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Cyber Innovations Visits BSCTC Electrical Technology Students

Cyber InnovationBlockware, a leading technology company based in Belfry, Kentucky, recently visited Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) to enhance student learning opportunities in Bitcoin miner repair. 

During their visit, Blockware not only demonstrated the functionality of a Bitcoin Miner but also provided students with invaluable hands-on experience in cryptocurrency mining technology. Additionally, the company's commitment to student development was evident in its donation of older Bitcoin miners, enabling students to hone their skills in repairing and maintaining these advanced systems.

James Fitzpatrick, a graduate of BSCTC's Engineering Electronics and Industrial Electricity program and now the General Manager of Cyber Innovation Group, highlighted the significance of the partnership: "As a graduate, I appreciate the value of this program and the quality of instruction that BSCTC students receive. Students graduating from this program will have the skillset Blockware seeks. We started this project 2 1/2 years ago trying to repurpose idle coal mining sites, one of our main objectives was to bring back jobs to the community. So far, we've got over a dozen full-time employees and used numerous contractors and local vendors for support. We feel it's a great opportunity to partner with BSCTC to help provide Kentuckians opportunities to work in crypto and data sites. I am excited about this opportunity; teaming up with BSCTC has been a personal goal of mine for a long time."

Blockware also announced its intention to collaborate with BSCTC students by offering internship opportunities. This collaboration aims to bridge the gap between education and industry, providing students with valuable real-world experience and facilitating their transition into the workforce.

  "We are thrilled to partner with Blockware to enrich the educational experience of our students," said Joe Compton, BSCTC Professor of Electrical Technology. This collaboration aligns perfectly with our mission to prepare students for successful careers in emerging technology fields."