OCTC Construction Fastrack Program Seeks to Equip Workforce

Owensboro Community and Technical College (OCTC) has recently rolled out a new program in hopes of increasing the number of high school graduates entering the labor force in the Owensboro community. Over the past few years, a growing number of high school graduates have refrained from trade-based fields in favor of a more traditional classroom-based college route. To take action against this ongoing trend that is harmful to the consumer and the local economy, OCTC has established a partnership with the Home Builders Association of Owensboro. Together, these two organizations have created a Construction FastTrack initiative to promote hands-on training for students seeking a non-traditional classroom experience.


The Construction FastTrack was designed in conjunction with OCTC’s Work and Learn Initiative. The program does not require students to have any prior college coursework completed, with the only requirement being a high school diploma or GED.

To make the program even more accessible, eligible students are able to take part in the nine-month FastTrack free of charge. Additionally, Ceary Thomas serves as the Success Coach for students involved, a role that was created for the sole purpose of helping students by equipping them with all they need to be successful.

To learn more about the Construction FastTrack, contact Ceary Thomas by email at ceary.thomas@kctcs.edu.