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August 11, 2011
Piedmont Technical College will be hosting a Dream It Do It community night for Edgefield County Monday, August 29 at Strom Thurmond High School. The event will be in the school cafeteria from 5-7 p.m. Dinner will be provided.
Dream !t Do !t (DIDI) is designed to strengthen partnerships between high schools, area manufacturers and the technical colleges.
“The biggest issue for the manufacturers is their need for workers who are skilled in specific areas,” said Rusty Denning, associate vice president of Continuing Education and Economic Development.
Denning says the goal of the project is to steer more high school students into an industrial track to better train them for work in manufacturing. Working with the schools and industry, the initiative will provide a more hands-on approach to recruiting students.
The Edgefield County event will feature information from Dr. Cynthia J. Pitts, coordinator for Upper Savannah Regional Education Center; representatives from Strom Thurmond High School’s guidance department; representatives from Piedmont Tech; and presentations from Tran Tech Radiator Products, Inc. and Mox Project.