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  • Piedmont Tech Breaks Ground on Leading-Edge O'Dell Center

    November 15, 2018

    Harry Truman astutely observed that a man can accomplish a lot if he doesn’t care who gets the credit. The same can be said of the late Sen. Billy O’Dell. During his nearly 28 years of public service, O’Dell was a staunch advocate for technical education and, particularly, for Piedmont Technical College (PTC). He did not broadcast his advocacy but quietly made it a consistent practice. It is appropriate, therefore, that PTC name its planned state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing facility the William H “Billy” O’Dell Upstate Center for Manufacturing Excellence.

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  • Instant Admission Day - Nov. 28

    November 15, 2018

    Instant Admission Day - Because There's No Time for Complacency

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  • Groundbreaking for Long-Anticipated O'Dell Center Set for Nov. 15

    Piedmont Tech to Break Ground on O'Dell Center

    November 8, 2018

    In 2016, Piedmont Technical College announced plans to build the William H. “Billy” O’Dell Upstate Center for Manufacturing Excellence, so named in honor of the late, long-serving state senator from the Lakelands. At long last, PTC will break ground on the O’Dell Center on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Medford Center on South Emerald Road.

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  • PTC Introduces Newest Class of Presidential Ambassadors

    PTC Names 2018 Presidential Ambassadors

    November 6, 2018

    Each year, Piedmont Technical College chooses some of its best and brightest students to serve as Presidential Ambassadors. These students represent the college at campus events, provide campus tours and speak about their experiences to various audiences, including potential students and civic organizations. This year’s 13 ambassadors hail from a variety of backgrounds and represent many program areas, but they all have one thing in common ― they share a deep gratitude for the impact Piedmont Tech has had on their lives.

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  • Summer 2018 Academic Honor Students Recognized

    Presidents List for Summer 2018 Announced

    November 2, 2018

    PTC students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2018 summer term have earned inclusion on the President’s List.

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  • 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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