Dr. Ed Story spoke to the Mt. Sterling Rotary Club for their educational month on Tues, November 29, 2011 at Jerrys restaurant in Mt. Sterling. He spoke about current offerings of MCTC and an upcoming project for the Mt. Sterling extension of Maysville Community and Technical College. Russ Ward, director of the Rowan campus, Stanley Click, coordinator of academic programs, Erin Miles, Montgomery extension coordinator and Ann Courtney Denham, director of marketing and public relations were in attendance for MCTC.
Dr. Story said, We want to do a better job and serve you better. We have looked high and low for a space to hold classes and we have found one that will be able to open in 2013. The Walker family is going to renovate the bottom floor of the old Cowden building so that Maysville Community and Technical College can teach technical program classes. The building should be ready for classes in January of 2013. In this facility, we will be able to provide the Mt. Sterling area with technical training. The educational opportunity will make it possible to change the lives of students for years to come. We are so grateful that the Walker family is supporting this project in the Mt. Sterling community.
Dr. Story spoke about the upcoming project. He said that Dr. Julian established an advisory group in Mt. Sterling that is going to be reestablished and is in hopes that the community will be involved with telling us what their needs are. The building will have technical shops that will be open ended so programs can be moved around to fit the changing needs of the community. Some of the programs that will be offered at the site are electricity, welding, and industrial technology. Many of our students come to MCTC in hopes of getting a job to provide for their families. These technical programs allow for students to receive the training that they need to get the job.