Archive for March, 2011

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day and Lawn Mower Exchange

  • When:  April 16, 2011
  • Where:  Spartanburg County Administration parking lot
  • Time:  9 am to 2 pm . . . RAIN or SHINE

For a list of items that will be accepted from Spartanburg County County homeoweners click here.

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Welcome to the Spartanburg Community College Corporate & Community Education’s e-newsletter. Our goal is to keep you informed on employment trends in Upstate South Carolina. This month will focus on business and professional development training. 
Have you ever been told that you have a great voice? 
Getting Paid to Talk – An Introduction to Professional Voice Overs 
 SCC Corporate & Community Education Division can help you get started. Whether your goal is to pursue voice over work full time, part time, as a supplemental income or as a component of your retirement, it’s important for you to understand exactly what the field has to offer, how to prepare for success, and where to look for professional opportunities that are close to you. Read More
SHRM Essentials of Human Resource Management 
Who will Benefit?
Whether you are an employer, employee or a job seeker, you may come into contact with human resource (HR) issues daily.
SCC’s Corporate and Community Education Division is proud to offer the SHRM Essentials of HR Management course, in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management. Course participants will be exposed to the many topics. Read More

View our home page to link to archived newsletters. www.sccsc.edu/cce

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Tony Rice HeadlinesFolk Festival: TICKETS ON SALE NOW!! Small Intimate Setting. Very Limited Seating!
No seat more than 45 feet from the stage. 

On April 2, 2011, Spartanburg Methodist College will present a full day Folk Festival as the final event of the 2010-2011 Centennial Celebration. This event is a fundraiser for the college with all proceeds being used as seed money for a Folklore and Oral History Achieve to be established at the college.

 Admission: The event is open to the general public
Times: Doors open at 1PM; Music starts at 2PM.

Matthew Knights Williams – 2-2:45 pm
David Ezell – 3-3:45 pm
Freddie Vanderford Band (included with band
Fayssoux Starling McLean) – 4-4:45 pm and 5-5:45 pm
Bryan Bowers – 6-6:45 pm and 7-7:45 pm
Tony Rice – 8-8:45 pm and 9-9:45 pm

ORDER TICKETS NOW! @ www.brownpapertickets.com
or at the Spartanburg Methodist Business Office from
9am-5pm Mon.-Thurs. or 9am-1pm Friday.

Will-Call Window: Open day of event at the auditorium from 12 Noon to 8PM!

Advanced Ticket Prices
Kids & Teens $20.00 – Under 17 years of age
Area College Students $25.00 Must Present Valid Students ID
Senior Citizen $35.00 – Adults 65 & Over
General – $40.00 – Adults 18+

Day of Show Door Prices
Kids & Teens $25.00 – Under 17 years of age
Area College Students $30.00
Senior Citizen $45.00
General Admission $50.00 – Adults 18+ years old

Recording devices: Cameras and any type of video and/or
audio recording devices are prohibited at this event.

Basic Festival Information
This is an Indoor Event.
*No Camping
*No Ice Chest and/or Coolers Allowed
*No Tailgating
*No Cookouts
*No Alcohol Allowed on Grounds/Event Building
*No Smoking in Auditorium
*No Outside food or drink allowed in Building

Food & Drink will be sold at Event:

For more information on the event see the college website: www.smcsc.edu  or contact LeverB@smcsc.edu or (864) 587-4279. See our listing on FaceBook, MySpace, or Twitter

Refunds will only be offered if the festival is canceled. No Refunds for Lost or Stolen Tickets. If money is refunded only the cost of the ticket will be refunded. No other taxes,fees and/or other personal expenses will be covered.

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!
Who: Chair Of SMC Events  
Phone: (864) 587-4279  
Email: LeverB@smcsc.edu  
Web: http://www.smcsc.edu  

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Just in case you are wondering if you should take that Motorcycle Rider Education Class???

The answer is yes!

 My dream was to one day own a Harley Sportster. I realized that dream in January, 2011. Although I was able to ride, I had this nervous tension every time I was in traffic. I decided to take a class.

I have just completed the beginner class and it was an eye-opening experience for me. I have had considerable experience on dirt bikes but very little with street bikes. I am now much more confident on my new motorcycle knowing that I am armed with the safety and techical skills to make my bike work with me.

During this class I watched students who had never been on a motorcycle complete skills tasks that some experienced riders have problems with. The instructor was knowledgeable, experienced and very encouraging.

I had doubts if the class would be worth the cost. Every penny was well spent. I would recommend a motorcycle class to anyone who owns a bike or thinking about purchasing one. If you have been riding for years, take the Intermediate level. You won’t regret it. Just the safety awareness alone is worth it.

Visit www.sccsc.edu/cce to view the complete schedule of motorcycle courses. Happy Riding!

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Join the SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy for the 12th Annual Summer Institute – a three-day conference designed for youth serving and teen pregnancy prevention professionals.  As one of the country’s most popular conferences of its kind, the Summer Institute is scheduled for June 15-17 at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel in beautiful Myrtle Beach, SC.  This year’s theme – Building Bridges: Strengthening Partnerships in Prevention – could not be more timely given the importance of collaboration during these tough economic times.

 Headlining this year’s conference will be Dr. Steve Perry, CNN Correspondent and Founder of Capitol Preparatory Magnet School in Connecticut.  He will be joined by Actor/Producer Brian White and Anton Gunn of the United States Department of Health & Human Services.

 Whether you are interested in prevention services, education or youth development, Summer Institute 2011 will give you the opportunity to strengthen partnerships, support your colleagues in the field, and focus on collaborative solutions in the face of change that has impacted us all.

