Photo: Big Sandy Community and Technical College
Big Sandy Community and Technical College recently hosted a Next Step Camp on its Pikeville Campus to give students a look at different careers. High school students from Pike County spent the day with BSCTC faculty and staff exploring different career options. The students spent time in the Nursing lab, Automotive Technology, Electrical Engineering, Criminal Justice, Nurse Aid, Business Studies, and Industrial Maintenance, along with many more. The students also got a chance to meet with two entrepreneurs, Joe Knapp and Chris Tomlinson. Knapp, who sold his first business when he was a teen, encourage students to find something they were interested in and enjoy doing. Tomlinson, owner of new and emerging business Silver Liner, encouraged students to be thinking about college. He said the community and technical college is their pipeline for a skilled workforce. The Workforce solutions Next Step Camp is an annual camp that is made possible by Project Case and the Kentucky Career Center. For more information about the camp or how to be involved, contact Sally Porter at 606-218-1276.