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Kentucky college campuses pilot employability certification for academic programs

Kentucky is the first state in the nation to pilot a certification process that ensures college graduates are ready for the workforce with essential employability skills, or the so-called “soft skills,” that employers say are often lacking in graduates. Launched just one year ago, three programs are now certified, including two bachelor’s degree programs at Murray State University — construction...

Eastern Kentucky University alum, pilot Sean Howard named chief flight instructor in aviation program

Eastern Kentucky University’s recently hired chief flight instructor is new to the job, but very familiar with EKU.   After serving as a professional pilot for more than two decades, Sean Howard has returned to his alma mater to train the next generation of flyers in EKU’s aviation program. He is excited to be back on campus.   “It feels like home to me, this program, this university,” said...