Date ArticleType
5/2/2012 Community/Chamber
The Training Consortium of South Central Kentucky Celebrates Supervisor Certificate Graduation

The Training Consortium of South Central Kentucky Celebrates Supervisor Certificate Graduation

11 Employees of Targeted Businesses Graduate from Program

Contact: Jessica M.L. Thompson, Marketing & Communications Director

BOWLING GREEN, KY- The Training Consortium of South Central Kentucky celebrated the graduation of its second Supervisor Certificate Program cohort on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, with 11 graduating from the program.

The Training Consortium of South Central Kentucky coordinates the Supervisor Certificate Program in partnership with local targeted businesses, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, Bowling Green Technical College, the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development and Western Kentucky University's Center for Training & Development.

The graduating class began their coursework in July 2011. The program consists of nine core courses and six electives. Bowling Green Technical College provides technical training expertise for Lean Manufacturing and safety courses. WKU faculty and staff deliver the professional development courses, including basic business practices, time management, problem-solving and customer service.

Tammy Monday, president of the Consortium Board of Directors, said, "We're extremely proud of the graduating class. Each member made a long-term commitment to the program, and their work has helped strengthen their skills and broaden their career opportunities."

Graduates of the program are

  • Regina Barnett, Fruit of the Loom, Inc.
  • Tim Cooper, Bluegrass Supply Chain Services
  • Clay Dobbs, Topura America Fastener, Inc.
  • Chris Edwards, NASCO
  • Vanity Hampton, Bluegrass Supply Chain Services
  • Matt Lowery, Ventra Plastics
  • Mark Patterson, Hennessy Industries, BADA Division
  • Bryan Shelton, Ventra Plastics
  • Sharon Tabor, Friends of L & N Depot
  • Marvin Tangen, Bluegrass Supply Chain Services
  • Amy Wieting, Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc.

Additionally, three program participants will graduate within the next several months. These individuals are

  • Jeff Belcher, Ventra Plastics
  • Charles Boyd, Ventra Plastics
  • Donnie Warren, Bluegrass Supply Chain Services

"The Consortium provides skills-based training for our workforce at minimal cost to employers. The Supervisor Certificate Program is a unique opportunity for employees to develop their technical and soft skills while amongst their peers. We're grateful to the businesses, BGTC and WKU for partnering in this program and to the Kentucky Cabinet for providing funding through the Bluegrass State Skills grant program," said 2012 Chamber Board of Directors Chairman D. Gaines Penn.

The next Supervisor Certificate cohort will begin in June of this year. For additional information about the program or to join the Consortium, contact Tammy Monday at 270-782-7397.

About the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce:

Incorporated in 1935, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce is a 5-Star Accredited Chamber by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was named the 2009 Chamber of the Year by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. As the fourth largest chamber in Kentucky, the Chamber serves as a premier business advocate for its more than 1,300 partners and is the driving force for economic development in South Central Kentucky. Its primary goals are to promote growth and success in the business community, reaching its small business partners and those in large industries alike. With leadership programs, governmental relations projects, educational initiatives and involvement opportunities, the Chamber aims to support the community and its neighbors in order to enhance the business climate and continue to grow the region.