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Access to Careers Day held at SCC, sponsored by Somerset Rotary Clubs

More than 200 students from Pulaski County High School, Pulaski Central, Somerset High School and Southwestern High School learned about potential careers during Somerset Community College Access to Careers Day on November 10. The event was sponsored by the morning and noon Rotary Clubs in Somerset.

Governor Steve Beshear proclaimed Nov. 8-12 as "Access to Careers Week." High school students throughout the state will attend KCTCS colleges to learn about their options, thanks to a partnership between the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) and Kentucky Rotary Clubs.

Morning Rotary Club President, Pamela Jensen-Stanley, talked to students about Rotary and how the organization helps our communities, nation and world. The noon Rotary President, Elaine Wilson, spoke to the students about the importance of education and the advantages of attending Somerset Community College. Wilson is Director of Cultural Diversity for SCC.

SCC representatives talked to students about the admission and registration process and how to apply for financial aid and scholarships. The students were given a tour of the Somerset North and South Campus, learned about the various programs offered at the College, and met faculty members teaching subjects in their areas of career interest.

This is the 11th consecutive year Kentucky's Governor has officially proclaimed a week in Kentucky as "Access to Careers Week." Since 1999, more than 20,000 students have participated in the Kentucky Rotary-sponsored open houses at KCTCS colleges to explore career options.

Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build good will and peace. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 32,000 Rotary clubs in 200 countries.