OWENSBORO, KY (08/09/2018) Owensboro Community and Technical College has a fresh look that includes a new logo and an updated, more student-focused website.
The new logo and mobile-friendly website are part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System's (KCTCS) 20-year anniversary "authentic identity" project. The project, which evolved over the course of more than a year, brought about the evolution of new logo and included a website makeover for each of the state's 16 community and technical colleges and the system office.
"The system has evolved during its first 20 years, and the time was right to take a step back and see what KCTCS and the colleges mean to our communities, students, employees and prospective students - our authentic identity," said OCTC President, Dr. Scott Williams.
Statewide research was conducted both internally and externally to garner consensus about the college and system roles in Kentucky and the individual college communities.
Williams commented, "The research found that people believe the colleges help students build a better life and that the colleges are beacons of hope in their communities."
The new logo is a contemporary version of the original college and system logos. It features a sunrise inside the shape of the state of Kentucky, and the sun has 16 rays that represent the 16 colleges that make up the KCTCS system.
Research participants said the sunrise brought to mind a bright future, full of hope and opportunity. They also felt strongly that the logo includes the state of Kentucky because it indicated that the local colleges are part of a larger, statewide educational system.
The college websites' makeover was designed to include more features that prospective students are looking for in a college website.
To experience the new OCTC website please visit owensboro.kctcs.edu.
OCTC is currently enrolling for the fall semester which begins August 13. Interested students may apply online at Owensboro.kctcs.edu or stop by the START Center on the Main Campus at 4800 New Hartford Road, Owensboro. The START Center is open Monday - Thursday 8 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Owensboro Community & Technical College is one of the sixteen community and technical colleges that make up the Kentucky Community & Technical College System. OCTC serves the KY counties of Daviess, Hancock, Ohio and McLean. OCTC has three campuses in Daviess County and a Center and Annex in Hancock County. OCTC strives to serve the communities in the service area by providing associate degree education for transfer, state of the art technical education for students focusing on entering the workforce, customized business and industry solutions through the Workforce Solutions division, and adult education and business and industry testing through the SkillTrain unit.
The Kentucky Community and Technical College System is the Commonwealth's largest postsecondary institution with 16 colleges and more than 70 campuses. We also are Kentucky's largest provider of workforce training and online education. Through partnerships with business and industry, we align our programs to meet the needs of local employers. We help students fulfill their dreams of creating a better life through programs that lead directly to jobs or help them transfer to one of our four-year partners.
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