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Spartanburg Community College (SCC) recently received a Commendation of Excellence award for an exemplary safety record from the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce at the 2011 Safety Program Recognition luncheon on Wednesday, March 14 in Columbia.

“I believe this award is a testament to our faculty and staff for being conscientious toward safety for our students, visitors, colleagues and ourselves,” said Ray Switzer, SCC director of facilities. “SCC only had one minor recordable accident in 2011, and while this is a good record, it is our College objective to have zero accidents.”

The SC Chamber of Commerce awards the Commendation of Excellence to companies and organizations across South Carolina who have achieved a commendable lost workday case rate during 2012. This includes any occupational injury or illness that results in an employee being unable to work a full assigned work shift.

The SCC Campus Safety staff takes great measures to inform personnel and students on safety policies and tips, emergency response and management, inclement weather and crime prevention. “We provide all of our policies, procedures, and safety information on our website and in student publications,” said Chief André Kerr, SCC’s director of public safety. “We also regularly send out email and text alerts when necessary to notify everyone on campus of any safety concerns.”

“The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce is proud such conscientious companies and organizations are operating in our state. They deserve credit for their ongoing commitment to keeping their guests, clients and employees safe,” said Otis Rawl, president and chief executive officer of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.
 
Information on SCC’s campus safety personnel, crime statistics, emergency management and safety tips can be found online at www.sccsc.edu/resources/safety.

About Spartanburg Community College.
Named one of the fastest-growing colleges in the nation according to Community College Week, SCC offers more than 100 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 classes with multiple start dates and 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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Spartanburg Community College (SCC) and BMW will co-host the Automotive Manufacturing Technical Education Collaborative (AMTEC) Academy, Maintenance 2020: What Does this Mean to the Maintenance Technicians?, on March 22-23. AMTEC, a national collaborative of two-year colleges and global automotive industry partners, holds academies and workshops on a range of topics involving automotive manufacturing trends and training. The Maintenance 2020 Academy sessions will be held at SCC’s central campus in Spartanburg and attendees will have the opportunity to tour the BMW plant on March 23.

“We are honored to host the Maintenance 2020 Academy at SCC this year,” said Mike Forrester, SCC director of economic development and interim director of SCC’s Corporate and Community Education division. “SCC has been an active member of AMTEC since it was established in 2005. Our involvement with AMTEC, along with our on-going partnerships with BMW and Ford, not only help keep us abreast of industry demands and trends, but we are also included in developing new curriculum for colleges and training centers nationally that will prepare tomorrow’s automotive workforce to be globally competitive.”

The Maintenance 2020 Academy will cover the expectations for the future of manufacturing sustainability, the global outlook of manufacturing, global standards for technicians, and much more. A demonstration of the AMTEC Manufacturing Simulator, a state-of-the-art manufacturing training tool, will also be held, along with a discussion on how industry and educators use the simulator for troubleshooting training.

AMTEC is a national center of excellence in advanced automotive manufacturing and is funded by the National Science Foundation as an Advance Technological Education Center. It is comprised of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and colleges in 12 states that are addressing the skills and competencies of the current and future workforce. SCC is the only technical college in South Carolina and one of only 19 community/technical colleges across the U.S. who are members of AMTEC. Global automotive manufacturing partners include BMW, Toyota, General Motors and Ford Motor Company.

For more information on AMTEC or the AMTEC Maintenance 2020 Academy, visit www.autoworkforce.org. Individuals interested in attending the Academy should contact Mike Forrester at (864) 592-6204.

About Spartanburg Community College.
Named one of the fastest-growing colleges in the nation according to Community College Week, SCC offers more than 100 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 classes with multiple start dates and 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.

 

About Automotive Manufacturing Technical Education Collaborative.
AMTEC is a multi-college, multi-state collaborative of community and technical colleges and industry partners working together to improve the preparation of highly skilled technicians and manufacturing engineers for successful work in automobile manufacturing. Colleges and industry partners from Kentucky, Michigan, Tennessee, Alabama, Ohio, Texas, and South Carolina are the core members of the Collaborative. The lead partner for the Collaborative is the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). For more information, visit www.autoworkforce.org.

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Spartanburg, S.C. – Spartanburg Community College (SCC) will host a free open house drop-in on Tuesday, March 20 from 4:00-7:00 pm in the Dan Lee Terhune Student Services Building located on the SCC central campus in Spartanburg. The event is open to students, parents and career seekers interested in SCC’s academic programs and student services.
 
“Our spring open house is a great opportunity for anyone interested in attending college to experience SCC first-hand – visit our campus and learn more about everything that Spartanburg Community College offers. Whether you’re still in high school, already attending college or considering college for the first time, SCC has something for you,” explains Lynn Dale, SCC’s interim director of admissions. “Students today have so many choices now that it’s more important than ever to research and make sure the college you select is the best option for you — personally, professionally and financially.
 
“Not only will we showcase our many academic offerings, but attendees can also experience SCC personally by meeting faculty members and current students who can speak to specific programs, career opportunities and share why they chose SCC,” adds Dale. “All the things that make SCC a smart choice for a college education – affordability, convenience, transfer options, accreditations, our programs of study that lead to career success for our graduates– will be featured at the open house.”

Attendees will also learn about the admissions and financial aid processes, and faculty and staff will be available to answer questions and provide information on more than 100 programs of study, as well as support services that help students make the most of their educational experience, such as career planning, counseling, student disability services, student activities, advising and tutoring. Tours of the central campus, classrooms and state-of-the-art laboratories will also be available for those who are interested. Attendees will also be eligible for door prizes, including SCC t-shirts and a $500 SCC scholarship from the SCC Foundation.

For more information about the open house event and to register, visit www.sccsc.edu/open or call (864) 592-4216. The Dan Lee Terhune Student Services Building is located at the main entrance of the central campus off of Business I-85 and New Cut Road.
 
Registration for SCC’s summer classes begins March 26. Individuals interested in applying to the College can contact the SCC Admissions Center at (864) 592-4800 or toll free (866) 591-3700 or apply online at
www.sccsc.edu.

About Spartanburg Community College.
Named one of the fastest-growing colleges in the nation according to Community College Week, SCC offers more than 100 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 classes with multiple start dates as well as 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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