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Category: Announcements & News

SPCC Recruits Machining Apprentices Through Partnership with Columbus McKinnon

South Piedmont has partnered with Columbus McKinnon in Wadesboro to recruit 20 machining apprentices who will be full-time employees earning $17 an hour while they are being trained. This type of partnership is addressing the skilled labor shortages in North Carolina. South Piedmont is taking an employer-led approach to build talent pipelines aligned to business […]

South Piedmont Earns Prestigious Recognition as Bellwether Finalist

South Piedmont Community College has been selected as a Top 10 Finalist in two of three categories for a Bellwether Award. This distinction will promote South Piedmont as a national leader in Workforce Development and Planning, Governance, and Finance and will allow the college to join the Bellwether College Consortium which includes colleges from across […]

NCCCS President Visits South Piedmont

Thomas Stith III, president of the North Carolina Community College System, visited South Piedmont Community College’s Tyson Family Center for Technology on October 1, and met with Dr. Maria Pharr, president of SPCC, as well as Board members, faculty, staff, and students. Stith, who became NCCCS president in January 2021, has been visiting several of […]

Shields Takes New Role at SPCC

After working in the corporate world and helping to develop apprenticeship programs across North America, Karla Shields wondered if she would feel more fulfilled pursuing her efforts back home in the Union County area. A friend had shared with her an exciting job description for a new position at South Piedmont Community College, and it […]

SPCC Celebrates New Building with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

More than 100 community members, including county and government leaders, business representatives, and college supporters joined South Piedmont Community College (SPCC) on August 31 for a ribbon cutting and open house of SPCC’s new Main Building on the Old Charlotte Highway campus in Monroe. The event was hosted by the Union County Chamber of Commerce. […]

Frustration Leads to Winning Business Ideas

53 Ideas Pitch Competition Winners Discuss Their Start South Piedmont Community College’s Small Business Center led the 2021 53 Ideas Pitch Competition supported by Fifth Third Bank this summer. The competition attracted more than 125 entries from across the 10-county region. The majority of entries were from women (64%) and nearly three-fourths (74%) were from […]

Enrollment Up as Fall Semester Begins at SPCC

Enrollment Up as Fall Semester Begins at SPCC with New Spaces and Technologies Fall semester classes began on August 9 at South Piedmont Community College. With  in-person, online, and hybrid offerings, enrollment headcount is trending upward by over four percent compared to 2020. More than 3,500 students are enrolled in fall classes and this number […]

NSLS Induction

The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) has been one of SPCC’s premier clubs for many years. Recently, the NSLS hosted their first-ever entirely student-run induction ceremony to celebrate the members who completed their steps to membership. There were around 60 attendees. The steps required for induction include participation in orientation, leadership training day, […]

Drive-Through Graduation Held at SPCC

Find the full 2021 Commencement Ceremony here: https://youtu.be/lNpl0lzAmjo  To celebrate graduates this year, South Piedmont Community College held a drive-through graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 15, where 138 out of 271 graduates joined the parade of cars. “Know thyself,” challenged Dr. Maria Pharr, president of South Piedmont. “Know your talents and extol them. Know your […]