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McCracken County Students Attend Career Day

More than 60 juniors and seniors from Heath and Lone Oak high schools attended the Access to Careers Day at West Kentucky Community and Technical College November 9 in the Emerging Technology Center.

The Rotary Club of Paducah sponsored this annual event, and representatives spoke to students about how the organization encourages students go to college.

We want students to know the Rotary has scholarships available for those in the community who need financial assistance to go to college, said David Bailey, Rotary Club of Paducah president. Our hope is that students will learn the benefit of higher education to better themselves and then return to the area when they graduate to help better the community.

WKCTC representatives talked with students about the admission and registration process as well as how to apply for financial aid and scholarships, transfer degrees, and various programs offered at the college.

This is such a great opportunity for students to learn about the campus, said Lone Oak senior Megan Ross.

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 Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) colleges to explore career options.

Students must continue their education whether its here or another college, said WKCTC President Barbara Veazey. And were here to guide them in making those decisions.