Category Archives: Presidential Information

Myth Busters

Still not convinced college is for you? What’s holding you back? Some people have a number of reasons why they think they can’t attend college, but I want to do a little myth busting. Here are a few of the … Continue reading

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AOKY Providing Better Lives for Kentuckians

In 2011, KCTCS, along with community colleges in Illinois, Kansas and Louisiana, launched a new program through Jobs for the Future called Accelerating Opportunity. The goals of Accelerating Opportunity Kentucky (AOKY) were threefold. Allow students who need to earn their … Continue reading

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Camping KCTCS Style

Summer is here and so are our summer camps! If the kids are bored and you’re worried about them having too much screen time, then sign them up for a camp at one of the 16 KCTCS colleges. The colleges … Continue reading

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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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