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KCTCS sets records for total number of credentials awarded, most graduates for one year

Despite the significant disruption to the spring semester, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) awarded a record number of credentials to a record number of graduates. Additionally, the record number of credentials awarded pushes the total number of credentials awarded to half a million since KCTCS was created. For the 2019-20 academic year the 16 KCTCS colleges awarded 39,291...

KCTCS president supports Trump’s call to invest in America’s workers, expedite economic recovery

The president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System is supporting President Donald Trump’s call to action by the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board to invest in American workers and expedite the country’s economic recovery. Dr. Jay Box, president of the 16-college system, was in Washington, D.C., on Friday to attend a meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board...

Dr. Jay Box: Stay healthy at home, attend one of Kentucky’s 16 community colleges this fall

As Kentuckians ponder their options for college this fall, I’d like to offer a suggestion: Look no further than your local community college. I know you are wrestling with concerns about health and safety, so for those who want to continue to stay healthy at home, the 16 colleges of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) are a good answer. I’m hearing from state and national...

Bluegrass Community and Technical College officially opens new campus in Scott County

Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) officially opened its new Georgetown-Scott County Campus, Advanced Manufacturing Center, with a dedication ceremony Monday, though students have been working and learning there since January. The new facility is located at Lane’s Run Business Park, 200 Technology Court, Georgetown, Ky., and focuses on high-skill manufacturing job training and supports...

Officials break ground for new Science Education Center at BCTC’s Newtown Campus

Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking Wednesday for the Newtown Campus, Science Education Center, at 500 Newtown Pike, Lexington. The new building is projected to open in January 2018. The Science Education Center will support up-to-date laboratory experiences and feature dynamic classroom technology. It will include labs, classrooms, student support areas,...

Construction underway on BCTC center
for high-skills jobs training in Georgetown

BCTC’s Georgetown campus will feature a 78,000-square-foot center housing the advanced manufacturing technology program. (Rendering provided)   Ground has been broken on a new Bluegrass Community and Technical College campus in Georgetown that will house the Advanced Manufacturing Center for high-skills jobs training in Central Kentucky.   The new campus will feature a 78,000-square-foot...