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Ascendium in the News November 30, 2020

Kentucky College System Mounts Effort to Close Gap Between Education and Work

Source: Campus Technology
Author: Rhea Kelly

The Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS) has launched a year-long effort to revamp its educational model and better provide students with the skills and knowledge they need for the workforce. The project, dubbed "ALIGN," will reexamine the system's general education, technical and workforce solutions programs, with input from faculty and staff from all 16 KCTCS institutions, the KCTCS system office, students, employer and industry partners, government agencies and other constituents.

Its goal: "to create a community that provides support and services for each student to help them succeed while also providing them the flexibility to ensure they can pursue education and complete a program." "Our approach to delivering postsecondary education must keep up with the demands of employers and learners. This is about taking bold steps to help learners translate educational experiences into economic opportunity," said KCTCS interim President Paul Czarapata, in a statement.

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