BCTC receives grant to provide free tuition and career training

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — The US Department of Labor awarded Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) a grant providing eligible students free tuition, personal and career counseling, and job placement assistance.

Participants will earn a credential and be career ready in 12 months or less.

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The Bluegrass Workforce Scholars Program is designed to help individuals ages 16-24 who are US citizens, legal residents or DACA eligible and demonstrate financial need gain skills to begin a career in a high-demand field such as healthcare, computer information technology, HVAC technology, construction, criminal justice, electrical technology, equine studies, industrial maintenance, medical information technology and welding.

The grant provides funding for full tuition, books and supplies for courses, personal and career counseling, job readiness preparation, support services and job placement assistance upon completion.

Costs for transportation, childcare, computers and internet hotspots may also be covered. Participants will earn an academic credential in 12 months or less and be ready to go to work.

Interested persons should attend an information on session Wednesday, May 12, at 5 p.m., Leestown Campus, 164 Opportunity Way, Lexington, in the Conference Center, Building C, Room 136. For more information or to RSVP, call 859-246-6666 or e-mail ginger.esenbock@kctcs.edu.

To learn more about the Bluegrass Workforce Scholars Program visit the BCTC website.

Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) has seven campuses that are within a 30-minute drive of 95% of Central Kentuckians. The college enrolls over 14,000 students annually and provides training for business partners to more than 2,000 employees.