• Piedmont Tech Hosts 31st Annual Employers Day

    March 27, 2013

    More than 200 Piedmont Technical College students and alumni recently took advantage of the college’s 31st annual Employers Day.

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  • Top 5 Excuses Adults Use Not to Go Back to College

    April 2, 2013

    You wake up every day to return to the same job you have been dragging yourself to for the past 10 years. However, you don’t see a way out. More sitting at a computer crunching numbers you don’t care about; or performing mind-numbing data entry; or performing work that, let’s face it, was fine 10 years ago, but is starting to wear on you physically now.

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  • Horticulture Program Welcomes New Coordinator

    March 29, 2013

    Josh Murdock grew up around agriculture. The Honea Path native experienced life around cattle and farming. But it was a high school agriculture teacher that put him on the path that led him to Piedmont Technical College as the new horticulture program coordinator.

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  • Introducing Career Coach

    March 28, 2013

    Piedmont Technical College is pleased to introduce Career Coach, a tool designed to help you find a good career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training. Powered by ZIP code-level labor-market data** and real-time job postings from, Career Coach was designed to be a self-guided resource for jobseekers that requires zero assistance to navigate.

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  • Career Snapshot: What is Machine Tool Technology?

    March 26, 2013

    The manufacturing sector has been making a big comeback in Upstate South Carolina, and one of the skillsets in the highest demand is machining and CNC programming. At the moment, there are more jobs out there than there are qualified people to fill them. In fact, the demand for machinists is at an all-time high: some companies are even recruiting nationally for local positions.

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  • HVAC Program Hosts Seminar

    March 20, 2013

    Piedmont Technical College’s Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program recently hosted a seminar for students and local businesses on repairing A/C compressors.

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  • Making Real Connections is the Key to Job Search Success

    March 14, 2013

    A recent report by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that during the Great Recession, unemployed people spent about half of their lost work hours on sleep and leisure activities. The amount they dedicated to finding a job? About one percent.

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  • Q&A: Brad Willingham, President of Bondex, Inc.

    March 19, 2013

    When Bondex, Inc. in Trenton, S.C. started planning for an expansion, Brad Willingham knew they'd need assistance in hiring a qualified workforce. Finding and selecting new hires is critical to the success of a new or existing company. Willingham turned to Piedmont Technical College and readySC to help his company develop a customized training package designed to pre-screen and select a group of new hires with the right skills to succeed at Bondex.

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  • PTC College Fair Highlights Bridge and Transfer Partnerships

    March 18, 2013

    More than 30 colleges and universities were in attendance recently at a College Transfer Fair sponsored by Piedmont Technical College.

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  • Five College Scholarships You've Probably Never Heard Of

    March 14, 2013

    You may not have been valedictorian of your graduating class, but you could still use some help paying for college, right? Don’t worry - you’re definitely not alone! There are plenty of options available when it comes to financial aid, and they aren’t all about your high school GPA.

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