Kentucky Counseling Association honors BCTC staff member
At a recent Kentucky Counseling Association Conference, Ellen Biddle of Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) was recognized for her professional excellence by her peers. The Counselor of the Year Award in the Career Counseling category symbolizes the tradition of excellence both for accomplishments on the job and for service to the profession and as a volunteer leader.
This is a prestigious award and there were many deserving individuals who could have received it this year, said BCTC Associate Dean for Student Outreach Services Erin Tipton. This is a tribute to Ellen's commitment and dedication to her students and her passion for the field of career counseling.
Biddle has worked at BCTC for five years as a Ready to Work Coordinator. The program, a partnership with Kentucky Community and Technical College System and the state Cabinet for Heath and Family Services, assists K-TAP students and parents who attend community and technical colleges.
Biddle, who is also a certified social worker, provides case management services and recruits and mentors K-TAP students. She also coordinates work-study opportunities for K-TAP students.
Biddle said the most rewarding aspect of her job is to see students grow, obtain life and job skills experience, and move on to self-sufficiency with a rewarding career.