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KCTCS moves to online instruction through March 27; most personnel will work remotely

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) is moving to online instruction beginning today through March 27. All lab classes have been postponed until then as well. Labs will resume near the end of the term. The majority of personnel will work remotely during this time. However, all colleges are open with limited staff and limited access to certain areas. Three colleges are on spring...

Better Lives are a reality, not just a slogan for Kentucky Community & Technical College graduates

When she graduated from high school, Jamie Lindsey took a job at Delta Faucet in Morgantown. She liked the company and the job so she decided not to go to college. Several years later, she changed her mind about college. In 2017, Lindsey enrolled in the SKY FAME program and calls the decision life-changing. By her fourth semester in the program, she was promoted to team lead and is now maintenance...

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,...

KCTCS preparing students for the high-tech world of manufacturing (not your grandfather’s factory work)

In today’s world of work, manufacturing requires workers to be tech-savvy. This is no longer your grandfather’s dirty, dark and dangerous factory work. Today’s manufacturing facilities are bright, clean and high tech. You’re more likely to see employees using consoles to direct the work of robots, instead of doing back-breaking manual labor. The 16 colleges of the Kentucky Community and...

Governor’s Office issues call for applications to serve on KCTCS Boards of Directors

Gov. Matt Bevin’s Office of Boards and Commissions is currently accepting applications for appointments to the Boards of Directors for individual colleges within the Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS). Applications for the following member colleges will be accepted: • Ashland Community & Technical College • Big Sandy Community & Technical College • Bluegrass...

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,”...

KYCIR: Despite KCTCS budget cuts, loss of jobs, former president McCall gets $800,000 payoff

By James McNair Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting As the Kentucky Community & Technical College System eliminates 506 jobs, it disclosed that it paid $815,741 last year to former president Michael McCall. McCall, one of the highest-paid community college administrators in the country, retired in January 2015, ending a 16-year run as the only president that KCTCS ever had. The KCTCS...