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WKCTC's Education Express Coming to Ballard, Hickman and Murray-Calloway Counties in March

Published on Feb 28, 2018

PADUCAH, KY (02/28/2018) Faculty, staff and students from West Kentucky Community and Technical College will visit the Ballard, Hickman and Murray-Calloway counties as part of the college's Education Express: Connecting Communities Tour.

The WKCTC Regional Education Express, which began in February 2017, continues in 2018 and is a way to reach out to the college's river counties to have a more personal approach to connecting with area communities, including students and their families, said WKCTC President Anton Reece.

"The initial success of the first leg of our tour is meeting education, community and business leaders one-on-one and in groups to discuss meeting their education and economic needs," said Dr. Reece. "Increased education attainment levels and skills of our workforce throughout the region are vital to positioning and showcasing the unique resources and contributions of the western region of the state and southern Illinois."

Dr. Reece extends an invitation to the city educators, business, community and religious leaders, as well as students and their families in Ballard, Hickman and Murray-Calloway counties to attend the Education Express in their communities.

The college will host a meet and greet reception at the following locations in March.

March 6, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Ballard County Chamber of Commerce, Room R
325 East Kentucky Drive in La Center

March 8, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Hickman County Extension Office
329 James H. Phillips Drive in Clinton

March 12, 4-5:30 p.m.
Murray-Calloway County Area Technology Center
126 Robertson Rd N in Murray

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 200 associate degree, diploma and certificate options in more than 35 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