A record number of graduates and a record audience greeted Mayor Jim Gray at the College for Technical Education Summer Graduation Ceremony.
In July, an audience of more than 550 people were on hand to cheer on the graduates who attended this semiannual event. A total of 52 people walked the graduation ceremony out of a total of 68 students who were eligible.
The College for Technical Education was launched in 1997 and currently provides a number of career training programs for people with barriers to employment:
• Food and Hospitality Professional • Early Childhood Education • Medical Assistant • Business Office Administration • Building Trades Technician • Nail Technician • Cosmetology
CTE is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education and is licensed by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education and the Kentucky State Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists. The job placement rate is more than 70 percent.