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Category: Announcements & News

SPCC Celebrates Apprenticeship Partnership with Columbus McKinnon

Anson County, NC– South Piedmont Community College announced a new partnership with Columbus McKinnon Company, expanding its apprenticeship program through the placement of 10 new apprentices. This partnership was celebrated during a Signing Day ceremony on January 6th at South Piedmont’s Lockhart-Taylor Center in Wadesboro, NC. Each apprentice will work at Columbus McKinnon Company through […]

Fall 2021 President’s and Dean’s List

Congratulations to our students making the President’s and Dean’s list for Fall 2021. To honor our students for outstanding academic achievement the college publishes a President’s list at the end of each semester. Students enrolled for a minimum of 12 semester hours in a given term in an approved curriculum and earning a 4.0 GPA […]

Contest will offer ‘makeover’ to minority-owned small businesses

The Union County Chamber and South Piedmont Community College’s Small Business Center are launching the Union County Minority Business Makeover Contest in January to provide a local small business with the opportunity to win a makeover. The winner will receive up to 50-hours of professional services from top consultants valued at $8,000. “Creating a thriving […]

$9 Million in Upgrades for Anson Campus

South Piedmont Community College’s LL Polk Campus and Lockhart-Taylor Center are integral partners in the Anson County community, providing free college education to students from high school age and older along with job training, re-training, and skills development that enable residents and businesses to flexibly and affordably attain career growth and success. Beginning in 2017, […]

From Barber to Bar Owner

If you’re at the corner of Martin and Rutherford Streets in Uptown Wadesboro you might see local business owner Garrett Snuggs. He owns the whole corner with his barbershop and soon-to-be bar and grill next door. Thanks to the support and guidance from the South Piedmont Community College Small Business Center, Bank Shots and Grill […]

Making Her Mark: Tanya Chance

Tanya Chance spent 10 years teaching history to high school students in Anson County.  This past year she felt compelled to start making history. That’s why she joined South Piedmont Community College as a student recruiter for Anson County. “The needs are great in our community,” said Tanya. “Some people don’t have hope and we […]

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 […]

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