Community Education hosts September advisory meeting

Published 12:16 pm Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Clark County Community Education Advisory Council had its bi-monthly meeting Sept. 21 at Central Bank.

Community Education Director Cora Heffner introduced new member Area Technology Center Principal Todd Wilson.

Member Velva Hall with Advanced Green Components introduced guest Kristina Risner, also with AGC.

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Community Education was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Clark County Fiscal Court Fund.

A Senior Expo will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 20 at First Church of God on Colby Road. Sponsored by Williams Insurance Agency and Jessica Durphy, the event is free for senior citizens and will provide information on resources pertinent to that age group. A light lunch will also be provided.

Operation Preparation at Campbell Junior High School will be Nov. 1 and 2. Anyone interested in talking with eighth graders about their goals after high school and how to reach them can contact counselor Jordan Letcher at 745-5200, ext. 2516 to volunteer.

The group was reminded to use the new community calendar to post and view events.

The annual College and Career Fair in partnership with the George Rogers Clark High School Youth Services Center and the Winchester-Clark County Chamber of Commerce will be Thursday at the high school.

The two-session self-defense classes taught by Craig Caudill, Nature Reliance School and Parks and Recreation raised $515 for the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center. Another class will be Oct. 12 as a fundraiser for Community Education. Call 745-3946 for details and to register.

Bruce Manley with Bluegrass Community and Technical College reminded the group registration is open for spring semester in January. There is a new Work Ready Scholarship for associate degrees and certificates for five high-demand job areas, and their daycare recently earned a four-star rating from the state.

Partners In Education Director Greg Yates noted an increased need for volunteers and they are happy to take individuals. Contact him at 745-8840.

Denise Jones with the KY Career Center has brochures detailing how clients may apply for unemployment benefits.

Dolly Hollan with Clark Regional Medical Center is holding open interviews for nurse and technician positions on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Deborah Jackson with Parks and Recreation noted the annual triathlon will be Oct. 7 and volunteers are needed. The annual Halloween festival will be Oct. 27 and 28.

Debbie Fatkin with Community Services said the agency has cards for the public to give to panhandlers with a list of community resources where they may seek food, shelter, transportation or other assistance. The Turkey Trot will be Nov. 11 at Lykins Park.

In addition to Heffner, Wilson, Risner, Manley, Banks, Yates, Hollan, Jackson and Fatkin, also in attendance were Jutta Kausch with NAMI, youth members Sophie Duncan and Grissom Yates, Gordon Parido with the Board of Education, Jennifer Gulley with the Clark County Health Department and Janice Innocenzi with Community Education.