Steven Thomas didn’t take the “traditional” route to become the educator he is today. After graduating high school, Thomas did not initially attend college with the goal of becoming a teacher. Instead, he chose to apply the skills he learned in his agriculture classes, under teachers William Wallace Evans and Matt Chaliff at Taylor County High School, to pursue a career in welding.
More than 2,000 Career and Technical Education (CTE) leaders from across Kentucky’s school districts, postsecondary institutions and industries came together in July at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville for the 2023 CTE Summer Program.
Barren County is like many rural areas throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky: a close-knit community with a trades-based economy. Recognizing this, community leaders, including fiscal court officials, came together with a task for Barren County Area Technology Center students.
Students participating in one of 32 different career and technical education (CTE) programs across Kentucky got the chance to show what they are learning at the Kentucky State Capitol on Feb. 21.
Jackson County students build sheds to give back to neighbors in need after devastating floods in eastern Kentucky
After July’s catastrophic floods in eastern Kentucky left many families without homes and belongings, students at the Jackson County Area Technology Center (ATC) sprang into action thinking of ways they could help.
Six years ago, former Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) Associate Director Dessie Bowling had an idea for a sustainable program that would give area technology center (ATC) students an opportunity to build tiny houses in eastern Kentucky.
Kentucky Commissioner of Education and Chief Learner Jason E. Glass announced Beth Hargis as the new associate commissioner in the Office of Career and Technical Education (OCTE) at the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE).
KDE’s Local Superintendents Advisory Council hears updates on legislation, amendments to education records regulation
The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Local Superintendents Advisory Council (LSAC) heard updates on House Bill (HB) 9, Senate Bill (SB) 9, amendments to policies on school-related student trips, and revisions to a regulation regarding student records and hearing procedures during its April 12 meeting.
The Kentucky Department of Education’s Local Superintendents Advisory Council (LSAC) approved amendments to draft regulations for state-operated area technology centers’ (ATCs’) certified and equivalent staff compensation plan at its Feb. 1 meeting.
Anna Coffey, who has joined the Distinguished Young Women (DYW) Class of 2022 to qualify for the state program and a chance to compete nationally, is not your typical young woman.