Big Sandy Community & Technical College Awarded Major Grant
Prestonsburg, Ky – Big Sandy Community & Technical College has been awarded the Strengthening Institutions Program (Title III) Grant. The project entitled “Achieving Academic Excellence through Advisement, Apprenticeship and Academic Innovation” is for $2,250,000 spread equally over five years.
The project focuses on three strategic initiatives: the establishment of an academic success center and the development of a college-wide, case-managed intrusive advising program, the development of a new work-and-learn registered apprenticeship pathways that align with high-wage, high-demand occupations and the construction of sync classrooms to diversify delivery of instruction.
Dr. Sherry Zylka, President/CEO of BSCTC stated, “We are pleased to be the recipient of a U.S. Department of Education Title III grant that will strengthen our students, so they will graduate and earn a livable wage right here in our region.”
Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) provides accessible quality educational opportunities for student success, promotes economic growth and enhances the quality of life of its constituents. As the region’s premier community and technical college, BSCTC continues to be recognized as the first choice for higher education; academic achievement; cultural enrichment; student success; and community, workforce and economic development. With campuses in Prestonsburg, Paintsville, Hager Hill and Pikeville, BSCTC offers 30 programs and more than 200 credentials. Visit www.bigsandy.kctcs.edu to learn more.