Category Archives: Presidential Information

Get In, Get Out and Get to Work!

Kentucky recently got great news for people who want to get a good job! The new Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship Program provides free tuition for college credit in one of the five business sectors that are considered high demand in Kentucky. … Continue reading

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Summer Pell Included in New Federal Budget

Since I was appointed to the board of Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC) last year, one of the top issues we’ve advocated for is the expansion of Pell Grants for summer classes. I’m happy to report Congress included funding for … Continue reading

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No bachelor’s degree needed for these high paying jobs

A new day has dawned for northeast Kentucky. Last week, Braidy Industries and Gov. Bevin made a major announcement about a new plant that will create badly needed jobs in the area. So why is this big news for KCTCS? … Continue reading

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Why Community College?

Today’s students have an array of options when it comes to higher ed, so why choose a community college? Wow! There are many reasons, and they are so compelling that since 2000, nearly 835,000 Kentuckians have chosen to attend one … Continue reading

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March Madness Has a Different Meaning for Students

This is an exciting time of year for basketball fans, especially for those of us who live in Kentucky. March Madness takes on a life of its own here, and that’s just the way fans like it. Recently, while thinking … Continue reading

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Don’t overlook short-term career education programs

Since it’s Career and Technical Education Month, I’d like to share some KCTCS stats. We train 82 percent of the skilled trades workers and 69 percent of allied health care professionals in Kentucky. We’re also the state’s largest overall provider … Continue reading

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The Crisis in Black Education: 2017 Black History Month Theme

When you think of a crisis, you probably think of a natural disaster, active shooter or some other sudden event. The truth is, most crises are not sudden. The majority have been smoldering for some time and finally erupt. Such … Continue reading

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Our focus for 2017

In 1992, James Carville helped develop Bill Clinton’s campaign strategies. One of those strategies people still talk about was written on a sticky note: The economy, stupid. This was a note Carville wrote to himself to remind him the team … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

It’s that time of year. The time for decorating, shopping, baking, and of course, your Facebook year in review video! Like most people, I love this time of year. It’s a time for family and faith traditions, childhood memories and … Continue reading

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Let’s Slow Down and Give Thanks

Although retailers like to go straight from Halloween to Christmas, I think it’s important that we don’t lose Thanksgiving along the way. This holiday has a long tradition of family meals and family time that are too important to forget … Continue reading

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