Big Sandy Community and Technical Colleges Workforce Solutions division and the
Kentucky Coal Academy (KCA) have announced an innovative and accelerated training
program that combines high-tech training for high-wage jobs.
The new program will provide students industry leading credentials in lineman, fiber
optics, commercial drivers license (CDL) and OSHA. BSCTCs fiber optics training program
was the first in Kentucky to offer an Outside Plant Cabling certification, in addition
to other certifications as a technician, specialist in testing/maintenance and splicing
Dr. Devin Stephenson, president of BSCTC, said the accelerated pathway to multiple
certifications will position our students at the front line of opportunities because
of the quality of instruction and the reputation our college has in delivering highly-skilled
Last week, 10 men (nine of them laid off coal miners) traveled to Texas to train for
a project installing Google fiber on the East Coast.
Companies are realizing what we have known all along: The work ethic and values of
our people, coupled with world-class training, is desirable and profitable for companies,
said Kelli Hall, dean of career education and workforce development. We are positioning
our region for a transformation like we have never experienced, and were proud to
be on the frontlines of this transformation.
The first training will take place in August on the colleges Hager Hill campus. For
more information, contact Sally Porter at (606) 218-1276 or email email@example.com.