ECTC presents workforce programs at facility managers meeting

Our thanks to Elizabethtown Community and Technical College for hosting the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Industrial Foundation monthly facility managers meeting today. ECTC President Dr. Juston Pate shared information about several programs and initiatives designed to strengthen the manufacturing community.

ECTC and U.S. Army Garrison Fort Knox recently partnered to create the Advanced Manufacturing Career Skills Program (CSP). The program gives transitioning soldiers at any duty station across the globe an opportunity to come to Fort Knox, train at ECTC and earn industry certificates that lead to in-demand careers. The program presents a unique opportunity for employers to connect with transitioning soldiers and create a new pipeline of highly skilled talent.

Pate also discussed the University Center, which will bring multiple university partners to Elizabethtown, making higher education more accessible and affordable. University partners will offer bachelor’s and master’s degree programs that align with the needs of local employers.

In addition, the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship is available for Kentucky residents who do not have a degree and are interested in high-demand career fields including manufacturing.

The next facility managers meeting is at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 19 at EHCIF. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Cherri Spalding at 270-737-0300.