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Gov. Beshear Announces New Campaign Aimed at Helping Adults to go to College

Never Underestimate You! That’s the mantra behind a new campaign Gov. Andy Beshear announced for the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship, an effort to boost education and employability among adults. Multiple Kentucky colleges and universities offer over 350 course offerings in high-demand programs in health care, manufacturing, business and information technology, construction/skilled trades and transportation/logistics. Kentuckians can call 833-711-WRKS or visit https://workreadykentucky.com to receive assistance from advisors on how to enroll in the program. “Building a better Kentucky means supporting educational opportunities for every Kentucky family,”...

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Pollution Prevent Grant: Q&A with Mary Walker, EPA’S Southeast Regional Administrator

KAM interviewed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Southeast Regional Administrator, Mary Walker, on the recent announcement of the anticipated Pollution Prevention grant to the Kentucky Department of Compliance Assistance The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Southeast Region (Region 4) announced in late September that it intended to award the Kentucky Department of Compliance Assistance an $192,000 pollution prevention (P2) grant. The grant was part of a larger grant funding package the agency plans to award to 42 organizations across 39...

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Aviation Safety Resources Announcement of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Certification

NICHOLASVILLE, KY (October 27, 2020) - Aviation Safety Resources, Inc., (ASR), an innovative company that designs, tests, and produces emergency recovery systems for aviation, recently announced that it has passed an ISO 9001:2015 registration audit and is now qualified under the high-level ISO standard. “We have focused on ensuring our quality system performs at the highest level and this qualification solidifies our commitment to meeting our customers’ quality requirements,” said Larry Williams, ASR president and CEO. “Our full product line...

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National report shows KCTCS earn-and-learn program, KY FAME, has outstanding outcomes

Versailles, Ky. – Programmable logic controllers and robotics may not sound like areas of study most people would think of when it comes to manufacturing. But for Brad Copeland, a 35-year-old employee of Vanderbilt Chemicals in Murray, they are part of his daily job. Copeland is a recent graduate of West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s (WKCTC) Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (KY FAME) program. KY FAME is an earn-and-learn program in which the colleges of the Kentucky Community...

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Perfetti Van Melle Makes Life Sweeter in Northern Kentucky

As an essential food industry business, throughout this pandemic year, Perfetti Van Melle has been running its production and warehouse facilities in Erlanger, Kentucky at nearly full capacity 24/7 making and distributing Airheads and Mentos candy. The company’s North America headquarters and factory are housed in one campus, while distribution and warehousing are in a nearby state-of-the-art facility that opened in May 2019. Growth and expansion in Kentucky Under the leadership of Sylvia Buxton, President and CEO, and the local Perfetti...

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Rising Star: Terry Scruggs

NAME: Terry Scruggs SCHOOL: Somerset Community College AREA OF STUDY: Industrial Maintenance LEARN MORE: October is Manufacturing Month and Somerset Community College (SCC) is proud to train students for jobs in advanced manufacturing. While earning an Industrial Maintenance Technology degree at SCC is the immediate goal of Terry Scruggs, his future plans are a whole lot higher ... and a whole lot faster. “I’d like to work for a company called Boom,” he says. The new business is building “a supersonic airplane ... a...

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Rising Star: Damian Nole

NAME: Damian Nole SCHOOL: Henderson Community College AREA OF STUDY: Industrial Maintenance, HCC FAME program SPONSORING COMPANY: Shamrock Technologies ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Damian is a recipient of the Liberty Square Trade Scholarship from Independence Bank, and he is a Dean’s List student. LEARN MORE: Damian Nole, an HCC FAME student in the 2019 cohort, is currently being sponsored by Shamrock Technologies. When we asked Damian about his story, and why he chose the FAME program, his story really moved us. “Well, I guess the biggest part...

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Rising Star: Carlin Farler

NAME: Carlin Farler SCHOOL: Hazard Community & Technical College AREA OF STUDY: Welding Technology LEARN MORE:  Carlin S. Farler said he is going to go after every certificate available in the Welding Technology Program at Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC), in addition to earning his associate degree. He is keeping his eye on gaining employment and he knows that getting the training at HCTC is the way to help him do that. Farler enrolled in classes in January after being laid off...

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Rising Star: Sean Hill

NAME: Sean Hill SCHOOL: Gateway Technical & Community College AREA OF STUDY: Industrial Maintenance EMPLOYER: Bosch LEARN MORE:  How did you learn about NKYFAME and Gateway? I learned about NKYFAME and Gateway from a Bosch Human Resource’s Bulletin Board. Why did you apply to the program? I applied to the NKYFAME and Gateway program to expand my skill set and increase my long-term job opportunities. What are you doing at Bosch and what does your daily work look like there? I am part of the maintenance staff at...

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Rising Star: Lucas Mollett

NAME: Lucas Mollett SCHOOL: Big Sandy Technical & Community College AREA OF STUDY: Air Conditioning Technology LEARN MORE: Lucas Ryan Mollett is in his 2nd year studying HVAC on the Hager Hill Campus at BSCTC. Heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers held about 231,000 jobs in 2011; the majority worked for plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning contractors. The rest were employed in a variety of industries throughout the country, reflecting a widespread dependence on climate-control systems. Some worked for fuel oil dealers, refrigeration and air-conditioning...

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