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EKU Workforce Development and Community Engagement offers 10 free certificate classes

Eastern Kentucky University understands the new realities of learning and working remotely for students, staff, communities, business and industry partners across the country. As part of EKU’s Workforce Development and Community Engagement’s commitment to the Commonwealth’s economic development, the university has partnered with Ed2Go to offer 10 free certificate classes. Possessing in-demand...

Ashli Watts: State businesses are stepping up in the fight against COVID-19; we will get through this

I don’t think any of us could have imagined what has transpired over the last week. The coronavirus has not only plagued the world as a public health pandemic, but it has very quickly devastated our economy and upended our normal business and daily routines. Our new reality includes shocking statistics like more than 9,000 people filing for unemployment insurance benefits in Kentucky in a single...

Rob and Lauren Hudson: Letter of Common Ground about free enterprise, education, and training

Letters for families based on the book “It Can Be Done” @studentsleadusa We write to make a case for promoting free enterprise because this part of American life has set the stage to educate and train hundreds of millions of Americans. We want a system that unifies educators, business, and the rest of us, by rewarding educational attainment and training with workplace opportunities. That system...

New CPE data assesses college outcomes by county; metrics include breakouts by student populations

The newest addition to the Council on Postsecondary Education’s Data Center is an interactive tool that evaluates the success of college and university students by county of origin. Kentucky leaders and policy makers can use this information to assess education attainment levels, along with state and county progress on key postsecondary education metrics, including enrollment, degrees and graduation...

Bellarmine appoints new deans for education, business, arts and sciences for 2019-20

Bellarmine University’s vice president for academic affairs and provost, Dr. Paul Gore, has appointed new academic deans to oversee programs in education and the arts and sciences, as well as an interim dean for the business school. The appointments — made in consultation with Dr. Susan Donovan, Bellarmine’s president — are: • Dr. Elizabeth Dinkins, dean of the Annsley Frazier Thornton...

Gov. Bevin and First Lady host ‘One Mind: Uniting the States for Our Children’ conference in Louisville

Gov. Matt Bevin and First Lady Glenna Bevin on this week convened top government, business and community leaders from across the United States for a groundbreaking dialogue about human trafficking and other key issues impacting children in America’s foster care system. Participants in Monday’s historic conference — “One Mind: Uniting the States for Our Children” — heard...

Bluegrass Community and Technical College to offer both eight and 12 week sessions this semester

Prospective students who missed the first fall enrollment start date or who would like to complete a college class in a shorter time may now enroll in eight-week sessions or 12-week sessions at Bluegrass Community and Technical College. The 12-week session begins Sept. 10, and the eight-week session begins Oct. 12. BCTC offers a wide variety of majors that prepare students for high-wage, high-demand...

Kentucky Arts Council seeks partners for Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Program

Stanton woodworker Eugene King already does a robust wholesale business, selling his wooden kitchen utensils to shops in 31 states. He wanted to expand his operation, though, to include online retail customers.   Thanks to a recent workshop sponsored by the Kentucky Arts Council, Hazard Community & Technical College and the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development, King is...

High school students interested in business and accounting can apply for Base Camp

  The Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants is taking applications now through Feb. 28 for its tuition-free summer business camp program for high school juniors and seniors.   Held June 14-18 at Bellarmine University’s campus in Louisville, selected students will stay on campus and learn the basics of business and accounting in a hands-on, interactive format.   Tuition,...