What’s in a name? A lot, especially when it involves changing the name of the Union County Advanced Technology Center to the SCC Union County Campus.
Industrial development is occurring in many places across the Upstate but nowhere more intensely than along the State 290 corridor in western Spartanburg County.
More than 100 Spartanburg Community College students recently were recognized during a special ceremony honoring excellence in academics, campus activities and community services.
A demonstration by SCC's Computer Technologies Director Marcia Schenck taught a group of eighth-grade students how their classwork could make robots come to life.
Classes at SCC's Corporate and Community Education division allow students to take classes for fun without college credit. Restoring furniture is one of many classes offered through CCE.
Spartanburg Community College recently honored employees and retirees for years of service to South Carolina and the College, as well as individuals who have been selected for special honors by their peers and students.
The Union County Board of School Trustees voted unanimously Monday to authorize the school district to enter into a partnership with SCC to move the Adult Education program from its current location on Main Street to the SCC campus on US 176.
With a shifting focus from access to success, these institutions are reinventing themselves
Spartanburg Community College Cherokee County Campus allows students to purchase tickets to ride the Mission of Grace church van to the local campus.
Retired Navy machinist gets his college degree at same time as his two children.
Carlisle Finishing, Michelin and BMW are among the companies that have joined forces with SCC to try and prevent the “Grey Tsunami” from swamping the economies of the tri-county area of Cherokee, Spartanburg, and Union counties.
Spartanburg Herald-Journal features commencement ceremony photos from 2016 graduation.
Frank Hart, Union County Supervisor, leads efforts for improving workforce needs in the area by teaming up with several agencies including Spartanburg Community College.
Job fair to recruit qualified part-time faculty members and provide an opportunity for job seekers to meet with SCC's hiring managers.
Discover SCC is Tuesday, April 19 from 4:00-7:00 pm in the Dan Lee Terhune Student Services Building at the SCC central campus in Spartanburg. The event is free and open to students, parents and career seekers interested in SCC's academic programs.
April 14, 15 and 16 SCC theatre students will perform the play, Blue Stockings, an emotional story of the struggles women faced to achieve equality in higher education in the Victorian era of British history.
Cherokee County Adult Education students completed a forklift safety class March 17 at Spartanburg Community College.
The SCC summer camps will feature instruction from First Lego league robotics trainer Rick Vollick of Chicago’s 21st Century Kids, an education company which offers after-school programs for students to learn new technology skills.
To encourage accessibility of jobs to local residents and to cultivate a highly-skilled workforce, OTO Development will establish an apprenticeship program with Apprenticeship Carolina and Spartanburg Community College.
President Henry C. Giles Jr. of Spartanburg Community College delivers for Mobile Meals Week of Champions.
A robot and a working model of a community electrical system helped give some Sims Middle School student a look at the job market they will one day graduate into at the Union County Advanced Technology Center.
SCC can better serve veterans today thanks to a grant from America’s Warrior Partnership (AWP) to the College’s Foundation.
A high school student’s decision to continue their education after graduation could be worth as much as $3 million over the course of that student’s lifetime and Union County is offering a scholarship to help Union County High School seniors make that choice.
Former President Bill Clinton toured Spartanburg Community College's Center for Advanced Manufacturing & Industrial Technologies (CAMIT).
SCC Cherokee County Campus will host a 2016 College Goal event Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Room 301 at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Industrial Technology on the Cherokee County campus in Gaffney.
SCC has chosen exemplary faculty and staff members to receive South Carolina Technical Education Association (SCTEA) awards.
County Supervisor Frank Hart said the change this month involves adding a full-time “point person” as a center manager to help link job seekers to employer training opportunities.
Children are transformed by learning. They learn from parents, teachers, neighbors, and mainstream and social media. They can be transformed by gangs or FLL coaches. We're all responsible for transforming children.
Union County will continue to work with SCC to expand program offerings for residents.