 Register today and make sure to book your room at the conference hotel as soon as possible as rooms will fill up quickly. Visit  www.teenpregnancysc.org.

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Cheri Anderson-Hucks
Director, Marketing & Public Relations
Office (864) 592-4931 or Cell (864) 494-6679
hucksc@sccsc.edu <mailto:hughest@sccsc.edu> 

 Spartanburg, S.C. – Spartanburg Community College’s (SCC) Cherokee County Campus will host a free open house drop-in and financial aid workshop on Saturday, March 19, 2011, from 10 am – 2 pm in the Harvey S. Peeler, Jr. Academic Building. The event is open to anyone in the community interested in attending SCC.
Attendees will learn about the admissions and financial aid processes and receive an overview of SCC’s more than 80 certificates, diplomas and associate degree programs that lead to rewarding employment in high-growth, high demand careers in business, engineering technology and industrial technology, computer technology, health and education. Faculty and staff will be available to answer questions and provide information on SCC support services that help students make the most of their educational experience.
“This is a great opportunity for recent high school graduates, parents and those seeking a new career to explore all the possibilities that SCC’s Cherokee County Campus provides,” says Daryl Smith, executive director of the SCC Cherokee County Campus. “It’s a chance for our local community to see what we offer first-hand. We know that once people get to know us and visit our campus, they are better equipped to make the decision on whether SCC is the right place for them. We believe that we are the right place. The programs we offer combined with personalized services available to all students, change lives and build futures – right here in our own backyard.”
Smith adds that because more than 80 percent of new careers today and in the future will require at least an associate’s degree, receiving an education is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity. “Our affordable tuition, variety of class offerings (day, evening, weekend, traditional and online), small class size, outstanding professors and our convenient locations, make attending college easier than ever before.
“And, when you consider that each year more than 90 percent of SCC graduates find jobs and/or transfer to universities to complete baccalaureate and higher degrees, attending and graduating from college is the pathway to career success and financial stability.”
Guests attending the open house can also enjoy a unique display of antique tractors thanks to the generosity of the Broad River Antique Power Association. “Mr. Ed Patterson, board chair of the Association, graciously volunteered to share their tractor collection at our event,” explains Mr. Smith. “Not only can families can come to the event to explore their educational future, but they can also experience our community’s rich agricultural heritage by seeing the antique tractors.”
For kids and/or kids-at-heart, the Association will also treat children attending the event to rides on a kid’s train.

For more information about the event, visit www.sccsc.edu/ccc or call (864) 206-2700. The SCC Cherokee County Campus is located at 523 Chesnee Highway (Hwy.11) in Gaffney.
Summer semester classes at SCC’s Cherokee County Campus begin on May 16, and registration begins April 4. Individuals interested in applying to the College for the summer semester can apply online at www.sccsc.edu or contact the SCC Admissions Center in Spartanburg at (864) 592-4800, toll free (866) 591-3700 or contact the SCC Cherokee County Campus student services department at  (864) 206-2703.  
About Spartanburg Community College.
Recently named one of the fastest-growing colleges in the nation according to Community College Week, SCC offers more than 80 academic programs of study including associate degrees, diplomas and certificates, plus University Transfer opportunities to four-year colleges and universities. SCC provides flexible class scheduling including day, evening, weekend and FlexStart classes in addition to more than 100 online classes through SCCOnline. Offering the lowest tuition in the region, convenient locations, and regional/national accreditations, SCC offers educational opportunities leading to high-growth, high-demand jobs. The SCC Corporate & Community Education Division provides job and career enhancement, workforce development and personal enrichment courses and training programs. For more information, visit www.sccsc.edu .

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SCC Corporate & Community Education has just completed a 68 hour Office Administration Certificate class consisting of a variety of material every administrative assistant needs to know:  

  • Introduction to computers
  • The basics of four Microsoft Office Suite applications, Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Business writing and grammar

The students had some wonderful things to say about the class and  the instructor, Dr. Leroy Moore.

“I truly enjoyed this class. The professor was wonderful! A very good class” – Judy

“Dr. Moore is so patient with his students.” – Chanda.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed being a student under the teaching of Dr. Moore. He is so experienced and made the class so much fun. Thank you for letting me be involved.” – Debra

“I really learned a lot in the class and the atmosphere was excellent.” – Tina 

Get the critical skills required to succeed in today’s computerized office. We have the following classes on the schedule:


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The unemployment rate is on a lot of people’s minds lately. Read what WSPA has to report regarding the nationwide rate. Unemployment Rate Falls in 24 States, Rises In 10 | WSPA.

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Seminar – Trout Fishing in South Carolina
Always wanted to break into the classic sport of trout fishing?  Now is your chance.  Representatives of the Mountain Bridge Trout Unlimited Chapter will provide a comprehensive overview of trout fishing in the Upstate.  Learn about the organization’s conservation efforts, local trout species, where to trout fish, fly fishing equipment, and fly rod casting.  You will be glad you had this primer before you head out to one of our local bubbling trout streams.

                Date:                     Thursday, March 24
                Time:                     6PM
                Location:              141 N. Cleveland Park Dr., Spartanburg
                Cost:                      Free!!!
                Ages:                     All welcome
                Registration:      Please register by contacting LEAF Outdoor Recreation by Tuesday, March 22

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All you Poets, Prose Writers, Creative Nonfiction Writers, Unplugged Musicians:  Come, share your original works!  Open Mic night is March 9 at Spartanburg Community College Library, Room 205, at 6pm.

Everyone is welcome. See you there.

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