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Western Kentucky educators nominated for Regional Educator Awards and Sponsorship Program

More than 80 area educators, administrators and staff members were nominated in West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s 3rd Annual Regional Educators Awards and Scholarship Program. Students, parents, fellow faculty and staff sent in 97 nominations, with some individuals being nominated more than once. The nominations came from nine counties in western Kentucky and southern Illinois....

With a shortage of truck drivers in the U.S., KCTCS helps alleviate problem with CDL program

There’s a tremendous shortage of truck drivers in the U.S. – about 300,000, according to Bloomberg. Kentucky is no different, and with more than 13,000 trucking companies in the Commonwealth, that means jobs are plentiful. Best of all, driving a commercial vehicle pays well. The Kentucky Trucking Association reports in 2016, total trucking industry wages paid in Kentucky exceeded $5.0 billion with...

CPE gets $400k Lumina Foundation grant for Adult Promise program, encouraging workforce training

The Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) has been awarded a $400,000 Lumina Foundation grant to encourage more adults to pursue certificate and associate programs in business, information technology, transportation/logistics, advanced manufacturing, healthcare and construction. Kentucky’s Adult Promise program will raise awareness of tuition-free education programs available through the Work...

Celebrating National Community College Month, KCTCS offers 10 facts about its students

April is National Community College Month and students at the 16 colleges of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) are hard at work preparing for their future careers or to transfer to a four-year institution. In honor of Community College Month here are: 10 Facts About Kentucky Community and Technical College Students 1. They are a large group. In the last academic year more...