MEDIA ADVISORY - NOT FOR PUBLICATION: PADUCAH, KY (09/25/2017) The Challenger Learning Center at Paducah, which is on the campus of West Kentucky Community and Technical College, will be celebrating its 15th birthday on October 19 from 4:30-6 p.m.
Paducah's center, part of a global network of over 40 Challenger Centers, opened in 2002. Since its first mission, the center has provided exciting and unique science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) opportunities for more than 100,000 children and adults.
The birthday celebration is an invitation-only event. The media is encouraged to attend.
West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) has been recognized as an Aspen Prize Top 10 Community College each of the four times the Prize has been awarded by the Aspen Institute and has twice been named a Finalist with Distinction for providing students with strong job training and continuing higher education opportunity, for achieving high completion and transfer rates, and for providing strong employment results for its graduates.