College Options for the Intellectually Disabled

May 8, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
CTC Mentor

College Transition Connection is a program that gives young adults with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to expand their education by attending college. The organization works with various universities around the state to create and help fund these programs. Donald...

Academic Freedom Challenged at S.C. Universities

April 9, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Studio Education

The State Newspaper’s Andy Shain points out in a recent article that several S.C. colleges and universities may lose funding in the House of Representatives budget over certain gay-themed books being assigned to freshman. In Shain’s article for The State he reports, “Now,...

National Geographic Bee Puts South Carolina on the Map

April 4, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Geo Bee

Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. Today, finalists from across South Carolina gathered in Columbia to compete for the chance to move to the national...

Apprenticeship Carolina

March 5, 2014 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson
Apprenticeship Carolina

Apprenticeship Carolina is part of the South Carolina Technical College System. The program works to not only attract new and expanding companies to the state but also provide the workforce development tools necessary to make certain they grow and prosper in South Carolina...

Computer Science Education Week: Hour of Code

December 12, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Randall

Did you know December 9-15 is Computer Science Education Week all across the nation? Anyone from children to adults can learn how to write code. The hands-on learning tool, “Hour of Code” , offers students the opportunity to try computer science for one hour. Over 10...

Mentors Making a Difference

November 18, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch

President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Columbia area, Heidi Johnson, tells Palmetto Scene how they match a Big Brother/Sister with a Little Brother/Sister and the impact the right relationship can have. The Greater Columbia affiliate is one of several...

Teacher Cadet Program Making an Impact Across the Nation

October 21, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Teacher Cadet

The Teacher Cadet Program uses an innovative approach to attract talented young people to the teaching profession. The Teacher Cadet Program was piloted in four high schools from 1985 to 1986. The program quickly grew to 28 schools in its second year, all of which still...

SC Works Upstate: Connecting People with Jobs

October 7, 2013 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson
SC Work

South Carolina's unemployment rate is currently 9.3 percent. That's lower than it has been in the last couple of years, but jobs are available. The problem that sometimes keeps employers and employees apart is not knowing how to find each other. SC Works Upstate is an...

ReadySC: High School to Work

October 7, 2013 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson

Finding a job after high school can be tough. But, in the upstate of South Carolina, innovative thinking between industry, education facilities, and agencies dedicated to finding and training workers, offers opportunities that are unprecedented. For more information, visit...