The Training Consortium of South Central Kentucky Celebrates Third Supervisor Certificate Graduation

Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (2/14/13) The Training Consortium of South Central Kentucky celebrated the graduation of its third Supervisor Certificate Program cohort on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, with 14 graduating from the program.

The graduating class began their coursework in June 2012. The program consists of nine core courses and six electives. Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College provides technical training expertise for Lean Manufacturing and safety courses. Western Kentucky University (WKU) faculty and staff deliver the professional development courses, including basic business practices, time management, problem-solving and customer service.

The Training Consortium of South Central Kentucky coordinates the Supervisor Certificate Program in partnership with local targeted businesses, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC), the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development and Western Kentucky University's Center for Training amp; Development.

Gregg George, interim president of the Training Consortium of South Central Kentucky, said, "We are extremely proud of these individuals who made a commitment when they registered for this program to strengthen their skills and broaden their career opportunities. They have achieved their goal and we expect they will have much success in their careers."

Graduates of the program are:
Edward Bumpus, BANDO, USA
Darrell Amos, BANDO, USA
Paul Tracy, Bluegrass Chain Supply
Greg Tracy, Bluegrass Chain Supply
Melissa Cansler, City of Bowling Green
Jay McFarland, Holley Performance Products
Bill Victory, NASCO
Sue Ramsey, New Mather Metals
Brian Haunhorst, New Mather Metals
Tim Hudson, Ventra Plastics
Kelly Anderson, Ventra Plastics
Robin Cumberland, Ventra Plastics
Chad Tinsley, Ventra Plastics
Wesley Wood, Ventra Plastics

"Congratulations to all the program graduates," said 2013 Chamber Board of Directors Chairman Brad Howard. "Our workforce is the driving engine for economic development and growth for South Central Kentucky. The Supervisor Certificate Program is a unique opportunity for employees to develop technical and soft skills and the Consortium provides skills-based training for our workforce in South Central Kentucky at minimal cost to employers. We are grateful to the businesses, SKYCTC, and WKU for partnering in this program and to the Kentucky Cabinet for providing funding through the Bluegrass State Skills grant program."

The 4th Supervisor Certificate cohort will begin in April of this year. For additional information about the program or to join the Consortium, visit their website at http://www.wku.edu/ctd/supervisor-cert-program/ or call Maureen Carpenter with the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce at 1-270-781-3200.