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PTC Hosts Workshop for Educational Professionals

Dec
06
2011

inserviceworkshop1211The Piedmont Education & Business Alliance recently hosted its ninth annual Guidance Standards and Career Development Workshop at Piedmont Technical College. The event drew more than 100 school counselors and career development professionals from 10 school districts in Abbeville, Clinton, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, Ninety Six, Saluda and Ware Shoals.

PTC Counselor Selected Innovative Educator

Dec
02
2011

pleshetteelmoreaward1111Pleshette Elmore, director of Student Support Services at Piedmont Technical College, was recently selected as the Innovative Educator of the Month by Cengage Learning. A 1990 graduate of Lander University, Elmore spent four years at Self Regional Healthcare before becoming a caseworker and the coordinator at GLEAMNS.

Developmental Studies Students, Faculty Collect for Meg’s House

Dec
16
2011

developmentalstudiesdonation1211Students in the Piedmont Technical College developmental studies program joined with the arts and sciences division to collect toiletry products and hygiene products for MEG’s House. More than 770 items were collected and delivered through the Greenwood Women’s Forum. The drive was an effort to promote community service.

Piedmont Tech Graduates First Practical Nursing Students in Laurens

Jan
04
2012

pnlaurens1211The new practical nursing program for Piedmont Technical College based at the Laurens County Higher Education Center recently had its first class of graduates from the Laurens County program.

Massage Therapy Program Clinic Opens

Jan
12
2012

Massage therapy is one of the fastest growing professions in the health care field. There is an ever increasing acceptance of massage as a holistic approach to health care and health maintenance.

Eaton Corporation Continues Support of Engineering Education with Donation

Sep
25
2012

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation recently made a generous $25,000 donation to the Piedmont Technical College Foundation. 

Project Genesis Addresses Educational Crisis

Sep
07
2012

Through a new program called Project Genesis, Piedmont Technical College is taking action to address a problem of national proportions.

“There is a crisis among African American males in education,” said Steve Coleman, director of Project Genesis. “Piedmont Technical College has recognized this crisis and we are working to provide a targeted group of men with the necessary resources for success.”

Piedmont Tech Provides Free Workshops

Sep
05
2012

Through SC REACH for Success, a statewide network of Public Computer Centers (PCCs) has been established. For Piedmont Tech, this initiative means that computer labs at all seven campuses have been updated and are ready for public use.  

“This is a wonderful opportunity for people in all seven counties we serve,” said Jennifer Wilbanks, dean of county campuses. “These PCCs will help us provide computer access to many people who otherwise would not have it.”

Agriculture and Horticulture Programs Receive Honors

Aug
31
2012

The diversified agriculture and horticulture programs at Piedmont Technical College continue to garner accolades from across the State.

Area College Students Head Back to Class

Aug
27
2012

Students at Piedmont Technical College recently headed back to class. Interested students still have time to enroll for Late Term, which begins September 26.