Category Archives: Education

Midlands Tech’s Suzette Senn selected president of national organization

Community College Business Officers (CCBO) has elected Suzette Senn, Midlands Technical College Director of Accounting Services, as the organization’s president for the 2016-2017 year. CCBO is a national organization that is committed to providing educational and professional support, networking opportunities, and timely trend and demographic information for business officers representing community colleges and community college…
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Vulcan Materials Co. supports Governor’s School STEM programs and camps

Columbia, SC –The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) recently received a $10,000 investment from Vulcan Materials Co. in support of GSSM’s Business Leadership Network (BLN); its GoSciTech residential summer camps; and two satellite summer day camps, CREATEng and iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation, held in Greenville County. Through the BLN, Vulcan’s support…
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Richland County partners with local school for pilot food waste project

(RICHLAND PIO) — Lunch scraps are being turned into plant food at a local elementary school, thanks to a new recycling program and lots of green-minded students. Dutch Fork Elementary School is participating in a pilot program to reduce the amount of food waste the school sends to the landfill. Richland County Solid Waste &…
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Midlands Tech collaborates with Boys & Girls Club to create Be Great University

Midlands Technical College is helping the Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands reduce employee turnover and better serve the children its staff members care for. The Boys & Girls Club organization provides childcare at more than 60 locations throughout the Midlands area and employs approximately 450 team members.  By offering its staff specialized, online…
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Midlands schools, district join statewide innovation network

[caption id="attachment_5955" align="alignleft" width="400"] TransformSC Schools and Districts (new schools and districts in pink)[/caption] Swansea High School Freshman Academy in Swansea, Bates Middle School in Sumter, and Lexington County School District 4 have been accepted to TransformSC’s statewide innovation network. “The fact that more schools and districts are joining the TransformSC network shows how leadership…
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Midlands Tech president selected for Richland School District One Hall of Fame

[caption id="attachment_5828" align="alignleft" width="150"] Ronald Rhames[/caption] Midlands Technical College (MTC) President Dr. Ronald L. Rhames has been selected for the Richland School District One Hall of Fame. Dr. Rhames is one of six new members who will be inducted into the school district’s 2016 Hall of Fame, which is the highest honor bestowed upon individuals…
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SC Whitmore School achieves most improved SAT scores in South Carolina

Columbia, SC – SC Whitmore School (SCWS), a virtual public charter high school, had the greatest increase in South Carolina in their mean SAT composite score from 2015 to 2016.  The scores were determined based on graduating seniors who took the SAT during their senior year. From 2015 to 2016, SCWS saw an increase of…
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National young entrepreneur scholarship application period open

COLUMBIA, Oct. 4, 2016—The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Young Entrepreneur Foundation announced that its scholarship application for the 2017 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards is now open through Dec. 18. High school seniors who run their own business and plan to attend a two- or four-year university, college, or vocational institute during the fall…
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EdVenture Children’s Museum joins creative thinking initiative

Columbia, SC - EdVenture Children’s Museum is providing local schools with guidance, professional development and support to jumpstart and sustain maker education in classrooms. The initiative is part of Making Spaces: Expanding Maker Education Across the Nation, a nationwide program supported by Google, the Maker Education Initiative (Maker Ed) and the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh…
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S.C. Future Scholar 529 college plan sees record growth

(Columbia, SC) – September is National College Savings Month, and Treasurer Curtis Loftis wants to increase awareness among South Carolina families about the importance of saving early for college with a 529 plan. South Carolina’s Future Scholar 529 Plan, administered by State Treasurer Curtis Loftis, is experiencing record sales and new account growth.  “South Carolinians…
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