Archive for October, 2009

Come visit SCC’s new training center in Union and learn about national certifications in construction and manufacturing.  Employers are looking for employees to fill positions.

When:     November 17, 2009; 10 am or 4 pm

Location:  QuickJobs Development Center
1401 Furman L. Findley Highway
Union, SC  29379

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Spartanburg Herald Journal, October 26, 2009

Finally, some good news for Union County. 

Dr. Just, vice president for corporate & community education, stands in the welding labe in the recently completed Union County Advanced Technology Center.  Officials at the center say welding is a high-demand field.

Dr. Just, vice president for corporate & community education, stands in the welding lab in the recently completed QuickJobs Development Center. Officials at the center say welding is a high-demand field.

Spartanburg Community College soon will open its new QuickJobs Development Center in Union, which school and local officials are hoping will evenually curb an unemployment rate in excess of 20 percent there.

The recently completed 14,000 square-foot facility on Highway 176 — an estimated $2.3 million project funded by a grant from the Department of Commerce and a Community Development Block Grant — will house three technical programs:  welding, pipe fitting and Manufacturing Skill Standards Council certification.

Most of the students are recipients of scholarship money from an “individual training account” through Upstate Career Source, which operates under the direction of the Upstate Workforce Investment Board. 

How to enroll:  For more information about enrolling in one of the three technical programs to be held at the new center, call the Corporate & Community Education department at SCC at 592-4900.  For information about qualifying for individual. training account scholarships, call Upstate Career Source at 562-4168. 

Read more about the QuickJobs Development Center.

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Calling all:

Poets •  Prose Writers  
Creative Nonfiction Writers  • Unplugged Musicians

Everyone Welcome!  Come share your original works!  SCC’s next Open Mic Night is Wednesday, November 18, 2009 from 6 to 7 pm at the Spartanburg Community College Library, Room 205

For information contact: 
Alan Tessaro, 864-592-6205 — tessaroa@sccsc.edu or
Chris Wilkerson, 864-592-4853 — wilkersonc@sccsc.edu.

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Get started now!

SCC is offering some fun and informative holiday classes starting November 5, 2009. 

Christmas Stocking Creations lets you add a special touch to your holiday mantel or give them as gifts. 

Learn piano in just one day?  Instant Christmas Carol Piano Workshop for hopeless busy people lets you discover shortcuts with a bare minimum of tedious note reading.

Just in time for the holidays!  Candy Making – Learn to make candies that look as good as they taste.  Give as gifts or delight your family and friends.

Learn More and register online.

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Spartanburg Herald Journal
October 14, 2009

MAU Inc. and Tier One Solutions will hold a job fair from 9 am to 4 pm today (Wednesday, October 14, 2009) at the Greenville One Stop office at 706 Pendleton St. to fill temporary positions at BMW Manufacturing Co.

BMW announced Friday the addition of two production shifts at the plant near Greer.  To support these additional shifts, BMW’s contract agencies will hire up to 700 workers.

For job information, visit www.mau.com.  To schedule an interview with a MAU executive, call Brett Yardley at 706-823-2344 or e-mail brett.yardley@mau.com.

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October 20, 2009  5:00 to 8:30 pm
Mariott Greenville

Becoming a Respected Leader and Building your Leadership Legacy

Spartanburg Community College’s President, Dr. Para M. Jones, will be on the panel of Upstate women business leaders, in a discussion providing perspective on critical issues such as talent management in today’s downsized environment and developing a leadership pipeline.  The panel will share their insights, lessons learned and strategies for building respect as a leader.

There will be time for Networking and panel discussion.  Learn More

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By Scott Miller
Published Oct. 7, 2009

LSP Automotive in Union was sold to a Spanish company that is building an automotive parts stamping operation near the new Volkswagen plant in Tennessee. According to German media reports, Gestamp Automocion of Spain has purchased LSP from Laepple AG of Germany.  Read More.

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