Middlesboro, Ky. - On Friday, November 10, SKCTC President Dr. Vic Adams joined Southeast students for a Facebook Live discussion as part of the Better Lives for a Better Kentucky tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Kentucky Community & Technical College System. Twenty students from each of the college's five campuses gave their view of a "better life" and discussed the college's role in achieving it.
Cumberland, Ky. - Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College (SKCTC) is proud to announce that it has once again been ranked by the Aspen Institute among the top 150 (10%) in the country. In 2011, the college was ranked in the top 10%, and in 2012, it was ranked in the top 10.
Cumberland, Ky. - This year's Swappin' Meetin' Featured Quilter will be Sarah Kollatschny of Chappell. Kollatschny is a third generation quilter who learned her craft from her mother and grandmother, as did her sisters. As part of her family's quilting tradition, Kollatschny has a collection of what she calls "family" quilts. At family reunions, Kollatschny, her sisters, and even some of their pre-teen granddaughters get together, and at each of these gatherings bring selections of materials with them in order to make a quilt square. The women get together and talk and work together as each one sews her quilt square block. Everyone puts puts her name on her own block. Then all the blocks are sewn together, quilted, and completed often by Kollatschny to make that year's reunion "family" quilt.
Cumberland, Ky. - Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College (SKCTC) has begun registering students for its fall bi-term classes. These general education and technical classes begin October 9 and end December 10. Online courses are available, as are face-to-face courses on all five campuses-- Cumberland, Middlesboro, Pineville, Harlan, and Whitesburg.
Pineville, Ky. - The Allied Health programs at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College (SKCTC) prepare their graduates for success. Their recent board examination pass rates reflect this achievement. Medical Assisting, Surgical Technology, and the Respiratory programs on both the Whitesburg and Pineville campuses all boast 100% success rates. In the Physical Therapist Assistant program, 100% of graduates who have tested (12 out of 13) have also passed.
Cumberland, Ky. - At Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College (SKCTC), good news comes in pairs. Student Support Services, locally known as Academic Advantage, recently learned that the US Department of Education has allotted over $290,000 for the next academic year, a 2½ percent increase. According to Dr. Carolyn Sundy, Vice President of Diversity, the program has been awarded nearly $1½ million over a five-year period.
Middlesboro, Ky. - Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC) welcomes Jeannie Allen as program director for the Selling to the World Initiative. The project, which has been re-funded by a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission, now operates from Southeast's Middlesboro campus. During its initial phase, the project was housed at the Palace on Cumberland Avenue in downtown Middlesboro, and Allen served part time as assistant to the director. According to Allen, this position is a natural fit because she loves "helping people to better themselves and watching them discover their talents."
Cumberland, Ky. - The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded the Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College (SKCTC) Appalachian Program a $596,250 grant as part of ARC's POWER Initiative. The Southeast Kentucky Revitalization Project (SEKYRP), coordinated by SKCTC Appalachian Program Director Robert Gipe, will provide workforce training designed to help the central Appalachian workforce participate in the renovation and re-invention of communities in the region. SEKYRP will also engage developers in the re-creation of Appalachian towns and cities.
Cumberland, Ky. - Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College (SKCTC) is pleased to announce that Upward Bound Math Science has been funded by the U.S. Department of Education for $1,319,690 over the next five years. According to director Amanda Creech, this funding will allow the project, which has been in effect since 2012, to continue serving 60 students each year from Harlan County and Bell County High Schools.
Middlesboro, Ky. - Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College (SKCTC) welcomed the Congressional Staff Network on Workforce and Economic Security Tuesday, August 29, on the Middlesboro Campus. These special guests heard from community and business leaders about Eastern Kentucky challenges and outlooks for the future.