The Accelerating Opportunity Kentucky (AOKY) program at Big Sandy Community and
Technical College (BSCTC) has announced three prospective student orientations in
December and January.
BSCTC will hold sessions from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at its Mayo campus (Building A, Room
104) on the following dates: Tuesday, December 8; Thursday, December 17; and Wednesday,
In three years, more than half the jobs in Kentucky will require some college training.
That means for Kentuckians without college experience, especially those that havent
completed high school or earned their GED, the job market is bleak.
BSCTC offers pathways in the following areas: Allied Health, Automotive Technology,
Construction Technology (Carpentry), Collision Repair, Electrical Technology, Surveying
and Mapping and Visual Design.
AOKY allows students to quickly earn a credential while earning their GED, if necessary,
that will put them on a path to a better paying job. Most programs are completed in
one to two semesters. Students then can enter the workforce or continue working toward
additional credentials or a degree.
Basic skills such as reading, writing and math are taught along with the chosen technical
program with two instructors working together in the classroom. Students receive additional
assistance in support labs with study skills, math, reading and writing. They also
are assigned a success coach and career coach who help oversee all aspects of the
educational process and help with job search activities and referrals.
For more information, contact Christina Lowe at (606) 788-2838 or email email@example.com