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SCC students and employees going to Frankfort Jan. 20-21 to advocate for KCTCS

Versailles, Ky. (Jan. 6, 2010) The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) is taking an active role in the states current legislative session. KCTCS will have an active presence throughout the legislative session, with a grassroots advocacy campaign bringing community and business leaders, students, and faculty and staff from each of the 16 KCTCS colleges to Frankfort during the General Assembly.

Each week at the state capitol, different colleges will showcase KCTCS programs that are transforming the Commonwealth and its residents, enabling them to find high growth, high wage jobs.

Somerset Community College employees and students will be going to Frankfort from Wednesday, Jan. 20, and Thursday, Jan. 21. During that time, SCC advocates will meet with area legislators, attend legislative committee meetings, and display several of the top-quality career programs available to the communities SCC serves.

The 2010 KCTCS legislative agenda has two primary components the biennial budget request and legislative priorities, including transfer legislation that is designed to eliminate the barriers KCTCS students face when transferring to Kentuckys public universities.

Our key stakeholders are proud to come to Frankfort to demonstrate the importance of KCTCS and to ask policymakers to vote in favor of the 2010 KCTCS legislative agenda. KCTCS is providing real opportunity to real people in real time, and it is essential for state policymakers to recognize that the chance for real transformation in our economy comes through educational programs such as those offered at KCTCS, said KCTCS President Michael B. McCall.

Additionally, on February 25 KCTCS will host a Kentuckians for Community and Technical Colleges rally at 1:30 p.m. in the capitol rotunda. Key stakeholders will gather to show their support for KCTCS and how it is transforming the economy of the state by transforming the lives of Kentuckians.

Every year the Kentucky Community and Technical College System provides real opportunity to real people transforming the economy of the entire state by transforming the lives of the people who live in it. Help us continue transforming lives and our states economy by joining the Kentuckians for Community and Technical Colleges at kctcs.edu.

Somerset Community College is a comprehensive two-year institution of higher education. SCC has campuses in Somerset and London, centers in Clinton, McCreary, Casey, and Russell Counties. Call for admission and registration information toll free at 1-877-629-9722.

KCTCS serves the Commonwealth through 16 community and technical college districts that form a seamless system of 62 campuses open or under construction. KCTCS colleges change lives by providing accessible and affordable education and training through academic and technical associate degrees; diploma and certificate programs in occupational fields; pre-baccalaureate education; adult, continuing and developmental education; customized training for business and industry; and distance learning. For more information, visit www.kctcs.edu.