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WKCTC's Education Express Coming to Mayfield and Fulton

Paducah, KY (04/07/2017) —Faculty, staff and students from West Kentucky Community & Technical College will visit the cities of Mayfield and Fulton as part of the college's new Education Express: Connecting Communities Tour.

"Our first stops in Metropolis, Illinois and in Bardwell were wonderful opportunities to meet people in the communities we serve. The WKCTC Education Express is centered on celebrating postsecondary education and workforce training opportunities," said Dr. Anton Reece, WKCTC president.

As a regional institution, the college is committed to providing access to postsecondary education and workforce training where ever and however it can, Dr. Reece said. The Education Express is one way the college hopes to connect more with the communities in the region. "Therefore, I am personally inviting Mayfield/Graves County and Fulton city educators, business, community, and religious leaders to come out and meet our team." Dr. Reece said. WKCTC personnel were at Mayfield High School March 27 and will be at Fulton High School May 1 to talk to students about college offerings.

The college will also host a meet and greet reception at the West Kentucky Rural Electric Community Room in Mayfield, Wednesday April 12 and one at the Ponotoc Center at 112 East State Line in Fulton, Thursday, April 13. Both receptions will be from 4-6 p.m.

West Kentucky Community and Technical College is a two-year, comprehensive, regional college serving more than 8,000 students annually. The college offers more than 250 associate degree, diploma and certificate options in more than 40 academic and career programs, with classes offered in Paducah and Hickory as well as online.

An integral part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), WKCTC has been recognized by The Aspen Institute as one of the top 10 community colleges in the nation each of the four times the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence has been awarded. WKCTC was recognized for providing students with strong job training and continuing higher education opportunity, for achieving high completion and transfer rates, and for providing strong employment results for its graduates.

For more information, contact Janett Blythe, (270) 534-3079 or Janett.blythe@kctcs.edu