Thursday, October 30, 2008

Project Lead the Way opens Engineering and Biotech Programs to High School Students

The Owensboro Community and Technical College announced a new partnership this week with the University of Kentucky and area high schools that will create a pathway for high school students to be exposed to college-level engineering and biotechnology curricula.

Project Lead the Way is a well respected program with a national reputation that aligns the OCTC Discover College programs for high school students with 4-year engineering and biotech curricula at institutions such as UK, UL, and WKU among others. The program will create a career path for students beginning the junior year for a high level engineering and biotech courses with dual credit. OCTC is one of three community colleges in Kentucky to recieve funding for the intiative.
"Project Lead the Way is so critical for the future workforce of this region," said EDC President Nick Brake. "Not only will graduates have opportunities in the existing businesses in the region, they will also have opportunities to be the innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs such as those in biotechnology that are currently working with Kentucky BioProcessing in our Life Science Partnership."

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