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Skilled Craft Training Center is a product of cooperation, generosity and forward thinking.

Ribbon cutting ceremonies were held on Wednesday, October 14, 2009, for the Skilled Craft Training Center located in Hickory, Kentucky. picture of ribbon cutting ceremonies at Skilled Craft Training Center

The purchase of the 60,000 square-foot building and nine acres of land was made possible by a $1.5 million donation from the Lay Family Foundation of St. Louis, MO and $500,000 provided through the cooperative efforts of the City of Mayfield, the Graves County Fiscal Court and the Graves Growth Alliance to Paducah Junior College, Inc., the foundation of WKCTC.

The one-story building has about 17,000 square feet of office and classroom space. The remainder of the building is high bay space.

The center will use a QuickJobs training format to provide skilled training in weeks as opposed to a traditional semester format. College officials plan to offer a variety of classes at the center including classes in welding, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, nursing assistant, computers, and the addition of automotive technology in the future.

The space and all program/course offerings are intended to be flexible and available for the training of existing business and recruitment of new industry to the region.