LEXINGTON, Ky. — City and state officials joined Bluegrass Community & Technical College for a groundbreaking ceremony on Newtown North Campus. The new building will house BCTC’s Dental Hygiene program, Cosmetology program and Assessment Center, making each service and program more accessible to the community.
Currently, the Dental Hygiene program is located on the Cooper Campus next to the Kroger Field Stadium and offers services including screenings, cleanings and bleaching. The Cosmetology Program, located on the Leestown Campus, offers services including hair styling, spa facials, makeup application and haircuts.
“I am pleased to announce the groundbreaking of this new building. It will allow us to better serve our students and the people that need access to these services. I am grateful to our faculty, staff, legislators, and community partners for making this a reality,” said Dr. Koffi Akakpo, president/CEO of BCTC.
The new building will allow BCTC to train more students and allow easier access to BCTC’s community resources. The Dental Hygiene Program and Cosmetology Program offer services to the community at a reduced fee. The BCTC Assessment Center offers placement testing, program completion assessments, as well as industry certification exams.
In addition to city and state officials, BCTC was joined by Bryce Rivera, a student in the Dental Hygiene Program, and Madissen Alexis Bailey, a student in the Cosmetology Program.
Both programs offer services to the public via students who are monitored closely by their instructors. The public services allow students hands-on experience and serve the community.
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