BCTC awarded $20,000 grant to develop Orthotics and Prosthetics Technician Program

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Bluegrass Community and Technical College was awarded $20,000 grant to develop Orthotics and Prosthetics Technician Program.

This is the first program which would be the first program of this type in the state.

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“There are only six Orthotics and Prosthetics Technician programs currently in the country,” said Laura Lynch, assistant dean of Skilled Trades and the principal investigator for the grant. “The program we are developing will prepare students for the rapidly growing and changing field. Traditional fabrication skills will be taught in conjunction with new advanced manufacturing and printing techniques,” said Lynch.

A key part of this project is its mentoring aspect.

A MentorLinks Mentor Team will work with BCTC faculty to provide expertise they have learned while developing similar programs. James Hyder, from Rio Salado College in Tempe, Arizona, and a professional consultant, has been assigned to assist BCTC faculty in curriculum development and resource development.