Sector 3: Expanding Rural Access | WKCTC

Sector 3: Expanding Rural Access

Objective: To expand access to WKCTC in Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, and Hickman Counties by expanding Wi-Ficapabilities; establishing a laptop loan program; and providing transportation assistance, focusing on utilization ofthe Skilled Craft and Purchase Area Training Centers in Graves County.
 
Anticipated Partners: Four Rivers Foundation; SkillsU Adult Education; Public libraries; Housing Authorities;WK&T; West KY Rural Telephone; AT&T; Xfinity; Area Transit Authorities; Murray State University – PaducahCampus; City and County Governments
 
Deliverables: Expanded Wi-Fi infrastructure; Wi-Fi Hotspots; Loaner computers for students; Bus tokens
 
Impact: Increases access to education for rural and low-income residents through online and/or in-person avenues;increases WKCTC enrollment
 
Cabinet Members Assigned: Dr. Kate Senn (Lead), Kevin O’Neill, Dr. Uppinder Mehan, Emily Peck, and Shay Nolan