College and community leaders gathered in support of future BCTC Georgetown-Scott County Campus

Photo of the Future Georgetown CampusGEORGETOWN, Ky. (Monday July 6, 2009) Dr. Augusta Julian and community supporters gathered Tuesday, June 30 for the unveiling of a sign that marked the future site of the Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) Georgetown-Scott County Campus at Lanes Run Business Park.

The Scott County Fiscal Court, City of Georgetown and the Lanes Run Business Park Authority partnered with Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) to make the campus site possible. The first building on the campus will include the Advanced Manufacturing Center, an area of approximately 24,000 feet that will simulate a factory floor where students will learn cutting-edge manufacturing skills.

Dr. Julian, President and CEO of BCTC, thanked the community and elected officials for their support. "Placing the sign at the future site is a step in creating the Georgetown-Scott County Campus," she said. Scott County Judge Executive George Lusby and Georgetown Mayor Karen Tingle-Sames said the community is looking forward to the future campus. The BCTC Georgetown-Scott County Advisory Council also attended the sign unveiling.

"This is a milestone," Dr. Julian said at the unveiling. "We are going to stay committed to this project and the community."

BCTC is a comprehensive two-year college that offers general and technical education. In fall last year, 563 students from Scott County attended BCTC to earn associates degree, prepare to enter the workforce, and lay the foundation for transferring to a four-year institution.

For more information about the Georgetown-Scott County Campus, please contact Carol Crawford at (502) 570-6357.