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April 2, 2014
Piedmont Technical College recently hosted area guidance counselors and career development specialists for an in-service workshop. The event drew professionals from across the seven counties.
The event was begun to allow schools, colleges and communities to collaborate on improving the implementation of the S.C. Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA) of 2005.
This year’s session was designed to take the educators through the opportunities and services provided by Piedmont Tech to incoming students. They were taken on tours of several areas of the college including the new criminal justice lab, the state-of-the-art nursing Sims lab and the horticulture lab. Following the tours, admissions counselors Matt Dean and Ashley Pauling discussed recruitment issues.
“This is a great opportunity for those educators who work one-on-one with students to see what we have available,” said Dean. “Those counselors know their students’ needs and understand that we can meet those needs.”
Photo Caption: School counselors and career development professionals from area school districts recently participated in an in-service workshop at Piedmont Technical College. Educators were taken on tours of several areas of the college including the new criminal justice lab. Pictured, Josh Lindsay, criminal justice program director (left), explains to Connie Shane, a counselor from the Strom Thurmond Career Center, the correct way to hold the weapon for the firearms training simulator.