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KCTCS and WKCTC and Rotary to Promote Postsecondary Education

More than 1,000 Kentucky high school students are expected to participate in this years Access to Careers Week, a partnership between the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) and Kentucky Rotary Clubs.

This is the 11th consecutive year Kentuckys governor has officially proclaimed a week in Kentucky as Access to Careers Week. Since 1999, more than 20,000 students have participated in the Kentucky Rotary-sponsored open houses at KCTCS colleges to explore career options.

West Kentucky Community and Technical College and the Rotary Club of Paducah have invited about 100 seniors and juniors from Paducah and McCracken County to its Access to Careers Day to be held Tuesday, November 9, at the college. The event will be from 10:00 am until 1:15 pm, in the Emerging Technology Building, Room 109.

This event is planned to give students a Senior Preview Day on our campus, said Paula Armon, director of career services at WKCTC. The goal of this event is to present college as a real option for students who may not have considered the importance of postsecondary education - whether it is general education, technical careers, or medical careers.

Conceived and coordinated by the Lexington Sunrise Rotary Club, local Rotary clubs across the Commonwealth work with their area high schools to provide transportation and lunches for students who participate in the campus visits. Once on campus, students are given orientation and opportunities to tour, and meet with faculty members teaching subjects in their areas of career interest. Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build good will and peace. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 32,000 Rotary clubs in 200 countries