Final touches are underway on the 72,000 square foot academic complex at Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC). The new building will house programs related to science and medicine and includes engineering, chemistry and medical labs with the latest technology. The building also houses all of SKYCTC’s student services, allowing the campus community to access the Welcome Center, Career and Academic Planning Center, library, financial aid and business office in one convenient location. A cafe, learning commons, and social staircase will add additional spaces for students to gather, socialize and study.
Communities all over Kentucky have seen an increased demand for a well-trained workforce, particularly in the areas of engineering-related science and medicine. Understanding this need, SKYCTC launched the BuildSmart campaign and broke ground on the new academic complex June 2016. Donations from SKYCTC board members, faculty, staff, students and alumni, and BuildSmart campaign gifts pledged by Med Center Health, Franklin Bank & Trust Company, the Laura Goad Turner Charitable Foundation, Warren County Fiscal Court and others made the project possible.
“Our communities have good, high-paying jobs that require a skilled workforce,” says Dr. Phil Neal, SKYCTC President and CEO, “SKYCTC is helping to build and expand the talent pipeline, which is critical to supporting our businesses and industries. The infrastructure of the new building and technology is helping to accomplish our mission to improve the quality of life through education focused on career development, community partnerships, and economic growth.”