Swofford Career Center is a multi-district career center serving Spartanburg School Districts 1 & 2, including Boiling Springs, Chapman, Chesnee, and Landrum High Schools.

                                                                                                                               2017-18 Faculty & Staff

                                                                                                                             2017-18 Faculty & Staff

 

Swofford on Your Carolina with Jack & Megan

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Your Carolina

Glenda Warner (Health Care), Robert Lybrand (Culinary Arts), and Craig Seay (Electricity) appeared along side Jack Roper and Megan Heidlberg on Your Carolina. They represented both Swofford and Career and Technical Education  (CATE) in South Carolina, discussing opportunities and successes in CATE fields.

School to Careers 2018

Students who have participated in the School to Careers program at Swofford during the 2017-18 school year were honored at the School to Careers Banquet on April 24. In addition to honoring the students, the School to Careers Banquet allows the school and the students to express their thanks to the local industry members that enable success for students by extending education beyond the classroom.

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Teacher of the Year

Swofford Career Center is happy to introduce our 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year Mr. Matt Sanders. Mr. Sanders is the Auto Collision instructor and has been with the Swofford Career Center for 6 years. Mr. Sanders seeks to teach his students much more than how to fix a dent, paint a car, or be successful in a shop; he strives to teach his students about work ethic, teamwork, problem solving, creativity and citizenship as well. Mr. Sanders’ motto is “Love people where they at.” 

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Challenge Course

The Swofford Challenge Course was established in 1997 and has hosted countless Swofford Students and 9th grade students from Spartanburg School District 1 & 2. The Challenge Course provides an opportunity for students to learn through hands on activities and physical challenges that teach students about problem solving, teamwork, communication, leadership, and ingenuity. Students are asked to work with their classmates to creatively complete challenges. Over the years the Challenge Course has been updated and now is home to numerous activities of varying difficulties. It also meets the American Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) Standards for construction and safety. Mr. Tyler Hill is our current Challenge Course facilitator.

Future Farmers of America continues support of Swofford Horticulture.

 The Swofford Career Center Horticulture program is excited to enter another year with Future Farmers of America (FFA). Future Farmers of America provides high school students with agricultural education, which prepares them for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber, and national resource systems. Thank you to Spartanburg County Farm Bureau for a donation of $250 to ensure the program can be successful. Pictured from left to right are Graham Blackwood, Harriet Belue (president of Spartanburg County Farm Bureau), Zak Makison, and David Settle, horticulture instructor.

The Swofford Career Center Horticulture program is excited to enter another year with Future Farmers of America (FFA). Future Farmers of America provides high school students with agricultural education, which prepares them for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber, and national resource systems. Thank you to Spartanburg County Farm Bureau for a donation of $250 to ensure the program can be successful. Pictured from left to right are Graham Blackwood, Harriet Belue (president of Spartanburg County Farm Bureau), Zak Makison, and David Settle, horticulture instructor.

  Swofford Career Center is proud to once again be included among the many deserving schools receiving the Palmetto Gold award for 2016-17. Our commitment to enabling student achievement and providing students with the skills they need for a 21st century workforce and/or higher education is affirmed by receiving Palmetto Gold.

Swofford Career Center is proud to once again be included among the many deserving schools receiving the Palmetto Gold award for 2016-17. Our commitment to enabling student achievement and providing students with the skills they need for a 21st century workforce and/or higher education is affirmed by receiving Palmetto Gold.

 
  Congratulations to our Culinary Competition Teams for bringing home the Championship and winning the VIP Signature Chef People's Choice Award tonight at the March Of Dimes Fundraiser. The event was held at the beautiful Downtown Marriott. We are so proud of these students, the hard work they have put in and the skills they have mastered! Way to go!   ‪

Congratulations to our Culinary Competition Teams for bringing home the Championship and winning the VIP Signature Chef People's Choice Award tonight at the March Of Dimes Fundraiser. The event was held at the beautiful Downtown Marriott. We are so proud of these students, the hard work they have put in and the skills they have mastered! Way to go! 

Letter from the Director:

Dear Swofford Parents and Community,

 

As Director of H B Swofford Career Center, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for another great semester. We are all excited to have students back in our building with energy and enthusiasm. It is our mission to help every student feel welcomed, connected, and a part of the Swofford family. Additionally, we strive to challenge each student to become College And Career Ready through academic and career classes. Swofford has great teachers who have all been successful in business and industry before becoming a teacher. They utilize state-approved standards and local advisory committees to teach relevant skills required in the industry.  Teachers also stress the work ethic and soft skills needed to be successful in life. 

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