ETV Upstate

Vocational Rehabilitation—the Best Kept Secret in SC

December 3, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Xiao Yu
Vocational Rehabilitation

For more than 90 years, South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) has been bringing South Carolinians with disabilities and employers together. The mission of VR is to prepare and assist eligible South Carolinians with disabilities to achieve and maintain competitive...

​Stumphouse Tunnel

October 29, 2019 - Posted in Carolina Stories by William Richardson
Stumphouse Tunnel

​Stumphouse Tunnel was built in the 1850s in Walhalla, S.C. The tunnel was built to connect the railway between Charleston and Knoxville. The men who built the tunnel worked twelve hours a day, seven days a week, using only shovels, pick axes and dynamite. Eventually,...

Old Exhange Ghost

October 28, 2019 - Posted in Carolina Stories by William Richardson
cemetary

Old Exchange Building and Provost Dungeon, Charleston, S.C. Isaac Hayne was imprisoned there in 1781. He was a very popular businessman, well-off, whom they led through the streets of Charleston, by his sister's home, in shackles and chains on his way to the gallows. She...

Aiken Ghosts

October 25, 2019 - Posted in Carolina Stories by William Richardson
Aiken Ghosts

Find stories from the Old Post Office, Annie's Inn, and the cemetery at St. Thaddeus in Aiken, S.C.

Abbeville Ghosts

October 24, 2019 - Posted in Carolina Stories by William Richardson
Abbeville Ghost

OLD JAIL, ABBEVILLE, S.C. The Old Jail is Abbeville's oldest public building. The sheriff lived on the first floor, and prisoners were kept on the second and third floors, the worst of whom were kept on the third floor, which has high rafters, perfectly suited for hangings...

Pirate Captain's Buried Treasure

October 23, 2019 - Posted in Carolina Stories by William Richardson
Pirate Tour Guide

Folklore claims a pirate captain buried treasure at 37 Meeting Street in Charleston. There are three versions of the story. The captain later found one of his supposedly trusted crewmen attempting to dig up his treasure. It is believed that the crewman remains to this day,...

PSA: Machine Tool

June 10, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson and Xiao Yu
machine operator at Camco Machining

Daniil Kaplun Machine Tool Apprentice and Machine Operator, Camco Machining At age 18, Daniil Kamplun is already a full-time machine operator at Camco Machining. He entered the field of Machine Tool by accident. In high school, he went to Swofford Career Center and signed...

PSA: Industrial Electrician

June 10, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson and Xiao Yu
Kelvin Smith at the South Carolina Ports Authority

Kelvin Smith Industrial Electrician, South Carolina Ports Authority Student, Trident Technical College Kelvin Smith is originally from New York. He paid a visit to South Carolina because of a family occasion. During that trip, he realized that it was far easier for him and...

PSA: Quality Control

June 10, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson and Xiao Yu
Michelle Hutcheson taking care of quality control

Michelle Hutcheson SC Works Trainee, Finalcontrol, Inc. After Michelle Hutcheson graduated from high school, she took some “normal high school jobs”— in services and retailer stores. For elevating herself in the workforce, she started searching for a “real” job with higher...

PSA: Mechatronics D

June 10, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson and Xiao Yu
John Huges working at ZF Transmission

John Hughes Mechatronic Apprentice, ZF Transmissions Student, Piedmont Technical College John Hughes is an apprentice at the ZF Transmission’s apprentice program. This program recruits local high school students and pays for them to attend school full-time at Piedmont...

PSA: Mechatronics C

June 10, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson and Xiao Yu
Samuel Wyatt operating robot

Samuel Wyatt Mechatronics Apprentice, Benteler Automotive Student, Spartanburg Community College Samuel Wyatt has just graduated from Daniel Morgan Technology Center. He is good at working with his hands, using tools and programing robots. The earlier exposure to...

PSA: Mechatronics B

June 10, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson and Xiao Yu
Elvis Fitz with trainer

Elvis Fitz Maintenance Apprentice, ZF Transmissions Student, Piedmont Technical College Since Elvis Fitz was a very young child, he has enjoyed working on cars with his father. When he got into high school, he felt connected with mechatronics since it involves mechanic...

PSA: Electric Lineman

June 10, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson and Xiao Yu
Duke Energy Electric Lineman

William Ball Line Technician, Duke Energy William Madison Ball loves helping people. The main reason he became a line technician is that he can truly help people in their time of need. It brings him immense satisfaction when he can bring power back to hundreds of homes...

PSA: Mechatronics A

June 6, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson and Xiao Yu
Cole Quinn Mechatronics Apprentice, Benteler Automotive

Cole Quinn Mechatronics Apprentice, Benteler Automotive Student, Spartanburg Community College Cole Quinn got into mechatronics first because of his late father, who was a teacher at Spartanburg Community College and also worked in the industry years before. He saw early-on...

PSA: Welding

June 6, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson and Xiao Yu
Blake Bentley Welder and Fabricator, Oilmen’s Truck Tanks

Blake Bentley Welder and Fabricator, Oilmen’s Truck Tanks Blake Bentley has been a welder and fabricator at Oilmen’s Truck Tanks for six years. As a young child, he was fascinated by welding. During 10th grade in high school, he enrolled himself in the welding program at R...

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