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Culinary instructor and student The Kentucky Association of Career and Technical Education (KACTE) will recognize the Culinary Arts Program of Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) as one of two programs in the state receiving the Post-secondary Programs of Distinction. The presentation will take place at the KACTE Annual Conference during the opening ceremonies that will be held on Monday, July 20, 2015 at the Galt House in Louisville.

Criteria for the award is comprised of assets such as; developing leadership for students, enhancing student growth, promoting scholarly activities that develop life-long learners, student involvement, creativity, and promoting increasing student awareness of community needs.

Students in the Culinary Arts program at SKYCTC have multiple opportunities to develop leadership skills, technical, human relations and decision making skills. The program is actively involved with non-profit events where student activities are showcased such as: Cooking for Hope, Dinner on the Duncan Hines Diner, and a sustainability project entitled Edible Landscapes .

Every aspect of our program, from our curriculum to the way labs are designed to our involvement in multiple local events, is designed to make our students well-rounded individuals and develop the skills they need to be successful in life, says Executive Chef Michael Riggs, Culinary Professor at SKYCTC, Our students face the challenges of overcoming obstacles in lab and learning to persevere, adapt, problem solve, think critically, overcome and move forward.

For more information about the Culinary Arts program at SKYCTC contact; Executive Chef Michael Riggs at (270) 901-1009 or Executive Chef Jason Lindsey at (270) 901-4351