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EKCCT Grant: The 21st century vehicle of influence to grow our digital economy.

Published on Sep 7, 2017

Partners from Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC), Southeast Community and Technical College (SKCTC) and Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) met to discuss the forthcoming implementation of the Eastern Kentucky Coal County Transformation Grant (EKCCT) on Tuesday August 22nd at the Mayo Campus of BSCTC.


“The EKCCT grant is a consortium in partnership with BSCTC, HCTC and SKCTC as well as Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) and the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP) and it is this phenomenal collaboration that  is sure to be a game changer for many residents of eastern Kentucky” said Kelli Chaney, Dean of Career Education & Workforce Development of BSCTC.


 The mission of this grant is to provide in-hand career opportunities through an accelerated training model along with industry led internships. This transformative pathway will allow career seekers to seize real-time opportunities with seasoned companies both locally and globally. “ Our overall goal is to change the business landscape of East KY through digital innovation,” said Rachelle Burchett, EKCCT Director.


For more information about the EKCCT grant, its partners or the possibility of job training contact Rachelle Burchett by email at  or by phone at 606-788-2863.