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Kentucky State University and Kentucky Community and Technical College System create educational partnership

Jackson Hall at Kentucky State University
Jackson Hall at Kentucky State University

Kentucky State University is entering a partnership with the statewide Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) to encourage workforce development and help students in trade schools get four-year degrees.

The system says the partnership will streamline transfers between the two institutions, provide scholarships and financial aid and offer more support services for the students involved.

A release from the KCTCS lists the partnership will:

  • Enhance educational access
  • Streamline transfer
  • Offer industry-relevant curricula
  • Provide scholarships and financial aid
  • Offer comprehensive support services for students
  • Impact the community
  • Drive innovation and research

The system is made up of 16 member colleges throughout the state, including seven in eastern Kentucky. Kentucky State University is the second-oldest state college in the Commonwealth and a HBCU.

Shepherd joined WEKU in June 2023 as a staff reporter. He most recently worked for West Virginia Public Broadcasting as General Assignment Reporter. In that role, he collected interviews and captured photos in the northern region of West Virginia. Shepherd holds a master’s degree in Digital Marketing Communication and a bachelor’s in music from West Virginia University.
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