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Photo of Students in ClassManufacturing Needs You!

Today the world is driven by technology and manufacturing is no different. The manufacturing industry is experiencing a shortage of qualified, multi-skill individuals. In fact, the shortage is said to be 600,000 skilled jobs across the United States. The manufacturing technician in today's workforce needs to be highly skilled and technology savvy to be successful. The global economy depends on the manufacturing industry to develop new products and to keep supplying current products. Decide today to be a part of the workforce that keeps the world moving!

The Bluegrass Community and Technical College Advanced Manufacturing Center located in Georgetown offers many advantages for students looking for a challenging and rewarding career including a work/study program, the Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) Program, with local manufacturers such as the Toyota.

BCTC classroom with trainersManufacturing Model Learning Environment

Classes and lab work are held in a manufacturing-style learning environment. From the very first class, students learn on equipment very similar to the machinery they will find at their future work site. The classroom is similar to a manufacturing floor and includes the familiar sounds of a working manufacturing site. The opportunity to learn skills in the real environment trains the student in how work is done.

Students in a Machining Lab

Dual Credit Courses for High School Students

Eligible students can earn up to 15 credit hours toward their first year of college. Scott County's Elkhorn Crossing School is host to BCTC's Early College for the seniors in Scott County. For more information visit our Opportunity College website, see your high school counselor or contact Carol Crawford, Campus Coordinator at (502)570-6357 carol.crawford@kctcs.edu.

On-Request Industry Courses

Specialized training and industry-specific employee training courses are also available. Contact Carol Crawford at (502)570-6357 to discuss your training needs. Some of our skilled trades plant and equipment maintenance training programs include:

  • Industrial Electricity
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Machining
  • Welding
  • Mechanical Drives/Machine Structure
  • Fluid Power
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Integrated Electro-Mechanical Systems Troubleshooting
  • Tool and Die Making and Maintenance
  • Customized training based on industry needs

The Workforce Solutions Department is available to assist you in any of your professional development class needs such as leadership, dealing with conflict, Spanish for the Workplace, etc. For more information visit the Workforce Solutions website.