CAMIT, the 27,500-square-foot facility allows students to complete their first year in mechatronics without traveling to Spartanburg. This is the training workforce needs to meet rising standards.
For a group of SCC healthcare students, the end of the fall 2015 semester was a special time of celebration not only because classes and exams were completed, but also because these students completed their health program of study and participated in the College's much-anticipated fall pinning ceremony.
Massage studio owner Lael Dann attended SCC where she was at the top of her class in the Therapeutic Massage program. “I realized I wanted to have my own business and not just work at a spa."
The ability to repair sewing machines has become something of a lost art that people are looking to rediscover.
Congratulations to the SCC students who have earned dean's list honors for fall term 2015.
Academic scholarships were awarded to 85 SCC students, all made possible thanks to generous donors.
A creative calling inspires former SCC welding student to pursue a change in career to metalworking.
Students learn how to use science and engineering principles to solve problems creatively by designing robots for the annual competition, said Daryl Smith, executive director of SCC Cherokee County Campus. All three Cherokee County teams advance to the Western SC State FLL competition at Easley High School.
SCC welcomes new associate vice president of instruction, Dr. Patricia Jones.
SCC Corporate and Community Education (CCE) division was recently named the 2015 South Carolina Association for Higher Continuing Education (SCAHCE) professional award recipient in the category of Outstanding Continuing Education Cooperative Program for the College's Operation Educate initiative.
The graduates ranked higher in test scores than the state and national averages within the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council.
SCC Downtown Campus is home to Upstate Warrior Solution, who connects warriors and families to community solutions; leads warriors to empower themselves; and inspires community to embrace the warrior and family.
Even in the high-tech world of 21st century industries such as manufacturing and distribution the forklift remains an indispensable tool and learning how to operate one could help a person get a job.
SCC Culinary Arts student Eddie Zuniga on the CW62 “The Daily Dish” show with Jamarcus Gaston.
Students in advanced manufacturing and industrial technologies (CAMIT) programs at SCC can’t finish fast enough for employee recruiters waiting with job offers.
Chair of Culinary Arts program at Spartanburg Community College, Amy Byers, shares recipes.
SCC students now have the opportunity to earn a four-year degree from Columbia College in Spartanburg, thanks to an agreement signed by SCC President Henry C. Giles, and Columbia College President Elizabeth A. Dinndorf.
Council for Advancement and Support of Education recognizes SCC Foundation as one of the top 25 colleges in the US for the most funds raised.
SC Accelerate, a consortium of S.C. technical colleges, to bring its predictive career tool, CareerChoiceGPS, to a new generation of adult learners, awards Greenville company contract for data analytics.
Union students in eighth grade learn about careers in manufacturing
Patience, passion and perseverance are traits that make Rusty Sellars, former SCC student, a successful hunter.
CMT Empowering Education is a comprehensive educational campaign that provides both an online resource, www.CMTEmpoweringEducation.com, and on the ground support to aid prospective students in overcoming the most commonly perceived obstacles to furthering education.
SCC will use a $642,496 automotive workforce grant to pay for training equipment and computers at its new Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies in Cherokee County.
Welding remains SCC's most popular course at Union County Advanced Technology Center.
SCC Cherokee County Campus Receives $642,496 Grant
SCC Cherokee Campus receives grant from Appalachian Regional Commission supporting Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies (CAMIT).
SCC's annual Arboretum Adventures fundraiser to be held October 1.
SCC faculty Jay Moore and Kevin Parris discuss SCC's horticulture program and the upcoming October 1 fundraiser, Arboretum Adventures on Your Carolina.
Changes in FAFSA process eases burden for students and schools, making application for financial aid more efficient and streamline.
Spartanburg Community College is part of the SC Technical College System and could receive at least $60,000-70,000 through the grant. Some of those funds could be spent on apprenticeships at industries in Union County through the SCC apprentice program offered at the Union County Advanced Technology Center.
