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EDA tours Lake Cumberland Regional College and Workforce Center
"This is a great asset for EDA because we can assure any new business wanting to locate here they'll have an endless supply of trained personnel to hire the minute they need them." - Chester Taylor
By Linda Waggener
The February meeting of the Columbia Adair Economic Development Authority (EDA) was held in a special location - the Lake Cumberland Regional College and Workforce Center in Russell Springs.
The school provides skills development in Advanced Manufacturing, Healthcare, IT Services, Construction Trades, and Automotive Technology. It was originally designed to serve over 2,000 high school students from the region and over 600 adult students in the evenings.
"It's a great asset for EDA, Chester Taylor said, "because we can confidently assure any new business we're recruiting that they'll have trained personnel to hire the minute they need them." As a former principal and developer of the school, he is passionate about getting the message to EDA recruiters as well as to the public.
EDA Chairman Bobby Morrison said, "Thanks to Chester Taylor for arranging the appointment, and transportation in the Egypt Christian Church bus, and to Greg Bardin for driving, so EDA could tour this state of the art facility." It is located on the grounds of Russell County High School but serves as a resource for the region of Russell, Adair and Casey Counties.
Board members and friends of EDA were in attendance learning about the LCRCWC which is in partnership with area colleges to help students work toward degrees even as they are in specialty training.
It has been a busy month for EDA. On Friday, February 11, 2022 Morrison and Heather Spoon met with Lake Cumberland Area Development District representative Fara Popplewell-Miniard.
The EDA mission is "To recruit, stimulate, encourage and support Adair County Industry and Business, utilizing all available community, state and federal resources available, and to further the positive economic development of Columbia and Adair County."
This story was posted on 2022-02-16 09:32:28
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