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Aspire for a brighter future through education Print E-mail

The public is invited to attend a critical meeting on education in Pendleton County to be presented at 6:30 p.m. on April 29 in the auditorium of Pendleton County High School. This meeting is being hosted by the Pendleton County Gateway Community and Technical College Focus Group in conjunction with the cities of Falmouth and Butler and the Pendleton County Fiscal Court. The purpose of the meeting is to hear a presentation by Mr. Ron Crouch, Research Director with the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet in Frankfort, regarding how education and workforce training can grow the economy and help create jobs in Pendleton County.

This presentation is part of the Gateway Focus Group’s ongoing efforts to expand the economy of Pendleton County by working to bring a campus of Gateway Community and Technical College to the community to serve the education and training needs of both business and industry and community residents. The focus of the evening’s presentation is to bring business, industry and community leaders together to gain insight into how education, especially technical education, and specialized workforce training can benefit them directly in the short term and make them more competitive in our changing regional, national and global economy over the long term.

A meet and greet will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed at 7 p.m. by Mr. Crouch’s presentation. Dr. Angie Taylor, vice president for Workforce Solutions with Gateway Community and Technical College, will then follow with a discussion of specialized training opportunities which Gateway makes available to the area’s business and industry leaders.

The evening will conclude with a report from staff and leadership regarding classes already set to be offered this coming fall in Pendleton County. This report will discuss the class schedule as well as scholarships and financial aid opportunities for which students may apply.

Please come and join this very important presentation to hear from the speakers regarding how the availability of technical education and workforce development through Gateway community and Technical College in Pendleton County can improve our economy, support existing businesses and industries and help us to attract new employers to the community. For more information, contact Bill Mitchell at 859-654-4567 or bill.mitchell@nkadd.org.