New Report Highlights Huge Impact of SKCTC on Southeastern Kentucky and Local Business Community
September 27, 2022
Cumberland, Ky. – Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC) Workforce Solutions partnered with local companies to increase enrollment and workforce development. The Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS) released its inaugural Workforce and Economic Development Annual Report this week – in connection with National Workforce Development Month – the first comprehensive synopsis of activities among KCTCS Workforce Solutions departments.
According to the report, Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Workforce Solutions successfully served 83 businesses last year.
At SKCTC, those initiatives included:
- Training 87 employees in Electrical, CPR & First Aid, and Safety & Universal Precautions for Chu-Con, Inc.-this led to increased enrollment in our Electrical Technology Program and allowed one employee to complete his associate degree after completing the training
- Providing 122 short term certifications in Fiber Optics, CPR and OSHA to at risk youth thru a partnership with The Appalachian Challenge Academy-giving them the tools and skills needed for success upon graduation.
SKCTC Workforce Solutions and our business partnerships believe in working together to create a workforce that makes a difference, provides skills that meet the needs of the 21st century, and ensures a brighter future for Kentucky.
- 2160 enrollments
- The top three open enrollments were as follows:
- CDL 34
- Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) 24
- Fiber Optics 57
“At Southeast, we know our strength is in our partnerships. That is why we continue to work closely with business and industry to ensure they have highly skilled and credentialed workers,” said Southeast President Vic Adams. “With labor shortages at historic levels, we know this work has never been more important – so I am proud of our employees with Southeast Workforce Solutions for their dedication to meeting this unprecedented need.”
In addition to Southeast’s many successes, the report showcased that systemwide, KCTCS Workforce Solutions completed its highest performing year ever in the Commonwealth. Overall, more than $7.1 million was allocated for customizable employee training activities in FY 2022, up from $3.9 million the year prior. Moreover, the report found that the number of TRAINS projects led by KCTCS Workforce Solutions ballooned from 117 to 240 in the last fiscal year, new Workforce Solutions clients grew by 147 percent during that same period and enrollment jumped by 41 percent (up to 19,111).
The full KCTCS Workforce and Economic Development Annual Report can be found here.
SKCTC Workforce Solutions served 83 businesses throughout the region last year.