• Joint Industry Showcase Tests New Workforce Development Strategy

    Students file through the CAM lobby.

    November 1, 2018

    They came by the hundreds last month from Laurens and Newberry counties, buzzing throngs of 8th graders emerging from bright yellow buses at the Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) in Laurens. They left with new information about fruitful career options available for them when they are ready. Area employers are hoping the event will plant an early seed in the minds of our future workforce.

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  • Lonza Executive Named to PTC Foundation Board

    Anna McCarty Joins PTC Foundation Board

    October 23, 2018

    The Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Foundation recently welcomed Anna Marie McCarty to its board of directors.

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  • Teijin to Headline Regional Job Fair Oct. 30

    Teijin will be at Upper Savannah Regional Job Fair Oct. 30

    October 17, 2018

    Over time, the impersonal, online nature of today’s employment searches can make a job-seeker feel a bit isolated. What would you give for a face-to-face encounter with representatives from companies that are actively hiring? Your time is the only price of admission to the Upper Savannah Regional Job Fair coming up on Oct. 30 at the James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood. Teijin Limited, a Japanese information technology company that broke ground for its carbon fiber manufacturing plant on 440 acres along Highway 246 in Greenwood this summer, will be a prominent presence among the exhibitors.

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  • Annual BBQ Thanks Legislators, Other Supporters for Great Year

    Barbecue held at Bermuda's at the Links at Stoney Point

    October 16, 2018

    Piedmont Technical College and the Piedmont Technical College Foundation recently hosted their annual legislative barbecue at Bermuda’s at The Links at Stoney Point. The event helps raise awareness about PTC’s role in economic development and extends gratitude to legislators and other public servants for their support of the college’s mission.

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  • Seeking Thinkers, Tinkerers, Fixers and Dreamers

    Workforce Pathways Scholarships

    October 10, 2018

    Piedmont Technical College is seeking thinkers, tinkerers, fixers and dreamers for its Workforce Pathways Scholarship program, which offers tuition assistance for individuals who desire training in the high-demand fields of information technology, advanced manufacturing or health care.

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  • Epic Tour de Tech Stops on Newberry Campus

    Dr. Tim Hardee

    October 4, 2018

    Under nearly flawless blue skies, SC Technical College System President Dr. Tim Hardee cruised across the finish line at Piedmont Technical College’s Newberry Campus on Oct. 1. Followed by his wife and riding companion, Tammy, Hardee completed the fifth section of a 16-leg, 800-mile journey to raise money for student scholarships as part of the System’s Tour de Tech initiative.

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  • Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Donates $170K to PTC Nursing Program

    Self Foundation Gift Helps Address Nurse Workforce Issues

    September 27, 2018

    Self Regional Healthcare in Greenwood has provided an infusion of capital to the Nursing Department at Piedmont Technical College (PTC) to further strengthen the region’s nursing workforce. At a ceremony on September 27, Ken Coffey, executive director of the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation, presented a check for $170,000 to PTC President Dr. Ray Brooks and Health Care Dean Tara Harris. The funds will be used to help support the nursing curriculum at PTC and to address the immediate need for additional faculty to serve students majoring in the college’s nursing programs.

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  • Piedmont Tech Holds Grand Opening for Specialized CARE Planning Center

    Karla Gilliam cuts the ribbon on the new CARE Planning Center at PTC.

    September 20, 2018

    The options available to health science and nursing students at PTC are vast. While that’s a good thing, many students enroll with only a generalized notion of what they want to pursue, which may be something health-related, but they aren’t sure exactly where along the spectrum to focus. That’s why customized advising on health science and nursing careers is so critical to properly grounding the initial steps in their journey.

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  • PTC Graduate Earns National Apprentice Toolmaker Certification

    Austin Morris Earns Apprentice Toolmaker Certificate

    September 18, 2018

    After just his first semester studying at Piedmont Technical College (PTC) in Greenwood, Austin Morris began working as an apprentice at Burnstein von Seelen Precision Castings in Abbeville while continuing to work toward his machine tool technology degree at PTC. It was a bit of a risk in the beginning, but Chris Ramey, Morris’s supervisor at Burnstein von Seelen, is pleased with the outcome. Last month, Morris received his long-anticipated Apprentice Toolmaker certificate from the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship. The program has boosted his confidence, and Morris couldn’t be prouder to hold the certificate.

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  • PTC 'Ready to Roll' in Workforce Partnership to Fix SC Roads

    Ready-to-Roll Partnership to Train Drivers, Help Fix SC Roads

    September 12, 2018

    Have you ever gestured toward a commercial truck driver to pull on his air horn? It’s great fun, and Piedmont Technical College (PTC) is having a little fun “blowing the horn” in announcing an inspired partnership that is rooted in the challenge of improving the state’s network of roads and highways. The SC Workforce Development Board has named PTC the lead agency and training provider for a $355,363 grant project, titled “Ready to Roll,” designed to increase the state’s workforce for highway construction and related sectors.

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