Making Community A Reality

Community Works, one of Employment Solutions’ newest divisions, has enjoyed tremendous growth during the past year.

Operating under the auspices of Medicaid waiver programs, Community Works provides people with intellectual and developmental disabilities one-on-one assistance with a variety of functions that allow people to live as independently as possible.

We provide assistance in transportation, medications management, relationship building, accessing community activities and various other self-help skills.

During FY 2015-2016, Community Works participants received a combined 96,228 hours of service from Community Works.

Preparing Workers For Growing Opportunities In Medical Field

Because of an aging population and the expansion of Medicaid, Kentucky’s health-care industry is expanding and also is anticipated to continue to grow for many years to come. Within health care, one of the more prevalent entry-level professions is medical assistant, which performs a variety of essential functions such as recording medical histories, taking vital signs including EEGs, blood samples, and billing and coding responsibilities.

Schools that provide programs in medical assistance cover a wide variety of topics to prepare students to earn a Registered Medical Assistant or Certified Medical Assistant credential. To attain this credential, students who complete an accredited Medical Assistant program must pass a nationally recognized exam.

Compared to other area schools that typically take 18 to 24 months to train their students, the Medical Assistant program offered by the College for Technical Education is only nine months. CTE students, unlike any other school in the area, have achieved a 100 percent passage rate on this essential measure of competence.

We congratulate the students and faculty of the Medical Assistant program of the College for Technical Education. For additional information on Medical Assistant and the other programs offered by the College for Technical Education, please contact Andrea Mason at

Winchester Is The Greatest

Since 2012, when we opened our CTE Cosmetology School at 2135 Bypass Road in Winchester, the College for Technical Education has found a community that feels like home.

Local citizens and elected officials have gone out of their way to make us feel welcome, and the students from the Winchester area are hard workers who have gone on to successful careers in the salon industry.

As a means of thanking Winchester for its hospitality, the CTE Cosmetology School has returned the favor in the following ways during this past year:

 Hosted the Winchester-Clark County Chamber of Commerce after-hours event on July 20, 2016, which was attended by over 50 local businesspeople and officials.

 Provided haircuts and other salon services, free of charge, to 178 children during our back-to-school event Aug. 9-10, 2016.

 Participated as a sponsor of the 2016 Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival over Labor Day weekend.

 Participated the 2016 Beer Cheese Festival on June 11, 2016. Here’s to continuing our long and fruitful relationship with the community of Winchester.

Here’s to continuing our long and fruitful relationship with the community of Winchester.