ACTC Rotary Day Showcases Career Options

Approximately 175 high school students visited ACTCs Technology Drive Campus November 21 to learn about their choices after graduation.

The annual Rotary Day Program was a collaboration of ACTC and the Ashland Rotary Club. Students from technical programs at Boyd County, Paul G. Blazer, Greenup County, Lawrence County and Raceland-Worthington Schools were introduced to college programs and services.

We are fortunate to have ACTC within driving distance, said Brad West, a Career Technology Instructor in Engineering at Lawrence County High School. We hope the students exposure to all the technical programs available at the college will be a catalyst to get them thinking seriously about their future.

Rotary Day included an overview of the career options available at ACTC and a tour of the campus. The students also had a chance to talk to some of the faculty who teach technical programs.

This is the 15th year of collaboration on Access to Careers Week between Kentucky Rotary Clubs and colleges in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System to encourage Kentuckys youth to continue their education beyond high school.

Ashland Rotary is proud to be a part of Access to Careers, an event committed to exposing local high school students to the ACTC campus and the many programs that the college offers to prepare our young people with the necessary skills for entering the work force, said Lori Cooksey, an Ashland Rotary Club Board member and past-president.

Rotary Clubs across the globe provide many ways to support education from academic scholarships for undergraduates, graduates and even international studies to students in the area, Cooksey said. Other Ashland Rotarians who volunteered at Rotary Day were Stuart Webb, Gretchen Short,ACTC PresidentKay Adkins amp; Candace Fyff-Stanley.