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KCA to host job fairs for Warrior Met Coal Co.
The Kentucky Coal Academy (KCA) will host job fairs Aug. 1 in Pikeville, Aug. 2 in Hazard, Aug. 3 in Harlan and Aug. 4 in Big Stone Gap, VA, to help recruit displaced miners for new jobs with Warrior Met Coal Company in Alabama.
105 Scholarships Awarded to High School and Area Technology Center Graduates
The Kentucky Coal Academy (KCA) is pleased to announce and award 105 scholarships, valued at $1,000 each, to local high school and area technology center students who participated in, and graduated from, its Junior Coal Academy programs across the state during the 2015-16 academic year.
BSCTC Workforce Solutions, KY Coal Academy Announce Innovative Program
Big Sandy Community and Technical College’s Workforce Solutions division and the Kentucky Coal Academy (KCA) have announced an innovative and accelerated training program that combines high-tech training for high-wage jobs. The new program will provide students industry leading credentials in lineman, fiber optics, commercial driver’s license (CDL) and OSHA. BSCTC’s fiber optics training program was the first in Kentucky to offer an Outside Plant Cabling certification, in addition to other certifications as a technician, specialist in testing/maintenance and splicing specialist.
Mine Rescue Team Member Mackey Receives Preshift Awards
Kentucky Coal Academy (KCA) and Madisonville Community College (MCC) Mine Rescue Team Member David Mackey recently finished first in two preshift competitions that were part of the West Kentucky Mining Institute (WKMI) Safety Days Contest and placed second in the Indiana State Preshift Contest.
BSCTC President Dr. Devin Stephenson named KY Coal Baron
Dr. Devin Stephenson, Big Sandy Community and Technical College president and Kentucky Coal Academy board chair, recently added a new title to his resume: Kentucky Coal Baron.
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