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KCTCS: Jobs are waiting; need more education? Consider certificate programs, associate degrees

When it comes to degree attainment, Kentucky ranks near the bottom. One reason for that is the thousands of working-age adults without a college credential. The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) offers several short-term certificate programs and associate degrees to help change that. Many jobs that once were available to high school graduates now require additional training,...

EKU awarded $1.46 million ARC POWER Investment to open four aviation maintenance technician schools

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) through its POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) Initiative has announced an investment of $1,463,927 in Eastern Kentucky University’s “Kentucky’s Appalachia Aviation Maintenance Technician Training” project. The 18-month program, slated to begin training students in January 2020, will be partially taught...