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Olivia Johnson Scholz to join Bluegrass Community and Technical College Board of Directors

Olivia Johnson Scholz has joined the Bluegrass Community and Technical College Board of Directors. Scholz founded the Bluegrass Business Cooperative (BGBC) that serves small businesses throughout the region. The BGBC provides guidance that helps independent businesses save money while improving operational efficiency. Olivia Johnson Scholz In addition, Scholz serves as the president and chief financial...

BCTC breaks ground on new state-of-the-art Advanced Manufacturing Center at Danville Campus

Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) Danville broke ground Thursday on the Advanced Manufacturing Center, located in the John Hill Bailey Industrial Park on the Danville Campus. “Today we celebrate state and local officials coming together with the community to serve students,” said Dr. Koffi Akakpo, president of BCTC. “This state-of-the-art facility will provide real-world training...

WRSI grant of $3 million allotted to expand healthcare education, training at BCTC Leestown Campus

To meet the rapidly increasing healthcare needs in Fayette and surrounding counties, the Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) Leestown Campus leaders in Lexington had to dream big, expand partnerships and find funding. Through a $3,040,000 Work Ready Skills Initiative (WRSI) grant from the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC) and funds from community partners, that dream is...

BCTC first Kentucky community college to earn prestigious CAE-CDE designation from NSA, DHS

Bluegrass Community and Technical College is the first community college in Kentucky to be designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE). This designation is granted by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through academic year 2024. The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security jointly sponsor...

BCTC, Anderson Community Education Center partner to improve accessibility for adult education

Bluegrass Community and Technical College and the Anderson Community Education Center celebrated their partnership, forged to improve accessibility for Lawrenceburg residents seeking a GED, at a ribbon-cutting event at the ACE Center in Lawrenceburg. “This is a great example of how we work with our community partners, to meet students where they are, and set them on the path to a better life,”...

Three finalists named for new president BCTC; Public will have opportunity to meet candidates Dec. 10-11

Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) has announced the finalists for the position of president/CEO of Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC). The finalists are: • Dr. Koffi Akakpo, vice president for Business, Administrative and Student Services, North Central State College, Mansfield, Shelby and Bucyrus, Ohio • Dr. Anthony Clarke, president, Southeastern Community...