A group of students and staff from Piedmont Technical College joined nearly 300 SC Technical College System students at the State House recently to show their support for the Lottery Tuition Assistance (LTA) program.
CeramTec recently made a generous donation to the Piedmont Technical College Foundation toward the new Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Laurens County, a training facility designed to assist the County’s growing manufacturing sector.
Plans for the Piedmont Technical College Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Laurens County were announced in late August 2011, and the project is moving forward quickly. The necessary demolition work is now complete, and construction began in early January.
PTC’s work to implement the Lean methodology in a community college setting has been selected as a finalist for a prestigious 2012 Bellwether Award, which recognizes outstanding, innovative programs and practices that are successfully leading community colleges into the future.
After completing an Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Rex Reece is on track to complete his bachelor’s degree by summer 2012. He said he is keeping his options open for a possible master’s degree down the road.