In just four years, more than half the jobs in Kentucky will require some type of postsecondary training. To meet the needs of our students and keep Kentucky’s workforce competitive, KCTCS needs to build and upgrade facilities.
The KCTCS BuildSmart Investment for Kentucky Competitiveness is a $194 million initiative using agency bonds in concert with local communities and employers where each community college is located to raise 25 percent of the funds to help finance critical projects at all 16 colleges.
Students benefit from BuildSmart through new or expanded top-of-the-line facilities and new programs that further enhance their educational experiences and prepare them for a job in a high wage, high demand career.
BuildSmart is a perfect example of a public/private partnership and builds upon the strong connections our colleges have forged with their local business communities. Communities benefit from the partnerships, enhanced economic development and workforce development, which will result from new and renovated facilities.
BuildSmart benefits the entire state because it includes the top capital project at each of our 16 colleges. These projects range from new construction and renovation to planning for future construction.