Staff Reports Piedmont Technical College is partnering with industry on several new programs, continuing its mission of workforce devel ..." /> Staff Reports Piedmont Technical College is partnering with industry on several new programs, continuing its mission of workforce devel ..." /> Index-Journal

Staff Reports

Piedmont Technical College is partnering with industry on several new programs, continuing its mission of workforce development that goes back to the beginning of the S.C. Technical College System.

These apprenticeships are employer-sponsored training programs that have been registered with the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration as part of a $5 million grant awarded the SC Technical College System in 2015 to expand apprenticeship in the state.

Piedmont Tech partners with 38 companies on apprenticeships, including some with multiple programs. There are 249 students involved across 49 apprenticeship programs.

Some of the most recent programs include mechatronics with ZF Transmissions and Prysmian Group; CNC (Computerized Numerical Control) with Alupress; and supervisory training with SPF North America and Velux America.

Scholarship funds remain available for employers. Apprenticeships that are registered with DOLETA are part of South Carolina’s overall strategy for maintaining a skilled workforce that meets the needs of existing industry as well as businesses seeking to locate here.

For information, contact Denning at 864-941-8417 or denning.r@ptc.edu.