David C. Dixon, team leader for Southeast Community and Technical College’s EPIC Project, shared information about the project with Whitesburg Rotarians during a recent meeting.
Dixon is a lifelong resident of Cumberland, and is currently working on his doctorate of education in educational leadership and policy studies. He has been working with the EPIC project for 18 months.
Dixon described Kentucky’s Enhancing Programs for IT Certification (EPIC) as a grant program made up of a consortium of six community and technical colleges (Big Sandy, Jefferson, Southeast, Somerset, West Kentucky and Hazard) that focuses on helping educate students and workers in two years or less for employment in “high-wage, high-skill occupations” in the fields of computer and information technologies (CIT) or medical information technology (MIT). This program allows students to experience cutting-edge online learning, train in highgrowth, high-wage career areas, and participate in internships, apprenticeships and other work-experience placements that can lead to permanent employment.
The program is open to anyone who is interested in high tech jobs. Students have the opportunity to choose from 10 flexible start dates and can earn a degree or certificate in less time and at a lower cost.
For more information on the program, call Dixon at 606-670-2011.