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Machine Tool Technology
The loss of a high school course turned into a great opportunity for one Laurens District High School graduate. As a freshman, Braxton Michels was interested in the machine tool class offered at LDHS. However, when the teacher left to pursue other opportunities, the course was discontinued. But,...
Building Construction Technology
Graduation: May 2010
Currently: Project Engineer
Brandon Andrews tried on many hats after graduating from high school. It wasn’t until he enrolled in the Building Construction Technology program at Piedmont Technical College that he found the right fit. “I got plenty of hands-on experience at Piedmont Tech out on the job site,”...
Machine Tool Technology
Currently: Piedmont Plastics
Jared Roach has found a way to put his mechanical abilities to good use. The Ware Shoals native graduated from Greenwood Christian School in 2010 and enrolled in the Electronic Engineering Technology program at Piedmont Technical College. But a walk through the machine tool shop changed his life....
Dual Enrollment Welding
Katelyn Bradberry isn’t your typical teenage girl. The junior plays lacrosse for Clinton High School. She is a member of the FFA. She is interested in a career in either agriculture or forensic science. And she is enrolled in the dual enrollment welding program offered by Piedmont Technical...
Machine Tool Technology
Graduation: May 2012
Currently: Burnstein von Seelen
Kenny Price had his foot in the door with Burnstein von Seelen even before he completed his machine tool technology degree at Piedmont Technical College. The Abbeville company took Price on as an apprentice in the Tool and Die division, which has now led to a full-time position with the...
Mechatronics & Industrial Electronics
Graduation: 2011
Currently: GE Aviation
After completing degrees in both Mechatronics and Industrial Electronics, Valerie Fennell says she’s found her niche—and she’s doubled her salary, as well. After working in industry for years, Fennell had reached the point in her career where she needed to pursue certification in...

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