Students from the Renaissance Learning Center visited the Hager Hill campus of Big
Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) on Friday, November 14.
The career day was sponsored by the colleges Workforce Solutions program and included
demonstrations from the Kentucky Coal Academy and HVAC program. They also received
leadership training from Bob Gound; a presentation from Brenda Cockerman from the
Johnson County Extension Office; and a presentation on healthcare careers by Melissa
Perry from the South East Area Health Education Center and BSCTC faculty member Teddie
Its always an exciting time when you can share information about careers and let the
students participate in hands-on activities with our faculty members and community
partners, said Kelli Hall, director of Workforce Solutions at BSCTC. We are grateful
for everyone who made this event a huge success.
Students participated in coal simulator demonstrations with the Kentucky Coal Academy.
The simulator allowed students to simulate the operation of equipment such as a roof
bolter, continuous miner and surface mine equipment.
Gound offered students insight from John Maxwells nationally-acclaimed book Sometime
you Win, Sometimes you Learn. Eric Campbell, who teaches HVAC on the Hager Hill campus
of BSCTC, gave an overview of his program and the strong job market for qualified
For more information about BSCTCs Workforce Solutions, contact Kelli Hall at (606)
788-2946 or email email@example.com.