The opening of the Newtown Campus of Bluegrass Community and Technical College is a major step forward to improve higher education for Central Kentuckians.
In January, the Classroom Building opened with classes in business, office technologies, computer science, graphic design, criminal justice, transfer, and film studies.
More than 1,000 of BCTC’s 13,000 students across the service region now have easier access to a first-rate, affordable education.
The Lexington police training academy partnership is another example of the opportunities ahead.
This is truly a win for the region and its citizens: a new community college campus re-purposing a beautiful 48-acre urban site, upgraded transportation corridors and an opportunity for developers to provide new services to a resurgent city sector.
The Commonwealth added to the win with the transfer of 12 additional acres to be part of BCTC’s Newtown Campus.
The Fayette County Adult Education program will relocate there along with other college programs.
The college’s Lexington campuses include the Cooper Campus at UK and the Leestown Campus with its technical and career programs.
The addition of the Newtown Campus is the start of creating a more visible, vibrant and future-focused college.