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Graduation Ceremony for GED Recipients To Be Held at WKCTC

Paducah, KY (June 3, 2016) A graduation ceremony for McCracken and Graves County GED recipients will be held at West Kentucky Community and Technical College June 9. Friends and family are invited to attend the ceremony at 6 p.m. in the Crounse Hall.

Michael Bolin of Arlington, Ky., just celebrated his 37th birthday and recently got married, but he has more to celebrate. Bolin is celebrating his participation in the GED graduation next week, a milestone that has led to a good paying job to support himself and his new bride.

I very grateful for this program (GED) because it helped me better myself and get a better job, said Bolin.

Now working at Southern Coal Handling Services Calvert City Terminal, Bolin credits the WKCTC Adult Learning Center for encouraging him to also earn the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) in addition to his GED, which he said was the key in being hired.

I actually earned my GED and the NCRC certificate in December 2015 and was hired on Calvert City Terminal at the first of the year. Many companies now require that certification, and that is one reason I got the job.

Bolln is now considering his next move in his educational journey by enrolling at WKCTC this fall to major in either welding or industrial maintenance.

A reception will be held following the June 9 GED graduation when friends and family can celebrate with Michael and the other 53 graduates who are eligible to participate in the ceremony.

For more information about the WKCTC Adult Learning Centers, call (270) 534-3451 for the McCracken County program on WKCTCs campus or (270) 856-2423 for the Graves County program at the colleges Skilled Craft Training Center in Hickory.

Registration for summer and fall classes at WKCTC is also underway. Call 1-(855) GO-WKCTC or visit for class offerings. Fall classes begin August 15.