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Local university targets high paying jobs in new online degree program

The University of South Carolina Aiken will offer online bachelor’s degree programs in business administration with concentrations in finance and marketing for the summer 2023 semester. Based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, some of the fastest-growing and highest-paying jobs are in the financial and marketing fields. The bachelor's in business administration, with concentrations…

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Boost in manufacturing and nursing development programs to benefit CSRA

The U.S. Department of Labor has selected three colleges including Aiken Tech to form a consortium to develop a virtual Workforce Innovation Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Nursing — two sectors the agency identified as priority workforce needs. This comes with a large grant from the DOL to accomplish the task. Piedmont Technical College (PTC) and…

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Technical college offers forklift training program to local inmates

A group of local inmates is now eligible for jobs in the logistics industry, thanks to a partnership between the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and Augusta Technical College. The college recently offered a two-day continuing education forklift certification course to 12 men who were about to be released from jail in Augusta. The detention center paid…

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More large-scale development headed to North Augusta

A more than 1,700-acre development is reportedly coming to the North Augusta area. Information surfaced with a post on the Twitter feed of Eureka Earth, an Augusta-based company specializing in “shared robotics and autonomous systems.” Its social media and website feature aerial photos, primarily of the Augusta National Golf Club and The Masters tournament. The tweet included…

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Local business owners honor father’s legacy by establishing entrepreneurial scholarship fund

Wilkes Goolsby is honoring his father’s legacy by helping local high school students achieve the dream of business ownership. Goolsby is co-owner of Goolsby’s, a popular family restaurant that specializes in Southern cuisine located at 4460 Washington Road, Suite 9 in Evans. Every year on March 24, the restaurant hosts Richard Goolsby Day, which honors his…

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Construction begins for Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative

A 60,000-square-foot facility, expected to drive sustainability of the manufacturing sector, is in the works for USC Aiken. The project is a partnership between USC Aiken, the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM), and North Wind Construction Services, LLC (NWCS). The AMC will combine the capabilities of the DOE National Laboratories, industrial enterprises,…

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Thoughts from the General: Surrounded by excellence, insights from Emory University

Perry M. Smith, Jr. Next month, I will have the pleasure of teaching executive leadership at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. These Emory scholars are pursuing a Master of Business Administration at one of the highest-ranking business schools in the world. The following is feedback from a similar session which was conducted last year. During the…

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