All Things Considered on NPR interviews three college students with various backgrounds about their choices to attend community college, and how this affects them financially.
Jay Coffer, Department Chair of the Advanced Manufacturing Department at SCC says, “Manufacturing today wants individuals that are more than button pushers. They want people who can solve problems, who can be that lead individual,” Coffer explained. Here, they have the highest student enrollment he’s seen in his 27 years and companies are eager to hire them.
Upstate Warrior Solution, a nonprofit organization serving area veterans and active duty military personnel, works with veterans in Spartanburg, Greenville, Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties.
Gaffney resident, Mr. Gregory M. Tate, has been elected to serve as chairman of the Spartanburg County Commission for Technical & Community Education, the governing body of Spartanburg Community College.
The district is about four square blocks from Barnet Park to Spartanburg Community College's downtown campus on Kennedy Street and west on Kennedy to the Grain District, and is bordered on its northern edge by the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium.
The district plans to build a $20 million high school career center next to the college’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies (CAMIT) building, located on the SCC Cherokee County Campus.
The Aligning for Success initiative, a result of a public-private partnership spearheaded by SCC, is designed to make students in Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties think about their desired careers and set their educational paths toward those jobs. Other school districts across the state also will be able to use the program.
Congratulations to the SCC students who made Summer 2015 Dean's List!
The UCATC job fair was different from other job fairs in that it provided on-site interview opportunities between job-seekers and the participating companies.
“The Heritage Classic Foundation thinks it is a worthy cause and will help the state have a more educated and trained workforce in the future.”
The Aligning for Success educational initiative is designed to prompt students to think about their future careers and to align their educational paths with those goals.
SCC's new Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies (CAMIT) at SCC Cherokee County Campus plays an important role in economic development and supporting new business in the area.
Completion date set for September 15. CAMIT programs will include welding, automated manufacturing, mechatronics and robotics labs as well as industrial electronics.
Spartanburg Entrepreneur Resource Network (SERN), Hub City Farmer’s Market, and the South Carolina Community Loan Fund have partnered to sponsor an eight-session workshop for entrepreneurs.
SCC and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) have partnered to offer human resource (HR) professionals competency-based certification courses.
The 27,000-square-foot center will be the third on the SCC Cherokee County Campus and is set to open in fall 2015, serving 200 students.
“Spartanburg Community College has been our ace in the hole,” David Britt said about the five-location college, which he said would be a key in filling the project’s 400 jobs. “It helped us all the way back to BMW … The citizens, we all have put our money in the community college because we know the payback has been more than good. It’s been fantastic.”
The Spartanburg Community College Foundation recently welcomed two seasoned professionals to its board of directors.
SCC Downtown Campus Evans Academic Center is awarded 2015 Adaptive Reuse Citation Award from American Institute of Architect's South Carolina Chapter.
Congratulations to SCC students who have earned dean's list honors for spring term 2015!
The CAMIT training facility is expected to create 84 jobs and generate about $20 million in private investment when it is completed this summer.
SCC students, along with Wofford students and Northside residents, will have a hand in designing and building the spaces alongside artist Tom Shields of North Carolina.
Spartanburg Community College logo to be featured, along with other Spartanburg colleges, at the new miniature golf course downtown.
The new Cherokee Technology Center is approved to be built on leased property on the Spartanburg Community College Cherokee County campus.
The Spartanburg County Detention Center held its Operation Educate Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday. Operation Education provides educational resources of Spartanburg Community College to those incarcerated in the county jail. The program is intended to provide inmates with job and work skills.
The program gives inmates access to educational materials and resources from Spartanburg Community College to help give inmates “the job skills and workplace habits necessary to gain employment and keep a job,” according to a news release.
Avoiding the projected shortfall will require 2,600 additional students yearly graduating with associate degrees and 4,150 additional students graduating with bachelors' and higher degrees, according to the study.
