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Southeast, KCTCS colleges want to hear from students

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Cumberland, KY – The pandemic has created a number of obstacles and challenges for all higher ed students. A Kentucky Legislative Research Commission pre-COVID study showed that students attending the 16 colleges of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System already faced more nonacademic barriers than those who attend universities. Yet, last year, KCTCS had a record number of graduates who earned a record number of credentials. So, the state’s community college system wants to know how students are achieving their goals even with additional challenges created by COVID.

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College is among the 16 KCTCS colleges asking students to create a video explaining their motivation for sticking with college and working toward a better life. Those who submit a video will be eligible for prizes including laptops, gift cards and Air Pods. All students who submit a video will receive a T-shirt. The only eligibility requirement is to be enrolled as a current KCTCS student.

“We know that we have some of the best students around,” said Southeast President Vic Adams. “We know many of them have had to choose online instruction to stay available for their children, jobs, and many other responsibilities. I can’t wait to see their videos and learn about how they manage to do it all.”

To view contest rules and learn how to submit a video, students can visit the web page for details.