Versailles, Ky. (Vocus) October 30, 2009
A new Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) advocacy website has been launched to encourage citizens, students, faculty, business leaders and policymakers to join the statewide advocacy campaign Kentuckians for Community and Technical Colleges. The website http://transform.kctcs.edu/ includes a direct link with a request to join the Kentuckians for Community and Technical Colleges by signing a petition. The petition will be sent to Kentucky's legislative body, including the governor, state senators and state representatives. There is also an opportunity for participants to join the discussion and tell their own story about the impact KCTCS has made Transforming Lives. Transforming Kentucky.
The Kentuckians for Community and Technical Colleges campaign goal is to ensure that our state makes smart investments in our students, our workers and the state's economy, and for policymakers to recognize and support KCTCS as Kentucky's engine of opportunity.
As part of the campaign, KCTCS President Michael B. McCall is visiting each college. The statewide tour will include a stop at each of the 16 KCTCS colleges. Every college will host a series of forums where faculty, staff, students and members of the community will have an opportunity to discuss the KCTCS advocacy campaign and legislative agenda. To date, Dr. McCall has helped kick off grassroots campaigns at the following: Hazard Community and Technical College, West Kentucky Community and Technical College, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, Hopkinsville Community College, Southeast Kentucky Community College, and Jefferson Community and Technical College. Upcoming advocacy events include:
Somerset Community College - October 30
Madisonville Community College - November 4
Ashland Community and Technical College - November 13
Put your voice to work for our state's students and colleges by joining the campaign today! To learn more, visit Kentuckians for Community and Technical Colleges .
Every year, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System provides real opportunity to real people--transforming the economy of the entire state by transforming the lives of the people who live in it. Help us continue transforming lives in our state's economy by joining the Kentuckians for Community and Technical Colleges at kctcs.edu.
Terri Giltner (859) 256-3186
Teena Hammond Gomez, (859) 256-3219
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