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
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.