Community support needed to pass bond issue for new campus

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A historic bond issue currently before the Kentucky General Assembly could help fund the proposed new Carrollton Campus for Jefferson Community and Technical College.


The Kentucky Community & Technical College System and Kentucky Gov. Beshear worked together to create the “KCTCS BuildSmart Investment for Kentucky Competitiveness.”

This public-private partnership initiative will use agency bonds in concert with local communities and employers to finance critical projects at KCTCS colleges across Kentucky.

This includes the $16.3 million Carrollton Campus.  If approved by the legislature, bonds would be issued to pay for $12 million of the project.  The college and community will be asked to finance the remaining $4.3 million.

JCTC plans a 50,000 square foot facility on U.S. 227 across from General Butler State Park.  The facility, which would replace the current downtown campus, would allow the college to expand courses and programs and to fully meet the training needs of business and industry.

JCTC is leading efforts to encourage support for “KCTCS BuildSmart” and is asking members of their community to contact their legislator and express their support.

To find your senator and/or representative and contact information visit lrc.ky.gov.


Carroll County Training Consortium scholarship

The Carroll County Training Consortium provides renewable technology scholarships to students graduating from high schools in the Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Oldham, Owen, and Trimble counties (consideration for students outside of these counties will depend on available funding). Eligible students must be seeking a degree in one of the following:
•Applied Process Technology (Chemical Refinery Operator Option)
•Applied Process Technology (Power Plant Operator Option)
•Engineering and Electronics Technology - Electronic Specialization
•Engineering and Electronics Technology – Industrial Specialization
•Engineering and Electronics Technology – Mechanical Specialization
•Engineering and Electronics Technology – Robotic & Automation Specialization
•Computer Information Technology – Network Administration Track


The application is due March 14, 2014. Contact Lisa Stethen, lisa.stethen@kctcs.edu, or call 502-213-5209 for information.


Girls Day Out

The Northern Kentucky Area Development District and JCTC Carrollton Campus are partnering to encourage women to consider careers in advanced manufacturing by offering a “Girls Day Out” event is scheduled for April 11, 2014 from 9 a.m. to noon. Application deadline is March 7.

 The event, which will feature speakers, videos, demonstrations, as well as information booths, will be held at the Carroll County High School gym. Students will have the opportunity to explore career opportunities in fields such as engineering, chemical technology, lab technician, robotics, and assembly, and will meet women already working in those careers.

Students from Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Oldham, Owen and Trimble counties should see their school counselors for an application.

Contact Lisa Stethen, lisa.stethen@kctcs.edu, or call (502) 213-5209 for information.


January Student of the Month

Ethan Merrill was nominated and selected as JCTC’s Student of the Month for January.

Merrill, a 2013 Trimble County High School graduate, is working toward an associate degree in Applied Process Technology: Chemical Refinery Operator. He is a Carroll County Training Consortium scholarship recipient and Dow Corning Co-Op. Merrill completed his first semester with a 4.0 GPA. 

Merrill took his experience with the college back to his high school and met with potential new JCTC students. Merrill told Trimble County High School seniors, “JCTC is a great place to start one’s academic career, is less expensive tuition wise, is close to home, and has many opportunities which will lead to great careers.”


Heather Yocum is Counselor/Faculty Instructor at JCTC Carrollton.