Many who have dropped out of high school dream of going back and getting their GED, but many let the anxieties of life hold them back from taking charge of their future. That is how Anna Pecina felt when she started her journey to a better future, but it turned out to be the best decision of her life!
Maysville Community and Technical College (MCTC) has partnered with several regional counseling agencies to provide a new counseling service to students at all of its campus locations. Comprehend, Inc., Pathways as well as Bluegrass.org will provide on-campus office hours to provide students with support to make the most of their education experience at MCTC. The program will begin accepting appointments immediately.
When Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma slammed into the United States in August, our hearts ached for those affected in Texas and Florida, but for two Maysville Community & Technical College (MCTC) Lineman Training School graduates, it was a call to action.
It seemed like just an ordinary day of teaching Electrical Motor Control for Maysville Technical and Community College's Brandin Perkins, but a question from one of his students turned that day into one of new beginnings.
MAYSVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 31, 2017) - Maysville Community and Technical College (MCTC) has set new records for the highest number of graduates and credentials awarded at its Maysville, Licking Valley, Montgomery and Rowan campuses. For the 2016-17 academic year, 813 students graduated from MCTC, the most ever in the college's history, which spans nearly half a century. The total number of credentials, 1,957, increased by more than 14 percent over the previous year, and also set a record as the most ever for MCTC.
"Students, both right out of high school and those looking to better their career options, are realizing more and more about the great benefits to beginning higher education with us," said Dr. Steve Vacik, president of MCTC. "We can get students credentials quickly and into a better job, or we can help them earn an associate degree at a fraction of the cost of attending a four-year college or university."
MCTC is part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), which also set new records for graduates and credentials. In the 2016-17 academic year, 16,147 students graduated from KCTCS, which is an increase of 9 percent over the previous year. The record of 15,958 was set in 2013-14.
The total number of credentials, 34,502, increased by 12 percent over the prior year. Systemwide, associate degrees were up 3 percent, diplomas 23 percent and certificates 16 percent.
Some of the reasons for the record numbers include an increased emphasis on shorter-term credentials that lead to high demand jobs, and students better understanding the value of embedded certificates that can be included in associate degrees.
To learn more about the programs of study at MCTC, visit www.maysville.kctcs.edu or click here.
For most Kentuckians, higher education begins at the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). Maysville Community and Technical College is one of 16 KCTCS colleges on 68 campuses and more than 100,000 students. KCTCS is a critical component to transforming the state's economy by providing citizens with the education and training needed for high growth, high wage careers. For more information, visit maysville.kctcs.edu.
When MCTC astronomy and physics teacher Scott Miller first heard about the total solar eclipse that would cut a path across Kentucky in the afternoon of August 21, 2017, it was the early 1990's and he was excited. Now, more than a quarter of a century later, he's like a kid on Christmas morning.
Sierra O'Cull sat on the living room floor inside her parents' home on a hot, sun-drenched afternoon in July of 2017. She was alone, except for her two cats, Yellow and Snowball, which stretched out near her on the soft carpet.