Training by the state’s readySC program — what Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt calls the state’s “special sauce” when it comes to industrial recruiting — sealed the deal. This program is a division of the SC State Technical College System.
SCC President Henry Giles said the average age of students attending the college is “26, not 18. And they are individuals who have left high school and worked a while in their jobs. A number of them ... are coming back on their own because they realize they need to have additional credentials to be able to have a true living wage.”
SCC and USC Upstate leaders speak out in support of upcoming higher education bond bill for legislative passing.
New partnership will allow SCC staff to spend more quality, one-on-one time with students as they address admissions, financial aid, billing and other important enrollment-related topics pertaining to their college and career goals.
SCC Chief of Police Andre Kerr, a musician, shares his story of when he worked with legendary Percy Sledge.
SCC President Henry C. Giles, Jr. to be honored at Wofford College Graduation with Honorary Degree
SCC President Henry C. Giles, Jr. receives honorary degree of Doctor of Education from USC Upstate.
Clemson partners with SCC, other tech colleges to promote advanced manufacturing careers in South Carolina.
Operation Education will bring the educational resources of SCC to the county jail to give those incarcerated the job skills and workplace habits necessary to gain employment and keep a job.
Operation Education is about to commence at Spartanburg County Jail, thanks to a partnership with Spartanburg Community College.
The new CAMIT Building at SCC Cherokee County Campus will be a state-of-the-art facility for students studying advanced manufacturing, engineering technology, mechatronics and more.
Jason Pace and Kathy Jo Lancaster announced this week that four students in UCATC’s Welding Program for SCC have been selected to compete for the chance to represent the SCC system in the spring State Welding Competition.
SCC Computer Technology Program students collaborate with Spartanburg Partners for Active Living to write a program to help track bicycles rented in the city.
SC Technical College System, the University of South Carolina and Clemson University came together to sign letters of intent to offer coordinated admission—streamlining the transfer process for students graduating from in-state technical colleges like SCC to both universities.
March is Open House Month at SCC! Visit an event at a campus near you.
SCC is home to one of the top-rated associate degrees in the field of horticulture. The students who attend the program already have some idea what to do with their life even as they enter the first year of the program.
Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce prepares as about 23 percent of workers over the next 10 years at businesses SCC surveyed in Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties.
This formal partnership agreement is the culmination of discussions that was spearheaded by the State Workforce Investment Board.
SCC students earning dean's list honors for fall term 2014 are announced.
Need help filling out that confusing FASFA form? Visit College Goal at SCC Cherokee County Campus February 21.
SCC instructors Jason Bagwell, Jay Moore and Kevin Parris featured in this edition of The South Carolina Nurseryman
SCC Downtown Campus is home of the Evans Academic Center, which has been recognized with LEED Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is putting on more workshops intended to help South Carolina veterans get prepared for jobs in the civilian working world. SCC Tyger River Campus hosted the workshop in Duncan.
LEED Silver certification has been awarded for the SCC Downtown Campus Evans Academic Center through the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating program.
US Senator Tim Scott partners with SCC to host Veterans' Educational and Entrepreneurial Resources Fair at Tyger River Campus in Duncan on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.
SCC Corporate and Community Education provides funding for veterans to receive job training through its new Veteran Scholarships Forever endowment.
Dr. Cheryl Cox, SCC vice president of academic affairs, speaks about President Obama's proposal to provide two years of community college free for students who are eligible.
President Obama announces a plan to provide two free years of community college to students. See SCC President Giles and student, Violet Floyd interviewed about this on WYFF.
You're invited to enjoy this free lecture series from SCC on diverse topics exploring historical, religious, cultural and economic themes.
SCC aided in making this possible with continued support of economic development efforts in Spartanburg County.
A new program at SCC will allow students to obtain an associate degree by attending class on weekends.
