OCTC Student Spotlight
Grateful for Resources: Kat Barnett
Owensboro, KY (02/14/2020) — As a single mom of two young children, Kat Barnett appreciates the resources available to students at Owensboro Community and Technical College. In particular, she values the Dar-Nek Childcare Center, which is part of the Head Start program. She takes comfort knowing her children are on campus with her.
Kat also realizes the importance of utilizing the federal work-study program, which provides part-time employment opportunities to students. Through the work-study program, she works at the Teaching and Learning Center. The convenience of having a job on campus, the flexibility of arranging her work hours around her class schedule, and the opportunity to complete homework during her work hours make the work study job a blessing to her.
Kat is also thankful for the TRiO program, which serves first generation, low-income, and disabled students. She describes TRiO as "a support system that will help students succeed in their college goals. TRiO provides a lot of support, not just with advising but also with family support [and] personal support."
Kat will complete her coursework this summer and graduate with her Associate in Arts degree. Her ultimate academic goal is to earn a Doctorate in Education. Watch Kat's interview.
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Owensboro Community & Technical College is one of the sixteen community and technical colleges that make up the Kentucky Community & Technical College System. OCTC serves the KY counties of Daviess, Hancock, Ohio and McLean. OCTC has three campuses in Daviess County and a Center and Annex in Hancock County. OCTC strives to serve the communities in the service area by providing associate degree education for transfer, state of the art technical education for students focusing on entering the workforce, customized business and industry solutions through the Workforce Solutions division, and adult education and business and industry testing through the SkillTrain unit.
The Kentucky Community and Technical College System is the Commonwealth's largest postsecondary institution with 16 colleges and more than 70 campuses. We also are Kentucky's largest provider of workforce training and online education. Through partnerships with business and industry, we align our programs to meet the needs of local employers. We help students fulfill their dreams of creating a better life through programs that lead directly to jobs or help them transfer to one of our four-year partners.
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