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Workforce Solutions

About Workforce Solutions

Bluegrass Community and Technical College Workforce Solutions provides a comprehensive approach to continuing education, employee services and assessment that addresses the needs of businesses and organizations.

Our ability to access the resources of the other KCTCS colleges enables us to reach your employees across Kentucky.

The services found at Workforce Solutions can be tailored to the specific needs of your organization and can be offered in various formats for your convenience. Please contact us for more information on customized workforce solutions.

Training and Development

Training and development at Bluegrass Workforce Solutions provides a flexible approach to professional growth you and your employees demand. Learn More

Click here to view our Spring 2015 Continuing Professional Educational Offerings

EXCEL and Business Writing Courses Offered

Excel can help you with data trends, profits and losses, budget worksheets and so much more!  Learn Excel to work more efficiently and easily with multiple sources of data whether numbers, text or formulas.

EXCEL Level 1

In this instructor-led, hands-on class, participants will learn the basic functionality of the Excel program and gain the confidence to use it!


Thursday, June 25, 3-7pm, BCTC Lawrenceburg, Room 134

Tuesday/Thursday, September 15 & 17, BCTC Leestown, 164 Opportunity Way, Room N-121

Saturday, October 10, BCTC Newtown, 500 Newtown Pike

Tuesday/Thursday, November 3 & 5, BCTC Leestown, 164 Opportunity Way, Room N-121

EXCEL Level 2

This instructor-let, hands-on class is perfect for those who need advanced Excel skills necessary to use more complex functions and formulas, and to analyze data in spreadsheets.


Thursday, July 9, 3-7pm, BCTC Lawrenceburg, Room 134

Tuesday/Thursday, September 22 & 24, BCTC Leestown, 164 Opportunity Way, Room N-121

Tuesday/Thursday, November 10 & 12, BCTC Leestown, 164 Opportunity Way, Room N-121

Business Writing

The Professional's Quick Guide to Effective Business Writing: How to get Noticed for the "Write" Reasons
Effective business writing is a big topic. While it's impossible to cover everything in two hours, the instructor will focus on the most important techniques for strengthening the writing you do at work. You will leave with lots of tips and suggestions for making your business writing what it is meant to be:

  • Clear
  • Concise
  • Correct
  • Compelling

The class will be fast-paced and include short practice exercises.
Tuesday, June 30, 5:30-7:30pm, BCTC Lawrenceburg, Room 150

To register for any of the above classes, click on the "non-credit courses" box on this page (to register online) or register by phone at (859) 246-6666.

Earn the New Standard in HR Certification - The SHRM Learning System® For HR Professionals

This is an exciting and pivotal time in the HR profession. Now, more than ever, HR teams are required to assume a greater leadership role, contributing to the strategic direction of their organization. The HR profession is no longer just about what you know – but how you do your job.

Establish yourself as a globally-recognized human resource expert by earning the new standard in HR certification: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CPSM) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCPSM). These professional certifications can open doors for professional advancement, serve to harmonize standards with changing expectations and signal to employers advanced professional development. They reflect what HR practitioners need to know to be leaders in their organizations and in the profession.

Ensure you're prepared with BCTC's SHRM Certification Preparation Course, designed for SHRM credential candidates. Expand and test your knowledge and practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for HR career success.

This intensive 36-hour program combines expert instruction with the SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the exam.

Fall 2015 SHRM Course Details:

Dates/Times: Thursdays, 9/10/15 - 12/3/15, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: BCTC Leestown Campus, 164 Opportunity Way, Lexington, Ky. 40511
Course Investment: $995

Some companies may be eligible for funding from KCTCS-TRAINS to help offset the cost of training.

For more information or to register, please contact Sheila Simpson via e-mail at or call (859) 246-2276.

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Online Courses Available

This is a program that makes it easy for you to take high-quality, noncredit online courses no matter where you are located. Through a partnership with ed2go, BCTC Workforce Solutions offers hundreds of course on just about every topic.

Courses cover a variety of topics including accounting, personal finance, grant writing, computer skills, healthcare, sales and marketing, digital photography, starting your own business, health information management, creative writing, graphic arts, and web design, just to name a few.

To learn more, visit

Interested in Teaching? Have an idea for a new class?

If you are interested in teaching or have a particular class you would like to see offered in our next catalog, we would love to hear from you! Contact us at (859) 246-6666 or via email at