Spartanburg Community College President Henry C. Giles Jr. announced the implementation of the SCC Action Plan to educate and train the personnel needed by business and industry in the Upstate both now and in the future.
SCC Cherokee County Campus breaks ground for new CAMIT facility in Gaffney.
SCC student John Harris featured in this NPR article as he shares his experience with the apprenticeship program working at Cooper Standard.
Congratulations to SCC students who made Summer 2014 Dean's List!
Spartanburg Community College is proud to be a part of Spartanburg's downtown revitalization by opening its Evans Academic Center in 2013.
SCC Arboretum Director Kevin Parris and SCC student Tanner Howell share their experiences with the public Thursday during “Arboretum Adventures,” a yearly fundraiser for the college's arboretum and horticulture department.
"There's a lot of jobs being created in manufacturing and the different suppliers -- and that creates a mecca for startup businesses," SCC's economic development director, Mike Forrester said.
SCC announced its most recent grant awards Thursday that will be applied toward a $7.7 million education and training facility to help meet the future employment needs of industries in Cherokee County.
The Timken Foundation donated $150,000 to the Spartanburg Community College Foundation for the new educational and training facility at the college’s Cherokee County campus.
SCC will hold its fall Arboretum Adventures fundraiser. This year features Tanner Howell, one of SCC's horticultural students, and SCC Arboretum Director Kevin Parris and their visit to Great Dixter in England. The event is a great way to keep up with what is happening each year at the school.
On Sept. 8, the results of research funded by a Duke Energy Foundation grant were released. Under the direction of SCC, the study explored how well-equipped educational institutions are to supply Upstate employers with a skilled workforce in the face of this large group of highly skilled workers that will retire in the coming years. The findings were staggering.
Union County Advanced Technology Center will host a college “Boot Camp” sponsored by the Urban League of the Upstate to help high school students and their parents prepare for college.
The Union County Advanced Technology Center is working on expanding its welding program and establishing a mechatronics program as part of a series of workforce initiatives announced by Spartanburg Community College.
The EDA investment announced this will help create a facility to develop a robust pipeline of skilled manufacturing technicians to meet the needs of industry the Spartanburg region.
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that its Economic Development Administration is awarding $1.1 million to Spartanburg Community College to help build the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies in Cherokee County, which will offer workforce training in several areas of manufacturing.
The investment will help build the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies (CAMIT) training facility. The project is expected to create 84 jobs and generate about $20 million in private investment, according to the grant from the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA.)
To help the Upstate successfully cope with the challenge of the loss of skilled workers due to the retirement of the Baby Boomers Spartanburg Community College will undertake a series of initiatives to train and educate the workers that will be needed to replace the retirees.
Based on this study, 1,500 people will be needed to fill the jobs of retirees, and that’s without factoring in expansion by existing companies, Giles said. This year, 725 people graduated from SCC, which means the college will have to double its enrollment to ensure a skilled workforce for the Upstate.
SCC, in partnership with The Duke Energy Foundation, released critical data from a market research study analyzing the manufacturing job scene in Upstate, SC.
“I have no immediate plans to retire,” Giles said this week. “My thought is that I'm going to be here for a while.”
Faced with a rising tide of retiring baby boomers, manufacturers in Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties are in need of certain skills that aren't necessarily in sync with those the workforce here thinks are important, according to research that will be released today by Spartanburg Community College and the Duke Energy Foundation.
SCC President Henry Giles discusses new market research findings the College commissioned, in partnership with Duke Energy, that focuses on the job scene in the Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties in relation to the manufacturing industry.
"Spartanburg is a vital part of the Upstate, and we believe it is important for us to have a large presence in these ongoing conversations about how we can continue building our capacity to succeed in the global economy while also addressing important issues on building community vibrancy and enhancing the quality of life across our entire region."
Spartanburg Community College inducted five individuals to the SCC Wall of Fame for their distinguished service and contributions to the College.
