February 18, 2015
ACTC Presents “A Night at the Apollo”
A Night at the Apollo will be held Saturday, February 27, at 7:00 p.m. in the J. B. Sowards Theatre at the College Drive Campus of Ashland Community and Technical College.
Based on the amateur nights at Harlem’s famous Apollo Theatre, A Night at the Apollo gives amateur Tri-State performers a chance to share their talents in music, dance, poetry, comedy and drama. The program is both an entertainment event for the audience and a contest for the performers. Prizes of $200, $100 and $50 for adults and $75, $50 and $25 for youth will be awarded.
A Night at the Apollo is a free Black History Month program cosponsored by ACTC, the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center and community organizations and individuals. For more information, call Al Baker, ACTC Director of Cultural Diversity, 606-326-2422 or email: Alvin.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Super Sunday Fair
ACTC will hold a “Super Sunday” college fair on March 1 at 3:00 p.m. at Christ Temple Church in Ashland. The fair is free and open to the public.
Super Sunday is a Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) initiative to increase the college-going rate of African-American students. All 16 KCTCS colleges are partnering with African-American churches to reach out to parents and students to promote higher education.
The fair is designed for people who may be considering college for themselves or members of their family. College representatives will share information on the college planning process, admissions, degree programs, financial aid, scholarships, university transfer and more.
Bi Term Reminder
There’s still time to take a credit course this spring at ACTC. Spring bi-term courses start March 16, and March 2 is the application deadline. Bi-term classes allow students to start college this spring without waiting for summer or fall courses.
Bi-term classes are eight-weeks long, half the length of traditional semester classes. They have the same content as semester-long classes, but cover the content in a shorter time. Bi-term class information is online at: ashland.kctcs.edu/bi-term. Admissions forms and information are online at: ashland.kctcs.edu/admissions.
New students enrolling only in the bi-term session may be eligible for financial aid. To apply for financial aid, complete the 2014-15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. For more information, call 855.246.2282.
Human Resource Law Series
This series of workshops at ACTC is designed to help human resources professionals navigate the waters of HR rules and regulations.
Attorney Leigh Gross Latherow will conduct the workshops on requirements and responsibilities of employee management. She is an employment law attorney and a partner at VanAntwerp, Monge, Jones, Edwards, & McCann in Ashland, Kentucky.
The workshops will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the ACTC’s Roberts Drive Campus. The registration fee is $35 per workshop, and those who register for all four workshops before March 6 will receive a $10 discount on the series. Preregistration is required through ACTC Workforce Solutions, 606-326-2072 or email: email@example.com.
The first workshop on “Regulating Employee Conduct On and Off the Job” will be held Thursday, March 12. Participants will explore the tug-of-war between employees’ rights to expression, such as through social media and clothing choices, and employers’ conflicting interests in setting appropriate grooming standards and protecting the company’s image.
The second workshop, “Workers Comp: A Primer for Employers” on May 7, will explore various aspects of compensation, including employers’ obligations regarding reporting workplace incidents, returning employees to work (or not), how to protect against retaliation claims, and how claims get resolved.
The third workshop, “Employee Handbooks” on September 24, will include the reasons why employers should have handbooks and will explore provisions that should be included and those that should be avoided.
The fourth workshop, “Proper Classification of Workers” on November 12, will include DOL standards for classifying employees as salaried, hourly, independent contractors, volunteers or unpaid interns. Participants will learn how to avoid improper classification that can create substantial liability for employers.
Class for Dental Hygienists
Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office, a continuing education class for dental hygienists, will be held Friday, March 6, from 9:00 a.m. t9o 1:00 p.m. at the College Drive Campus Conference Room. The class is approved by the Kentucky Board of Dentistry for three hours of continuing education, category B.
Topics include basic principles of managing all medical emergencies, medical history and patient evaluation, vital signs, drug administration, and treatment adjuncts. Specific emergencies to be covered include airway obstruction, hyperventilation, allergic reaction, asthma, angina, myocardial infarction, adverse drug reactions, hypoglycemia, hypertensive crisis, hypotension, unconsciousness, and acute adrenal insufficiency.
The instructor is Keith Brammell, DMD, ACTC’s Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. Preregistration is required, and the fee is $59. To register and pay by credit/debit card, call ACTC Workforce Solutions: 606.326.2072 or 800.928.4256 ext. 62072 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preparation for the ACT
High school students can get ready for the ACT college entrance test in a 16-hour class designed to help overcome test anxiety and improve test-taking skills. The class will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 24 to April 16, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Roberts Drive Campus.
Participants will go over ACT type questions, learn test-taking tips, review English grammar and punctuation and practice working arithmetic and geometry problems. The instructors are Jason Shields, ACTC Information Systems Developer, Title III, and Megan Dillon, High School English Teacher.
The fee is $99, and students will need to purchase Baron’s Preparation for the ACT, available in the ACTC bookstore and other area or online bookstores. Preregistration is required. To register or for more information, call ACTC Workforce Solutions: 606.326.2072 or 800.928.4256 ext. 62072 or email: email@example.com.