Category Archives: Presidential Information

Here’s to All Entrepreneurs!

I attend numerous meetings where the future of work and the workforce are discussed. It’s no secret we have a shortage of skilled workers in Kentucky and that our colleges offer multiple career education programs. One thing I’m not hearing … Continue reading

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KCTCS betters lives through career and technical education programs

Nationally and in Kentucky, there’s a lot of attention on workforce development because so many jobs are unfilled due to the lack of skilled workers. We are the solution to the state’s workforce shortage because no one is doing more … Continue reading

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Three Million Served!

The KCTCS Workforce Solutions team throughout the state recently reached a milestone of providing service to three million participants. That’s a lot of workforce education! Our colleges offer businesses and individuals classes on hundreds of topics and provide workplace assessments … Continue reading

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Celebrating 2017 accomplishments, looking ahead to 2018

Happy New Year! As we begin the new year, many people spend time thinking about the old year, and what’s to come in the new one. I’m no different. The only measure of our success is the accomplishments of our … Continue reading

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Giving back on Giving Tuesday

Now that you’ve devoured your Thanksgiving dinner, shopped till you dropped on Black Friday, supported local businesses on Small Business Saturday and are grabbing bargains on Cyber Monday, add one more thing to your list. Consider making a donation to … Continue reading

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Veterans Sacrifice for Our Freedom and Liberty

This Saturday, people will gather to honor those who have served our country. We’ll celebrate with parades, free meals for veterans and solemn events in remembrance of loved ones and those we didn’t even know. Being a member of the … Continue reading

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KCTCS and Kentucky Manufacturers Helping Students Have Better Lives

As Manufacturing Month comes to a close, I want to thank all of our terrific manufacturing partners from across the state. We work with about 275 companies on a yearly basis. Because of them, many of our students get on-the-job … Continue reading

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Four KCTCS colleges among the best in the U.S.

Every field has an award that signifies its recipients are leaders, innovators or just plain good at what they do. For us, that award is the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. Nationally, there are more than 1,100 community colleges, … Continue reading

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Learning What a Better Life Means to Students

On September 18th, I kicked-off my Better Lives for a Better Kentucky Tour at Ashland Community and Technical College (ACTC). Although fog made my morning drive to Ashland a bit of a challenge, I had a terrific day with faculty, … Continue reading

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A New Way to Think About Football

It’s football time in the bluegrass state and I’ve spent some time thinking about the upcoming season. I can’t help but notice the similarities between KCTCS colleges and football. The Huddle is like our colleges. In that huddle are people … Continue reading

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