District leaders broke ground on the new Innovation Center. | Photo via Greenville County Schools
Greenville County Schools broke ground on its Career and Technical Education (CTE) Innovation Center on the Roper Mountain Science Center campus this week.
The $12.7 million facility — opening in August 2023 — will house classrooms and labs designed to give STEM (science, technology, engineering + math) students the opportunity to problem-solve and collaborate in a real-world setting. Equipment will also align with the technology used in the industries students are studying.
The Innovation Center will feature five programs:
Emerging automotive research — the first program of its kind in SC
Cybersecurity + networking
Clean energy technology
Whether students plan to attend a two-year program at a technical college or a four-year university — the goal is to give them the knowledge and skills to be successful in their higher education + a future STEM career like engineering, programming, aviation, IT, and more.
See blueprints of the CTE Innovation Center + more photos of the groundbreaking here.
Use the links below to share this with the parent of a STEM student.
Brewing for Rhinos | Thurs., Sept. 22 | 6 p.m. | Pangaea Brewing Company, 115 Welborn St. | Prices vary | Sip on a craft brew and raise money for rhino conservation through animal art sales + a silent auction. 🦏
Garden to Glass Tour and Tasting | Today-Sat., Oct. 15 (By appointment Tuesday-Friday; Saturday by appointment or walk-in | 12-5 p.m. | Vicario Distillery and Farm, 800 Old Jones Rd. Greer| $15 | Enjoy an afternoon of aromatic herbs and a tasting of Vicario’s award-winning gin and liqueurs. 🍷 *
Farm to Feast Festival | Fri., Sept. 23 + Sat., Sept. 24 | Times vary | Barefoot Acres, 181 Barefoot Acres Way, Fountain Inn | $20+ | Enjoy barbecue bites from Chef Troy Arnold of The Pasta Guru + listen to live music. 🍖
Annual Project Host BBQ Cook-off and Festival | Fri., Sept. 23-Sat., Sept. 24 | 6-10 p.m. on Fri.; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sat. | District 356 at Fluor Field | Free entry (tickets for tastings + activities available for purchase) | Taste local BBQ while supporting Greenville-area nonprofit Project Host. 🐖 *
Tuba Gin at Oktoberfest | Sat., Sept. 24 | 5-8 p.m. | Fireforge Crafted Beer, 311 E. Washington St. | Free entry | Wear your lederhosen and dirndl to taste the Oktoberfest lager + seasonal brews while listening to this five-piece band.
LANCO | Sat., Sept. 24 | 6 p.m. | Cowboy Up, 701 Easley Bridge Rd. | $25 | Dance the night away to this country band featuring songs like “Honky-Tonk Hippies” and “I Need a Beer.”
Open Studios 2022 | Sat., Nov. 12- Sun., Nov. 13 | Sat., 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sun., 12-6 p.m. | Free | Personally connect with Greenville’s practicing artists during the 20th annual Open Studios self-guided tour.*
The Links at Fluor Field, presented by Jeff Lynch | Fri., Oct. 14-Sat., Oct. 15 | Fri: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat.: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. | Fluor Field at the West End | $100 per hour per hitting bay for up to 4 people, $150 for 6 people | Experience golf like never before — this unique fundraiser, benefiting First Tee — Upstate South Carolina, allows you to hit golf balls in an iconic minor league baseball stadium. ⛳ *
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At GVLtoday, we love everything about fall — except the inevitable allergy spike. (No, it’s not just you — allergies are much worse these days.) But — news flash — you don’t have to suffer (read: sneeze) in silence. 🤧
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Farm Fresh Fast — a farm-to-table restaurant and meal prep service — is opening its Simpsonville location(35 S. Main St., Simpsonville) on Mon., Sept. 26at4p.m. Check out its temporary hours on Instagram + get ready for lunch service soon.
Greenville and Spartanburg Countiesunanimously supportedtax breaks for Volvo — which wants to invest $58.2 million on tooling facilities at five sites across both counties. It’s a $42.6 million investment in Greenville and $15.6 million in Spartanburg. (The Post and Courier Greenville)
No. 1. That’s how the Travelers Rest Farmers Marketrankedamong South Carolina farmers markets according to the American Farmland Trust. The market ranked No. 9 in the Southeast + No. 33 in the US out of 7,000 participating markets. Congratulations. 🥇
Luxury Travel Magazinefeatured Greenville’s Grand Bohemian Lodge, highlighting the “impressive but approachable hotel” and calling Greenville “a year-round playground for guests of all ages.”
The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office has a new deputy in town. Meet Adroit-Lee — an eight-week-old bloodhound — that will be trained as a search and rescue K-9. 🐶
World Car-Free Day. Greenville Connects — a nonprofit that supports local transit — is celebrating with free rides on Greenlink buses all day today. Download the FindGreenlink app to plan your route + get real-time arrival information for the buses. 🚌
The autumnal equinox — when the sun crosses the celestial equator (Think: An imaginary extension into space of Earth’s equator line) from North to South, signaling the start of fall. Celebrate by apple picking or plan when + where you’re going to see the leaves change. 🍁
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