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The center is located on the grounds of Russell County High School but is a resource for the entire region. The center serves high school students and adults in all five primary Kentucky Workforce Investment Board sectors — advanced manufacturing, healthcare, technology, construction trades, and transportation. 

Partnerships with Lindsey Wilson College, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, Eastern Kentucky University, and Western Kentucky University allows the center to provide associate’s to bachelor’s (or A to B) programs, where students work toward an associate’s degree in high school and enroll in an institution of higher learning to complete a four-year degree. Certification programs will also be offered, and adults will have access to programs in the evening. 

The center will also continue to foster and develop apprenticeship programs with local industries, like one that currently exists with Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems, that offer flexible performance-based credit by allowing students to spend time during the school day receiving on-the-job training. While much of the learning is hands-on and shop/lab-based, the center's courses include instruction that teaches soft skills, employability, workplace math, and safety.

The Russell County Industrial Development Authority joined forces with the school district early in the project, participating in community meetings and committing financial support.

 

Here's a closer look at the facility which opened in August of 2021 (video courtesy of Branscum Construction)

 

Lake Cumberland Regional College & Workforce Center project history.

 

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