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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, Michels knew he wanted to enroll in some form of industrial or manufacturing curriculum.
Piedmont Technical College recently received a generous donation as part of the funds raised through the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Charity Classic. The $40,000 presented to the Foundation was a portion of the $250,000 raised from the tournament to help nonprofit organizations in the seven-county area who provide services for women.
Piedmont Technical College’s welding program is expanding to the Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) in Laurens County for the fall.
Students looking to enroll in the Piedmont Technical College respiratory care program will notice changes for the fall semester. The curriculum has been revised to better accommodate the advances in the health care system and to streamline the path of students in the program.
The partnership between Piedmont Technical College and Laurens District 56 has again produced graduates from the PTC journeyman welding certificate program at Clinton High School.
“This was a great opportunity for the students in Clinton,” said Amanda Richardson, director of dual enrollment at PTC. “We are excited about the success of the partnership.”
Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2014 spring semester have earned inclusion on the President’s List. To be named to the list, students must be full time and earn a term GPA of 4.00. Students will receive a certificate of achievement signed by the college president.
President’s List students include:
Piedmont Technical College was recently chosen to join the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, a national effort to train 10,000 baby boomers for new jobs in health care, education and social services. The program is sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).
The college will be offering informational workshops to help baby boomers chart their next steps including enrolling in one of the 13 health science and nursing programs available at Piedmont Tech.
Scholarships were presented to students and donors were recognized at the recent scholarship luncheon.
Piedmont Technical College and the Laurens County EMS recently celebrated the graduation of its first class of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) from their partnership in Laurens.
At Piedmont Technical College’s recent spring commencement exercises, outstanding students from each of the college’s seven supporting counties were honored for academic achievement.