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YCC Partnerships

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YCC Quarterly Meetings

Please click on the image to the left to view the YCC Quarterly Meetings from each high school!!  #ycc10


Successful sustainable building projects demand a higher level of expertise. CMTA Consulting Engineers has been leading the way for years, with schools, hospitals, sports facilities, government buildings, and other high-performance buildings that consistently meet and exceed their energy goals.

Unlike firms that employ a handful of people with some knowledge of sustainable facilities, CMTA’s design teams are staffed with LEED® Accredited Professionals. You’ll have a tough time finding professional mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineers with more experience in Net Zero Engineering, too.

BIG ASS SOLUTIONSOur provocative moniker originated with the massive overhead fans we perfected to bring comfort and energy savings to similarly sized industrial buildings. Today, though, Big Ass Solutions is much more than industrial—and much more than Big Ass Fans. Big Ass means quality, form and function to solve problems in the built environment. So what the heck does that mean? It’s having a veritable herd of engineers on staff and the world’s only R&D facility (which is LEED® Gold, no less) dedicated to testing air movement on a grand scale. It’s speaking to our customers directly to understand and solve their problems. But mostly it’s an insatiable drive to improve, engineer, design, test, re-engineer, re-design and re-test until we get it just right. And then start over again. It’s applying our Big Ass approach to other problems, and inventing or reinventing solutions. We don’t do things halfway. We go Big Ass. And that’s precisely why there’s No Equal™.


Project Lead The Way offers a different approach to learning and teaching. Through activity-, project-, and problem-based curriculum, PLTW gives students in kindergarten through high school a chance to apply what they know, identify problems, find unique solutions, and lead their own learning. For teachers, our engaging, rigorous professional development model provides tools to empower students and transform the classroom into a collaboration space where content comes to life.

PLTW curricular programs include PLTW Launch, PLTW Gateway, PLTW Engineering, PLTW Biomedical Science, and PLTW Computer Science. Learn more about our K-12 solution.


The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) is the newest postsecondary education institution in the Commonwealth. KCTCS was created by the Kentucky Postsecondary Education Improvement Act of 1997 (House Bill 1). Our 16 colleges and on more than 70 campuses are deeply rooted in the educational history and tradition of Kentucky.  July 1, 2008, marked the 10th anniversary of the unification of Kentucky’s postsecondary community colleges and technical institutions, some dating back to the early 1900’s.

With 16 colleges and more than 70 campuses across Kentucky, KCTCS brings first-rate education to every corner of the state. It’s easy to move from one college to another, and many courses are offered in the evening or online.


Students in the ACE program typically work closely with their mentors on projects that provide hands-on experience in solving the types of design, engineering and construction challenges industry professionals confront every day. The teams often learn how to use advanced computerized tools, such as AutoCAD, while special exercises and activities illustrate the industry’s demand for young people skilled in math, physics, economics, art and other disciplines. Many ACE affiliates culminate their program year with special events at which teams present their concepts to mentors, families, teachers and community leaders.

For students, it’s a unique chance to discover and develop new skills, solidify future goals and get on track to exciting, rewarding careers. In addition, many students form positive relationships with industry professionals who can provide important references for obtaining college admissions, scholarships, internships and full-time employment. 


Morehead State University delivers quality academic programs. Nearly 100 degree programs are available on the two-year, four-year and graduate levels. Our alumni are accepted into professional programs (like medicine, law, veterinary science, etc.) at rates above state and national averages. We are ranked as one of the top public universities in the South by U.S.News & World Report and boast one of five space science programs in the country. Whatever your interest, Morehead State can help you achieve your dream. 

Morehead State was recognized for the tenth consecutive year as one of the top public universities in the South in the 2013 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S.News & World Report. MSU was recognized in 2013 by The Daily Beast as a top underrated school.    

In 2013, G.I. Jobs magazine ranked Morehead State in the top 20 percent of veteran-friendly colleges, universities and trade schools in the nation, for the fifth straight year.    

Top undergraduate majors: Nursing, Social Work, Biomedical Sciences, Special Education, Elementary Education, Business, Accounting, Agriculture, Sociology, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Radiologic Sciences, Psychology, and Music   

Average Freshmen ACT: 22 (as of Fall 2013)


At Central Baptist Health, we believe all employees deserve a safe work environment that fosters interdependence, teamwork, innovation, initiative, and opportunities for growth through personal and professional support, training, and development. 


We are the Kentucky Innovation Network and we’ve been around since 2001 creating a network of business leaders and mentors that encourage relationships, grow companies new and existing, and create jobs. We do this through the thirteen offices we have located across Kentucky. The Network is managed in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development and Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation, along with local partners. Each office is staffed by experienced and educated business leaders (real people, local people).

Whether you are the leader of an established company, the founder of a small business, a researcher or a university professor, if your goal is to make a difference, The Network can help. Do you need assistance with business development, growth strategies, or funding sources? We will introduce you to a network of great people to collaborate with who would love the opportunity to tell you more about the resources available to you in Kentucky.

The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development has a stake in your success, which is why these experts are available at no cost to your company.


Tarter Gate, founded in 1945, is still managed and owned by the Tarter family, and is one of the most diverse companies in the agribusiness-manufacturing sector. Tarter, unlike many other manufacturers in the industry, maintains total control of all phases of manufacturing, from raw material purchase to final delivery.


We're delighted you're interested in joining Kentucky's leading health care provider. As a member of Catholic Health Initiatives, we have a history of providing high-quality, compassionate care for over 100 years. We are fortunate to attract people who believe in our mission and who are dedicated to the service of our patients and their families. Whether you have a clinical or non-clinical background, we have allied health, professional, technical, administrative and clerical opportunities from entry level to senior management from which you can choose.


KPC solicits bid proposals for products and services commonly used from one school district to another – ranging from office supplies and computer software to band supplies and food – on behalf of its member districts. This collective bidding approach benefits school districts and vendors alike. It allows vendors to prepare and submit only one bid proposal for KPC, as opposed to reviewing bid specifications and customizing individual proposals for each cooperative or district. KPC’s buying power is an incentive for vendors to offer lower prices and greater discounts to school districts, meaning schools that face leaner budgets can stretch their dollars a little further.