Pickens School District, Company Announce Apprentice Program – Indepedent Mail

By Jennifer Crossley Howard LIBERTY — The School District of Pickens County has long prepared high school students for careers in machine technology at United Tool and Mold. On Wednesday, the school district and the company formalized their relationship and announced an apprenticeship program. The district’s Career and Technology Center, Apprenticeship Carolina and United Tool…

Pickens Part Of New Economic New Economic Development Push – Easley Progress

By Lonnie Adamson EASLEY — Area economic development officials are taking steps to quantify workforce abilities as a tool for attracting new industry. The new program is called WorkReady, and state officials are working on funding options to make it available statewide. The statewide endeavor began with interest from Pickens, Oconee and Anderson economic developers.…

Farley, Alliance Pickens Honored For Workforce Education Efforts

Ray Farley, the Executive Director of Alliance Pickens, was recently presented with the “Outstanding Business and Industry Friend of Career and Technology Education Award” by the South Carolina Association of School Administrator’s Career and Technology Education Division. The annual award is given to a member to the business and industry community that has demonstrated his…

Sealevel Hires Five, Invests $2.5M – Gsa Business Journal

By Liz Segrist Liberty-based Sealevel plans to hire five people and invested $2.5 million to accommodate its facility expansion. Sealevel unveiled its new circuit assembly line and expanded manufacturing facility during a Tuesday announcement by Sealevel executives, Pickens County Council and Alliance Pickens. The hires will be for engineers and process control associates. The investment…

County Students In High Demand

PICKENS COUNTY — STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs available to students in the Pickens County school district show that there are viable career options for those children who are not interested in what some view as a more traditional, four-year university education. Ray Farley, executive director of Alliance Pickens, recently organized a dinner…

United Tool And Mold Makes Generous Donation To The Pickens County Career And Technology Center – Easley Progress

Liberty, SC – Just a little more than a week after local business and industry came together to raise more than $10,000 to support the School District of Pickens County’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiatives, a Pickens County company is raising the bar with another donation aimed at supporting technical education. United Tool…

Pickens County Students Celebrated For Their Achievements – Easley Progress

PICKENS COUNTY — Alliance Pickens and the School District of Pickens County are working together to celebrate a group of students that have distinguished themselves in the subject areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM as they are collectively referred to. The event, “Pickens County Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, an Evening of…

Clemson Elementary Students Named Grand Champions At Jettoy Competition- Pickens Sentinel

By: Billy Cannada PICKENS COUNTY-Two teams from Clemson Elementary, the “Electric Lemons” and team “JDW” took home highest honors at the Society of Automotive Engineers’ International JetToy competition in Detroit, Michigan last week. Led by their teacher Meredith Cross, the fifth graders were named Grand Champions at the event. The teams included; Jakob Ables, Will…

Pickens County Wins Rural Education Award For Business And Industry Showcase – Easley Progress

Greenwood, SC – Pickens County was presented with the Rural Education Award for the Business and Industry Showcase by Governor Nikki Haley at the 22nd Annual Rural Summit sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Commerce. The Business and Industry Showcase, a collaborative effort sponsored by Pickens, Anderson and Oconee Counties, reaches approximately 5,000 8th…