February 2020 Update
A month into the new year, we are already finding success. Our enrollment for the spring semester continues to show increase. I commend our entire community. We each play a role in making BCTC the first choice for higher education in the communities we serve.
More great news comes from Emsi, a national provider of research to educational institutions, regarding our economic impact on the community. This report shows we produce a significant return on investment to all stakeholders: students, taxpayers and the communities we serve.
According to the report, in fiscal year 2018-19 BCTC added "$419.1 million in income to the Bluegrass Region's economy, a value approximately equal to 1.2 percent of the region's total gross regional product (GRP). Expressed in terms of jobs, BCTC's impact supported 6,516 jobs. For perspective, the activities of BCTC and its students support one out of every 75 jobs in the Bluegrass Region." If you are interested in seeing more details of this study, they are available on our website.
We hope you will take this information and share it in your communities. We have a significant impact on Central Kentucky and the lives of those who are directly impacted by what you do every day to put students first.
As we reach higher and strive to provide more for our students, I am grateful to work alongside you in this important work. Together, we will grow our enrollment and impact on our communities.
As always, thank you for all you do for our students and BCTC. And please, keep those why stories coming!
Dr. Koffi Akakpo