Hazard Community and Technical College will focus on high school outreach and engagement as well as recruitment, retention, and transfer, thanks to a grant for more than $36,000 from the Kentucky Coal County College Completion Student Services, made possible by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).
HCTC will better equip prospective and current students with the information, resources and skills necessary to remain successful and to continue their academic pursuits through degree completion and transfer. This will be accomplished through a variety of student outreach and retention events throughout the year.
The money will be targeted for program specific orientations, high school road shows, online advising, healthcare academic planning workshop, “Spring into Transfer” event, Allied Health Retention Boot Camp, Allied Health Recruitment Boot Camp, Criminal Justice Career Day, Cool Careers Workshops, Outreach and Transfer Program Resources.
HCTC President Dr. Jennifer Lindon said innovative ideas made for a strong grant application and she looks forward to seeing the ideas implemented. “We can better serve students through these efforts and I am especially pleased to see they start on the high school level,” Dr. Lindon said.