Archive for January, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015Senate-sealSCC Vert 2748 CMYK
9:30 am – 2:00 pm
SCC Tyger River Campus1875 East Main St. (Hwy 290) Duncan, SC 29334

Sponsored by SCC, SCC Foundation and
U.S. Senator Tim Scott.

This event is free to all veterans and their families.  Attendees are encouraged to bring copies of their current resume or a list of work experiences. A variety of vendors, including area human resource professionals and employers from the public and private sectors will be on hand. A barbecue lunch will be provided.

Veterans will have opportunities to learn about:

  • What employers are wanting in today’s workforce
  • Transitioning from the military to the civilian workforce
  • Best practices in interviewing for jobs
  • Resources related to job search
  • Resumes
  • Resources available if interested in starting a business
  • How to apply to college
  • Resources available to help pay for college
  • Transitioning from the military to the college campus

Veteran will also have an opportunity to:

  • Have their resumes critiqued by human resources professionals
  • Take assessments to help make good career choices


  • Clemson University’s Small Business Development Center
  • Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina
  • SC Works
  • Spartanburg Community College (SCC)
  • SCC Career Services
  • SCC Foundation
  • South Carolina Department of Employment & Workforce
  • South Carolina National Guard Employment Services Division
  • Spartanburg County Veterans Affairs Office
  • Upstate Warrior Solution
  • Veteran Scholarships Forever

Event Agenda

 9:30 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
10:10 a.m. Panel Discussion I: Employment Opportunities Representatives (Employers, SC Works, SC Department of Employment and Workforce, Human Resources Professionals)
10:40 a.m. Questions & Answers
10:50 a.m. Panel Discussion II: Educational and Entrepreneurial Opportunities Representatives (Spartanburg Community College and Clemson University
11:40 a.m. Questions & Answers
11:50 a.m. Closing Remarks
12:00 p.m. Lunch
Time with Vendors
Educational Assessments

SCC Tyger River Campus Directions and Map.

For More Information, please contact:
Robert Leslie (SCC), at 864-592-4910 or leslier@sccsc.edu or
Seth Blanton (Office of U.S. Senator Scott) at 864-233-5366 or seth_blanton@scott.senate.gov.

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Local veterans now have another avenue to further their training and careers.

Veteran Scholarships Forever has set up a fund at Spartanburg Community College that will help veterans and their spouses take vocational and skilled trades training programs that can lead to employment, said Ron Demonet, the scholarship program’s managing director.

“We are very excited to be setting up this fund in Spartanburg,” he said. “We believe this will be a great benefit for those local who have served our nation.”

People interested in applying for the scholarship should contact the Spartanburg Community College’s Corporate and Community Education Division. People interested in donating to the scholarship fund can contact http://www.scholarshipsforever.org.

Demonet started Veteran Scholarships Forever after learning about the high unemployment rates for veteran post the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Although there are government programs like the G.I. Bill, which help veterans get an education, these programs do not cover all types of training.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Veteran Scholarships Forever receives contributions from individuals and organizations.  Once donations are received, Veterans Scholarships Forever establishes endowments at evaluated colleges where veterans can apply for these scholarships.

The college then manages the endowment and provides scholarships to veterans with the most need to obtain the skills needed to be qualified for a job placement that will allow veterans to provide for themselves and their families, he said.

Veterans are still eligible for other forms of financials aid, Demonet said.  Veteran Scholarships Forever does not grant scholarships directly, but interested veterans and current spouses can contact the colleges’ financial aid or Veterans Affairs department to inquire about the program.
– See original article at: http://www.greenvillebusinessmag.com/View-Article/ArticleID/7465/Spartanburg-Community-College.aspx

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Line of chocolate truffles on white background

Make Chocolate Truffles for Valentine’s Day! You can spend the day learning how to whip up fabulous confections for yourself, that special someone, your friends, and your family! 

You will:

  • Learn how to make truffles from chocolate..
  • Learn how to melt and temper chocolate.
  • Learn piping skills to create that special artisan look.

Our signature Valentine workshop is led by Bill Jackson, Spartanburg’s own premier pastry chef. He is an expert in rolled chocolate, fondant, buttercream, silicone molds, sugar art and flowers to the very smallest details.

All supplies will be furnished and you will leave with your very own handmade truffles. You are encouraged to bring your lunch to class.

When:  January 31, 2015; Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm

Where:  Spartanburg Community College | Tracy Gaines Building, Room G27

Fee: $59 (All supplies are included in the registration fee and will be provided at the workshop.)

Register Online 

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Take advantage of the free training available for SC Manufacturing Certification! Join us at an information session to find out more about the SC Manufacturing Certification and how to qualify for FREE training!


  • January 21 at 11 am
  • January 22 at 4 pm


  • Tyger River Campus, BMW Training Center Room 311

Register Now!

100% FREE with funding from the South Carolina General Assembly. Students are only required to pay a $20 fee for drug screening and a background check.

“Made in the USA” is making a comeback and as a result manufacturing is booming.The growth in manufacturing is creating jobs–not just jobs, but good jobs. These are in-demand jobs with good wages and benefits.

The goal of the South Carolina Manufacturing Certification is to raise the level of performance of production workers both to assist the individuals in finding higher-wage jobs and to help employers ensure their workforce increases the company’s productivity and competitiveness.

Benefits of South Carolina Manufacturing Certification 

  • Earning an industry-recognized national certification – Certified Production Technician
  • Mastering the soft and technical skills essential for in-demand jobs in advanced manufacturing
  • Understanding what it takes to work effectively in a manufacturing environment
  • Fully comprehending the importance of continuous improvement in the manufacturing process
  • Grasping the essential skills needed to gather, interpret, and use data consistently and accurately to make decisions and take action
  • Improving your fundamental communication skills (writing, reading, speaking, listening) to meet the needs of the workplace
  • Increasing your safety awareness and honing your ability to recognize and address safety hazards in the workplace
  • Sharpening your basic math abilities
  • Learning to measure properly using a wide variety of measuring instruments
  • Enhancing your use of hand and power tools
  • Learning to read a blueprint effectively without error and within tolerances

Components of the SC Manufacturing Certificate

This program consists of 200 hours including:

  • classroom training
  • hands-on skill training
  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
  • OSHA – general industry

Get Started!

In order to be eligible for the scholarship funding associated with this program. You must:

  • attend an information session.
  • have a silver level WorkKeys certification.
  • be unemployed or underemployed. However, an individual who is currently employed but would like to “re-career” in the manufacturing sector is eligible.
  • successfully pass a drug screen background check to be eligible for scholarship funding.
  • be a South Carolina resident and at least 18 years of age.
  • must have a high school diploma or GED

Register for Free Orientation Online Now!


For more information contact (864) 592-4900 or email us at cceinfo@sccsc.edu.

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