Diane Page went to work for Steel Heddle when she was just 18, and though the work was hard and the environment was dirty, she enjoyed the job and rose through the ranks to become a lead set-up operator and supervisor. After 39 years with the company, her world shifted in 2012 when it was announced at work that the company would be sold.
Thanks to the Trade Adjustment Act, Diane had the opportunity to attend Greenville Technical College. Though she could have chosen any field, she wanted to remain in manufacturing and seeing the opportunities for machinists, she entered the Machine Tool Technology program.
Much has changed in manufacturing since Diane first went to work. Jobs require a higher skill level, and on-the-job experience must be backed up with a credential. The environment is also very different. The shop floor is clean, and though the work is still challenging, it demands more brain power than anything else. With her new degree, Diane has changed along with manufacturing, and now she looks forward to becoming part of the future in this promising field.
Why Greenville Technical College?
- Employers recognize Greenville Technical College on your resume
- Employers help develop what you will learn in class and many participate in internships so that you can develop direct relationships with employers.
- You'll find a good value that fits your goals
- A Greenville Technical College education can take you anywhere, and the reasonable cost means you won't have debt that follows you forever.
- Classes are available close to you
- With four campuses located across Greenville County, there's one close to where you live and work. Our flexible course schedules offer traditional classes, online courses and hybrid options to create the best fit for your schedule. Click here to see a list of locations >
- Accreditation means your credits move with you
- Small classes mean more attention
- Instructors are available to you in class and after, so that you can get answers to your questions.
- Lifetime employment assistance
- Put your college degree to work for you and find a well-paying job. Take advantage of lifetime employment assistance as you develop a job search strategy.