Over $3M in Work Ready Skills allotted to expand healthcare education, training

To meet the rapidly increasing healthcare needs in Fayette and surrounding counties, the Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) Leestown Campus leaders in Lexington had to dream big, expand partnerships and find funding. Through a $3,040,000 Work Ready Skills Initiative (WRSI) grant from the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC) and funds from community partners, that dream is now a reality.

BCTC Leestown Campus is putting the finishing touches on the newly renovated 37,000-square-foot nursing and allied health building just in time for a new semester. The completed project features dynamic classrooms and simulation labs with state-of-the-art medical equipment that mirrors what is currently used in hospitals.

EWDC Secretary Derrick Ramsey and Kentucky State Senator Ralph Alvarado, a physician, recently toured the new high-tech facility with BCTC President Dr. Koffi Akakpo.

Read more on The Lane Report.

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