HCC Herron Center Site to Host Skills U and Workforce Development Classes

(Henderson, KY) – Henderson Community College announces a partnership between Union County Schools, the West Kentucky Educational Cooperative Skills U Program (adult education leading to the GED), and HCC to offer select classes at the HCC Herron Center through June 2019. College dual credit courses for high school students will be moved to Union County High School (with the exception of the Allied Health/Certified Nurse Aide classes) to better ensure student safety. HCC will offer workforce training through short-term certificate programs in various high-skills, high-wage areas of study for the adult learner at the Center. The Herron Center is located next to Union County High School on Highway 60, Morganfield, KY.

HCC President Dr. Kris Williams notes, “Keeping the Herron Center open with generous assistance from Union County Schools allows HCC to support various education opportunities in the community. We appreciate the community coming together in this way.”

The West Kentucky Education Cooperative (WKEC) will manage the Union County Skills U Adult Education program for July 2018–June 2019. The program, which provides academic and essential skills instruction to adults leading to high-skills jobs, will continue in its current location and with its current phone number, 270-831-9668. WKEC Director Susan Jackson says, “This partnership provides a seamless transition for the Skills U program to keep offering GED instruction to Union County citizens. WKEC appreciates the support from Henderson Community College.”

“Union County High School students take part in HCC’s dual credit program and earn college credit before graduating from high school. Keeping students safe while in the dual credit program is Union County Schools’ highest priority. Partnering with HCC to hold dual credit classes in the high school while offering workforce training to high school students and adults in the community at the Center is a great way to support the region,” adds Union County Schools Superintendent Patricia Sheffer.


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