Dr. Michael B. McCall to hold Community Forum at BGTC Nov 16th at KATI Campus from 1:00 - 2:30. Student forum is from 9:00AM-9:30AM | SKYCTC

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Dr. Michael B. McCall to hold Community Forum at BGTC Nov 16th at KATI Campus from 1:00 - 2:30. Student forum is from 9:00AM-9:30AM

KCTCS President Michael B. McCall to Speak at BGTC Community Forum

On November 16, 2009, Dr. Michael B. McCall, President of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System will be at Bowling Green Technical College to kick off a new KCTCS initiative focused on ensuring that Kentucky makes smart investments in students, workers and the state's economy by supporting our state s community and technical colleges.

The all day event will consist of forums with student, faculty and staff, and an area-wide community forum at the KATI Campus of Bowling Green Technical College on Morgantown Road at 1:00 PM.

Dr. McCall will be visiting each of the system's 16 colleges before the end of December. The initiative is titled the Transforming Lives: Transforming Kentucky advocacy initiative, which is designed to encourage Kentuckians to support the state s 16 community and technical colleges. The campaign s message: Kentucky residents must urge legislators to support funding for higher education particularly for KCTCS.

With the hard economic times many currently face, McCall says he believes that KCTCS is headed in the right direction. KCTCS offers degrees and training in many technical fields.

We are focused on the students interest, Dr. McCall says. Our goal is to train them to get a job.

Last year alone, colleges of KCTCS trained:

More than 120,000 credit-seeking students

Nearly 30,000 nursing and allied heath students

Over 50,000 employees serving nearly 5,000 businesses

Over 11,000 students who transferred to four-year institutions

More than 23,000 distance learning students.

Advocacy Campaign Forums are as follows:

9:00 9:30 a.m. Student Forum (Building F, Main Campus)
1:00-2:15 p.m. Community Forum (KATI Campus, Round Room)
2:30-3:00 p.m. Meet and Greet with Faculty and Staff
(Building F, Main Campus)
3:00-4:00 p.m. Faculty and Staff Forum (Building F, Main Campus

For more information about this initiative or to join Kentuckians for Community and Technical Colleges, go to the Transforming Lives. Transforming Kentucky website at http://legacy.kctcs.edu/transform.

For most Kentuckians, higher education begins at KCTCS. Our statewide system of 16 colleges and 67 campuses provides citizens throughout the Commonwealth with a quality education that is both accessible and affordable. For more information, visit www.kctcs.edu