Maysville Ky. More than 150 students, faculty, and staff of Maysville Community and Technical College along with community leaders traveled to Frankfort January 12, 13 and 14 to voice their support for community and technical colleges.
The group attended committee meetings, spoke to their legislators, visited the governors office, toured the capitol and were introduced on the floors of the House of Representatives and the Senate.
This was a great experience for our students. They had an opportunity to experience our governmental process in action, said Maysville Community and Technical College President Ed Story. Our students interacted with our local legislators and showed how MCTC has transformed their lives already. Our legislators had the opportunity to see that community and technical colleges really do offer Kentucky what it needs right nowreal opportunity for real people in real time.
Maysville Community and Technical College is part of a statewide Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) advocacy campaign that will have an active presence throughout the legislative session. The grassroots advocacy campaign is bringing community and business leaders, students, and faculty and staff from each of the 16 KCTCS colleges and the system office to Frankfort during the General Assembly.
In addition to meeting with their legislators, stakeholders from the different KCTCS colleges and system office will visit the state capitol each week to show the diverse programs and opportunities offered through KCTCS. The showcase will demonstrate how KCTCS programs are transforming the Commonwealth and its residents, enabling them to find high growth, high wage jobs.
The 2010 KCTCS legislative agenda has two primary components the biennial budget request and legislative priorities, including transfer legislation that is designed to eliminate the barriers KCTCS students face when transferring to Kentuckys public universities.
For more information on the campaign, visitthe websiteand join the campaign today.
Every year, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System provides real opportunity to real peopletransforming 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.