Counselors, Manufacturers Work Together To Prepare Students – Pickens County Courier

– Staff PICKENS COUNTY — Guidance counselors from all Pickens County schools recently collaborated with seven local manufacturing companies to learn about technology and job skill requirements by seven local manufacturing companies. The guidance counselors gathered at the Pickens County Career and Technology Center on October 28 to hear about job outlooks, Career Center technology…

Business And Industry Showcase Introduces Students To Advanced Manufacturing Careers – Pickens County Courier

For two days, more than 5,000 8th and 9th graders from Pickens, Anderson and Oconee counties had an opportunity to visit with representatives from local companies with the goal of learning more about how to prepare for their future careers. The Anderson – Oconee – Pickens Business and Industry Showcase, held at Littlejohn Coliseum on…

Pickens Building ‘Dynasty’ In Mechatronics – Gsa Business Journal

By Bill Poovey They are part of a long championship run in mechatronics.  These ambitious students design, program and build robotic controls and other high-tech gadgets in an Upstate classroom-laboratory.  Learning in an environment that sometimes requires safety goggles, their skills have made the Pickens County Career and Technology Center a prime recruiting stop for…

Mechatronics Paying Off For Recent Daniel Graduates – Seneca Journal

By Greg Oliver LIBERTY – Brandon Hall and John Hayes, who recently graduated from Daniel High School, will both attend Greenville Technical College this fall to pursue mechatronics degrees they say will open up numerous career opportunities. In fact, Hayes is already gaining valuable experiences through his employment at Cornell Dubilier, an international electronics manufacturer based…

Pickens County Once Again Has Bragging Rights To A State Championship In Mechatronics – Pickens Sentinel

By Patrick Lark, Cornell Dubilier Pickens County once again has bragging rights to a State Championship in Mechatronics. Mechatronics is a blend of mechanical and electrical fields required to keep modern manufacturing in motion. Brandon Hall and Johnny Hayes brought home the 6th consecutive championship. Chance Hall and Ian Bayne took 4th. 3 years ago…

Officials County-Wide React To Golf Manufacturer’S Arrival – Easley Progress

By Joe Toppe PICKENS COUNTY – TaylorMade Golf Company’s $13 million investment into Pickens County has city and county officials talking about the future. “We would like to join Pickens County and Alliance Pickens in welcoming Taylormade to our community,” said Pickens City Administrator Katherine Brackett. “The continued growth of the Pickens County Commerce Park…

Taylormade/Adidas Golf Company Expanding With New Facility In Pickens County – Independent Mail

By Nikie Mayo TaylorMade Golf Company will invest $13 million to build a new golf ball production plant in Pickens County and will shutter its operations in nearby Westminster, corporation officials said Wednesday. The new 120,000-square-foot plant in Liberty will serve as TaylorMade’s North American golf ball production headquarters. Executive Vice President John Kawaja said…

Tri-County Tech Dedicates Center – Seneca Journal

By Greg Oliver Tri-County Technical College on Friday formally unveiled its state-of-the-art Industrial Technology Center, a 43,000-square foot-facility located less than five miles from the Pendleton campus. During a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring county and state-elected officials from Oconee, Pickens and Anderson counties, Tech President Ronnie Booth said the college purchased the former Virginia…

Newly Released Videos

Learn more about the Pickens County Scholar Technician, the School-to-Registered Apprentice Program and the School District of Pickens County’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning initiatives by taking a look at these short videos. The Scholar Technician – Pickens County, SC. USA SC School-to-Registered Apprenticeship program – United Tool and Mold STEM in the School…

Pickens County Students Solve Robotics Challenge – Greenville News

Staff Report Students at the Pickens County Career and Technology Center proved their job-ready skills this year by solving a robotics problem for a manufacturing company. CTC mechatronics students successfully programmed a robot to build a prototype capacitor for Cornell Dubilier. CTC director Leonard Williams said engineers from Cornell Dubilier approached the school in November…