MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/13/13) – Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson spoke to students participating in the Career Craze at Madisonville Community College today about the importance of having a plan for their futures past high school.
"The name of the game is education," said Abramson. "Don't let anybody tell you that you cannot afford to go to college. You cannot stop if you want the opportunity for a career."
Abramson also encouraged the students to seek out careers in technology with degrees and certifications attained through MCC.
"Healthcare is a growing industry and you can get that degree right here at MCC," he said. "If you aren't interested in a four-year college right now, there are technology-based certifications you can get here. Approximately 55 percent of the nation's workforce is comprised of women, yet, there's only about 25 percent of women in manufacturing jobs. Those kinds of jobs don't need brawn to do anymore, they need brains."
The four-day class comprised of middle school students from Grace Baptist School and home school programs have learned about technology-based jobs through the program, said coordinator and AIT Adjunct Instructor Jake Hildebrant.
"This is the second technology camp for the year," said Hildebrant. "We had the robotics camp in the spring. This one is an energy camp."
Hildebrant said students learned about hydro-electrical production and coal today. They will focus on solar energy tomorrow, wind energy on Thursday and will visit Big Rivers Power Plant in Sebree on Friday.
As MCC President Dr. Judith Rhoads introduced Abramson, she asked the students to listen to him carefully to learn about Abramson's focus on economic development.
"Without a college degree, you're going to make minimum wage," said Rhoads.
Mike Davenport, director of Workforce Solutions for MCC, said the Career Craze program was made possible by the state of Kentucky focused on, "growing Kentucky through our youth."

Rita Dukes Smith
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