The award-winning renovation project of SCC's Evans Academic Center rebuilt most of the interior and modernized the building to provide state-of-the-art classrooms and labs better suited to the larger scale, maximum flexibility and technologies sought for today’s more open, group interactive learning environments.
BMW Scholars exemplifies the growth of apprenticeships in South Carolina as the S.C. Technical College System’s Apprenticeship Carolina has become a model of helping businesses develop employee-recruiting programs.
Spartanburg Community College provides integral role in workforce development at BMW.
Core Care Medical LLC, who go their start at SCC's Center for Business & Entrepreneurial Development, is proof positive that Spartanburg's entrepreneurial soil is fertile.
Students at SCC Corporate and Community Education class learn to create the comics they love.
Fifteen rising 8th and 9th graders are spending part of their summer break learning about engineering, manufacturing and computer technology with fun, hands-on activities at SCC.
Wallace Thomson Hospital, Haemonetics, and Dollar General represent their industrial sectors at SCC Open House in Union.
SCC Downtown Campus' Evans Academic Center recognized at the 2014 S.C. Historic Preservation Awards.
Oscar Fuller was inducted May 30 into the SCC Wall of Fame for his leadership role in expanding education opportunities for Cherokee County residents.
S.C. State lawmakers provided $500,000 in this year’s state budget for Spartanburg Community College (SCC) to use in a planned multimillion dollar training facility.
SCC's new Star program, similar to the "Green Zone" program, will provide military and veteran students safe zones around campus to receive special assistance.
SCC graduate Dustin Reid is a 29-year-old former Marine who worked in a scrapyard for two years, and then a poultry plant. Now at BMW, he’s been part of the Scholars Program, an apprenticeship program that was the subject of a Making Sense segment on PBS. SCC student Amanda Echols is also interviewed.
A group of prospective global business leaders toured Spartanburg Community College’s Center for Business and Entrepreneurial Development (The Center) in Duncan.
Spring has sprung, and everyone is looking for an excuse to get outside. Jason Bagwell, SCC's Horticulture Program Director offers great gardening tips.
The first day of summer semester starts on Monday, but there's still time to register for flex term that begins June 2!
Union County High School students will have the opportunity to receive dual credit in welding from SCC while still in high school.
Union County Advanced Technology Center is holding information sessions for free manufacturing training.
Free manufacturing training for qualified individuals seeking employment in advanced manufacturing.
Brandon Shreve surprised his mother at her GED graduation ceremony. He is a specialist in the Army, serving in Afghanistan and now stationed in Germany. His mother, Dona Shreve was the unsuspecting graduate at the ceremony held at SCC Downtown Campus in Spartanburg, S.C.
George Sims, 69, is graduating from Spartanburg Community College so he can help those less fortunate in his community.
SCC Downtown Campus officially unveiled their new Balmer Fountain, a water feature in memory of Hans Balmer donated by Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerli.
Events for community, students and college employees on slate, including a community wide event "SCC 50th Birthday Celebration" May 20. Find out more at www.sccsc.edu/birthday
Early College Program Receives Grant from AT&T
Special funding offers local veterans another avenue to further their training and careers. VSF helps veterans and their spouses take vocational and skilled trades training programs that can lead to employment
Renovations to the downtown Evans building, shown in December, are drawing to a close. The building will be part of Spartanburg Community College's new downtown campus.
UCATC site coordinator, Kathy Jo Lancaster, reports growth in welding, health and human services and dual credit programs during the 2012-2013 school year.
The college and car maker are teaming for an effort to draw more women into manufacturing through the BMW Technical Scholars Program.
Transportation is an obstacle Mission of Grace has worked to eliminate for local high school graduates. For the past three years, the church has operated a transportation ministry in the community so students can attend adult education and Spartanburg Community College classes.
The $9 million state-of-the-art educational facility is the college's third building on the Gaffney campus and will provide students with hands-on training for highly technical careers in advanced manufacturing.