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Counselors' Breakfast: Building Strong Partnerships

More than 25 superintendents, principals, counselors, college and career administrators recently attended the West Kentucky College Academy Counselors Breakfast at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

Participating schools included Ballard Memorial, Carlisle County, Hickman County, Fulton County, Graves County, Livingston Central, Lyon County, Mayfield, Marshall County, McCracken County, and Paducah Tilghman high schools as well as Fulton County Area Technology Center, Mayfield/Graves County Area Technology Center, Community Christian Academy and Commonwealth Middle College.

WKCTCs division deans and leadership team discussed future plans and offerings before the participants toured the Paducah School of Art amp; Design. PSAD Dean Paul Aho provided a hands-on tour of the facility and a glimpse of the new 2D building. At the end of the tour, advanced photography students provided a matted, hard-backed photograph for attendees to take with them.

The group also toured WKCTCs new Inland Logistics and Marine Institute.

West Kentucky College Academy is designed to benefit students by providing a seamless pathway to postsecondary education while reducing student expense and time to credential attainment, with the ultimate purpose being the completion of a postsecondary credential. WKCTC, through the academy, offers more than 190 concurrent enrollment courses for high school students.

The strong partnerships that we have with the high schools, area technology centers and other community amp; technical colleges is the only way that the College Academy can grow and share WKCTC programs, events, and offerings to the secondary students, said Lorry Beth Wilson, West Kentucky College Academy director, We value our partners and the partnerships that have been built, and we continuously work to better serve their needs.