Maysville Community and Technical College Receives U.S. Department of Education FIPSE Grant

Maysville Community and Technical College has received The United States Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) grant. Only twenty-eight grants were awarded, and MCTC was the only college in Kentucky to receive the grant.

With the change in the American economy, more people are enrolling in two-year colleges in order to obtain training for a new career or to enhance their existing skills. Unfortunately, many adult workers who enroll are unprepared for college level classes. Community and technical colleges across the country are faced with a challenge to quickly and effectively prepare adult students for college level courses.

Maysville Community and Technical Colleges project, Improving College Readiness and Student Success for Adult Learners, directed by Dr. Dana Callend, Associate Dean of Academic Support Services, and co-directed by Pam Stafford, Associate Dean of Institutional Planning Research and Effectiveness, will receive $490,567 over the next three years to assist adult learners enter and be successful in college. The project will develop a curriculum and support services to accelerate the developmental education process for adult learners. A career coaching program will be created to assist adult learners in making informed decisions and preparing for future careers. A student performance monitoring system will be developed in order to track usage and outcomes of the various student support services. A systemic evaluation process will be developed and implemented in order for the developmental education program to measure short-term and long-term successes.

With the FIPSE award, Maysville Community and Technical College will be able to effectively prepare adult learners for college level courses and expedite their educational goals, successfully training them to return to the workforce.

For information on postsecondary education and college enrollment, please contact Maysville Community and Technical College at (606)759-7141. Information is also available onlineon our website.

Brandi G. McElfresh