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MCTC Receives $100,000 Donation Plus Matching Funds for New Montgomery Extension

On Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Montgomery County Judge Executive Wally Johnson and Mt. Sterling Mayor Gary Williamson presented Dr. Ed Story, president of Maysville Community and Technical College, with a check for $100,000 on behalf of the county and the city.

“After touring the Rowan Campus in Morehead with Dr. Story several years ago, I’m so happy to today be standing in their newest facility, right here in Mt. Sterling,” said Mayor Williamson.  Judge Executive Johnson added, “We are proud to partner with the college in bringing postsecondary education options to the residents of Montgomery County. This educational facility helps us ensure that we have a trained workforce to meet the demands of regional business and industry – and that our residents have the skills they need to find and retain meaningful employment. ”

The $100,000 donation was matched with a $25,000 donation from The Walker Company. Earlier this year, the company pledged to donate a quarter for every dollar raised up to $100,000 in support of the MCTC Montgomery Extension.

All donated funds will be used to purchase cutting-edge equipment for technical programs at the Montgomery Extension. “We are providing training in high-growth fields like robotics, electrical technology, HVAC and industrial maintenance,” said. Dr. Story. “We want to make sure our students are trained on the most modern and sophisticated equipment available so that they are ready to go right to work when they graduate. This type of equipment is expensive, so we greatly appreciate the support from the city and county.”

MCTC welcomed over 180 students at the Montgomery Extension last month when fall semester classes began. Students can complete the following programs at the new facility: HVAC, Applied Engineering Technology, Criminal Justice, Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Practical Nursing, Plumbing, Computer and Information Technology, Nurse Aid, Construction Technology and Office Systems Technology. Students can still enroll in fall mid-term classes which begin October 20.

If you are interested in making a donation to support the Montgomery Extension, contact Cara Clarke, director of resource development, at 606-759-7141 ext. 66176.

For more information on upcoming classes and academic programs offered at the Montgomery Extension, contact Rebecca Morton, coordinator of academic programs, at 859-499-6282.