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  • Business Students Excel at State Conference

    Piedmont Tech Business Students Excel at State Conference

    May 4, 2018

    Seven students from Piedmont Technical College’s chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) joined their instructor, Coronicca Oliver, at the PBL State Conference at Virginia College in Greenville on April 7. The conference included seminars and competitive events, during which several PTC students were top finishers in a range of contests designed to test their business knowledge and skills.

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  • Piedmont Tech Students Honored for Excellence

    Piedmont Tech Students Honored for Academic Excellence

    May 3, 2018

    As the days grow warmer and students prepare for graduation or ascension, the presentation of formal accolades commences. Piedmont Technical College (PTC) recently honored the achievements of more than 40 conscientious student leaders at its 44th Annual Student Awards and Recognition Program.

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  • Partnership Expands Options for Lakelands-Region Degree-Seekers

    SC State and PTC Sign Partnership Agreement

    May 1, 2018

    Piedmont Technical College (PTC) and South Carolina State University (SC State) signed an articulation agreement today that will create more options for students who would like to begin their studies at Piedmont Tech and then complete a bachelor’s degree program at SC State.

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  • Student Overcomes Devastating Loss on Way to Degree, Will Speak at PTC Graduation

    PTC Student to Speak at Graduation on May 3

    April 30, 2018

    After the house has grown quiet and her family is asleep, Kayce Porterfield pores over numbers and balance sheets in preparation for classes at Piedmont Technical College. She’ll be up at dawn with her husband and two young daughters to start another long day juggling parenting, housework, child care and studying all over again with the same solitary, lamp-lit conclusion. Call it grit. Call it determination. But for the past four years, the young woman has refused to quit, even when life threw some daunting surprises her way. Even through unbearable grief.

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  • Piedmont Technical College Spring Graduation Set for May 3

    PTC Spring Graduation set for Thursday, May 3

    April 26, 2018

    Piedmont Technical College will hold two spring commencement exercises on Thursday, May 3. An afternoon ceremony for Arts & Science, Health Science and Nursing graduates will take place at 3 p.m. An evening ceremony for Agriculture, Business, Computer Technology, Engineering/Industrial Technology and Public Service will be held at 7 p.m. Both commencements will take place in the James Medford Family Event Center on PTC’s Lex Walters Campus in Greenwood.

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  • Scholarships Break Down Barriers to College

    Scholarships Break Down Barriers to College

    April 26, 2018

    At Piedmont Technical College (PTC), scholarship options not only help pay for school, but they help recognize and distinguish students from other peers. When ready to enter the workforce, having been a scholarship recipient also can help someone’s resume stand out from the rest.

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  • Clinton High Dual-Enrolled Welders Craft Unique Signs for PTC Foundation Golf Classic

    Clinton HS Students and Piedmont Tech Dual Enrollees Design and Weld Golf Tournament Signs

    April 25, 2018

    For about three days this spring, the welding lab at Clinton High School (CHS) buzzed with a different kind of energy ― the kind that comes with an impromptu creative project. Piedmont Technical College Dual Enrollment students at CHS jumped at the opportunity to design and create unique signs for the upcoming PTC Foundation Annual Golf Classic, scheduled for Friday, April 27, at The Links at Stoney Point.

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  • Special Initiatives Show Community College is for Everyone

    Special Initiatives Show Community College is for Everyone

    April 19, 2018

    For the most fortunate Americans, attending college is a given. But for far too many, the barriers to a college education can be wide and vast. A number of community and technical colleges ― including Piedmont Technical College (PTC) ― have special initiatives designed for those who face the most daunting challenges.

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  • PTC to Showcase Training Opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing on April 30

    PTC Showcase to Highlight Training for Careers in Advanced Manufacturing

    April 18, 2018

    The rise of the machines in our state’s growing advanced manufacturing industry is nothing to fear. In fact, it’s actually creating thousands of well-paying jobs for individuals with the right qualifications. Piedmont Technical College (PTC) invites those interested in learning about training programs for a range of careers in advanced manufacturing to a special showcase at its state-of-the-art Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) in Laurens on Monday, April 30, at 6 p.m.

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  • Piedmont Tech Team Honored for its Work Ethic Skills (WES) Program

    PTC Team Honored for Work Ethic Skills Curriculum

    April 18, 2018

    In past years, the term for a full complement of behaviors surrounding workplace integrity and productivity was “soft skills.” After a comprehensive study, Piedmont Technical College took up the challenge to form a Work Ethic Skills (WES) team, which developed a pilot system to integrate WES training into the curriculum of selected courses. That team ― comprised of PTC Humanities Department Head and Spanish Instructor Jennifer Lopes, Welding Instructor Tony Amos, English Instructor Rebecca Soppe, Associate Dean of Students David Rosenbaum, Computer Technology Instructor Coronicca Oliver, and Cardiovascular Technology Instructor Laura Boone ― has been selected as PTC’s Innovation Team of the Year for 2018.

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