A January 2018 report from the American Trucking Association showed more than 70 percent of goods consumed in the U.S. are moved by truck. That's a problem because there is a tremendous shortage of truck drivers in the U.S. - about 300,000, according to Bloomberg.
The Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) Foundation received a $5,000 grant from the RPM Foundation. The grant will provide parts, materials and supplies for the restoration of a donated 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback by the College's Automotive Technology and Collision Repair students.
South Central Kentucky high school students who are members of the Health Occupational Students of America (HOSA)- participated in the organization's regional competition hosted by Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College, on Friday, December 14, 2018. HOSA is a state and international organization for students interested in and preparing for health careers.
The South Central Workforce Development Board will soon be offering a new scholarship program, KY hirED, focused not only on raising regional educational attainment levels but also enhancing employability skillsets among college students, The program will begin in a limited capacity effective January 1, 2019 and is expected to be fully operational by mid-spring 2019.
Each year, Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) recognizes Faculty and Staff that demonstrate exemplary work ethic, extraordinary impact and a positive connection with students and colleagues at SKYCTC though their Awards of Excellence. These awards are presented to individuals in the categories of outstanding: support staff member, administrative staff member and faculty member at SKYCTC. Individuals are nominated by their peers and winners are selected by a committee of faculty and staff representatives. This year's winners are Donna Hayden and Sonya Corder for outstanding Support Staff; Dr. Kim Myers, Administrative Staff, and Byron Pennycuff, Faculty.
There's a tremendous shortage of truck drivers in the U.S. - about 300,000, according to Bloomberg. Kentucky is no different, and with more than 13,000 trucking companies in the Commonwealth, that means jobs are plentiful. Best of all, driving a commercial vehicle pays well. The Kentucky Trucking Association reports in 2016, total trucking industry wages paid in Kentucky exceeded $5 billion with an average annual trucking industry salary of $44,843.
It was information and sensory overload Thursday in the South Warren Middle and High School gymnasiums as the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce held its third SCK LAUNCH Experience career exploration event for about 3,000 eighth-graders from Bowling Green and the surrounding region.
The Bowling Green-Warren County chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) honored SKYCTC with the L.E.A.D. Award at the Freedom Fund Gala held at the Augenstein Alumni Center on Saturday, November 3.