Event encourages adults, former students to complete degrees
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 23, 2014) — Kentucky’s public colleges and universities are teaming up to offer a statewide, virtual college fair for former students and other adults who are close to completing their college degrees.
The Project Graduate College Fair is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30. The fair will connect prospective students to college advisors who can answer questions via text and video chat, and help get the adults on a path to finish their degree.
“If Kentucky is to compete in a 21st century economy, we must have a highly trained, skilled, educated workforce, and this initiative gets us closer to that goal,” Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson said. “It really does take a communitywide effort, and I applaud CPE, KCTCS and the state’s four-year universities for their ongoing efforts to help make college more attainable for our citizens of all ages.”
The Council launched the nationally recognized program in 2007, in collaboration with the state’s public four-year universities. More than 1,500 students have earned their bachelor’s degrees through the program and another 1,000 were in the pipeline last fall.
New this fall is the participation of the 16 colleges of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS).
To qualify for Project Graduate, students must have earned 80 or more credit hours toward a bachelor’s degree or 30 or more toward an associate degree.
The four-year institutions will waive application fees for qualifying students who both attend the fair and register for classes in the spring 2015 term. KCTCS does not charge application fees.