said, “Susan Heath and the entire staff at readySC and Piedmont Technical College have provided expertise in areas of training that are critical to our overall success.”
Photo Caption: During a recent signing ceremony, representatives from Piedmont Technical College, readySC and Colgate-Palmolive solidified an agreement between the three entities concerning training at the company. Signing the agreement at a recent ceremony are, front from left: Dr. Ray Brooks, president of Piedmont Technical College; Jim Vaughn, plant director for Colgate-Palmolive Company; and Susan Heath, senior area director of readySC. Back, from left: David Kibler, interim dean of engineering and industrial technologies at PTC; Chuck Moates, Greenwood County Council, District 4; Brenda Przybyla, human resources manager for Colgate-Palmolive; Heather Simmons Jones, CEO, Greenwood Partnership Alliance; and Rusty Denning, associate vice president for Continuing Education and Economic Development at PTC.