West Kentucky Community and Technical College

3:31 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

WKCTC Awarded $100K as 'Finalist-with-Distinction' for Aspen Prize

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For the second time in school history, West Kentucky Community and Technical College has been named by the Aspen Institute as one of the top three community colleges in the country.

The “finalist-with-distinction” placing comes with a $100,000 prize to support the school’s programs. Kate Lochte speaks with WKCTC President Dr. Barbara Veazey about the award on Sounds Good.

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6:29 am
Thu January 15, 2015

KY Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education Expands

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A program designed to benefit Kentucky's manufacturing sector is expanding.  Governor Steve Beshear made the announcement Wednesday at the Georgetown Toyota plant, where the Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education initiative is already underway.  It is growing to include Louisville, northern Kentucky, and Elizabethtown.

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6:00 am
Thu September 4, 2014

WKCTC Among Finalists for Aspen Prize

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West Kentucky Community and Technical College is among the top ten finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

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11:24 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Paducah United Way Director Named WKCTC Vice President

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Ashley Wright, the director of the Paducah/McCracken County United Way is leaving to be West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Vice President of Institutional Advancement.  

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4:43 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

WKCTC President on Transition Center for USEC Workers, and More

West Kentucky Community and Technical College President Dr. Barbara Veazey visits Sounds Good during today’s second hour. Dr. Veazey gives us an overview of WKCTC’s housing a transition center to support workers during the USEC closure. Also, the continued growth of the Paducah School of Art and Design and a look at modular online learning, and WKCTC's second consecutive ranking at one of the nation's Top 10 community colleges by The Aspen Institute - and what that means for the school and community.

4:11 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

WKCTC Gives All Clear after Possible Gunshots Heard on Campus

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West Kentucky Community and Technical College officials have given an all clear after the school was locked down when what sounded like gunshots were heard on campus.

WKCTC spokesperson Tammy Thompson says the school issued the first safety alert at 2:20 p.m. Police then searched campus and found nothing.

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11:25 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Palu Aho on Judging the 20th Annual Teen Spirit show at Yeiser

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The Yeiser Art Center in Paducah shows its 20th Annual Teen Spirit Exhibition through February 15. Students from area public high schools, Christian schools and home schools entered a massive array of art for judging by Paul Aho who visits Sounds Good via a telephone interview with Kate Lochte.

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7:16 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Community College to Return State Funding for Adult Education Program


West Kentucky Community & Technical College will return state funding after the school inaccurately reported adult education testing scores. 

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8:06 am
Thu October 11, 2012

Adult Student Testing Practices Cost Community College

Inaccurate reporting of testing scores from McCracken County’s adult education program has allowed West Kentucky Community and Technical College to get more money from the Commonwealth than it was qualified to receive. Kentucky adult education officials found student testing practices at WKCTC were not in compliance with state and federal policies and established ethical standards. Kentucky’s Adult Education agency requires the programs it funds to administer tests establishing a baseline education level teachers can plan around.

Higher Education
9:13 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Veterans Education Workshop at WKCTC


A workshop to help veterans apply for a new educational benefit is being held at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah this month. 

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