“Without having local community colleges, industry as a whole would be very hard-pressed to find people to fill the workforce, especially in terms of having a trained workforce.”
Bill Hornbuckle, Bright1000
KCTCS’s tank is running low on fuel.
The mission of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) is to improve the quality of life and employability of the citizens of the Commonwealth by serving as the primary provider of:
- College and Workforce Readiness
- Transfer Education
- Workforce Education and Training
When it created KCTCS in 1997, the General Assembly assigned KCTCS the following mandates:
The Kentucky Community and Technical College System shall be responsive to the needs of students and employers in all regions of the Commonwealth with accessible education and training to support the lifelong learning needs of Kentucky citizens in order to:
- Increase the technical skills and professional expertise of Kentucky workers
- Develop a pool of educated citizens
- Enhance the flexibility and adaptability of Kentucky workers
- Increase access to pre-baccalaureate associate degree for ease of transfer to four (4) year institutions;
- Facilitate transfers of credit between certificate, diploma, technical, and associate degree programs.
- Increase the basic academic and literacy skills of adults
- Enhance the relationship of credentials between secondary and postsecondary programs
We need the General Assembly to reinvest in KCTCS so we can continue to meet our mission of improving the quality of life and employability of the citizens of the Commonwealth. An investment in KCTCS is an investment in Kentucky jobs, so tell your legislators and state officials that it is time to refill our fuel tank.
“To match our industry with the courses offered here (SCC) is invaluable to us in creating a workforce for the future.”
Tony Brummett, Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems
Who can help KCTCS?
The KCTCS Fuel the Force advocacy campaign needs support from business and community leaders, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and everyone else who knows that an investment in KCTCS is an investment in Kentucky jobs.