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Designing a Workforce for Creative Economies __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Hazard Community & Technical College’s Response : 

Designing a Workforce for Creative Economies __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Hazard Community & Technical College’s Response

Hazard CTC: 

Hazard CTC Eastern Kentucky in Appalachia Serves 8 counties in Kentucky River Area Development District (KRADD) Fall enrollment of 3,800 students Five campuses

The Forecast--Stormy Weather: 

The Forecast--Stormy Weather 2000 to 2003 Census--7 of 8 counties lost population USA & Kentucky trends--population growth around metropolitan areas Population USA, KY, and local--aging Manufacturing & “Blue Collar” jobs disappearing

The Rise of the Creative Class: 

The Rise of the Creative Class “Key to economic growth--attract the Creative Class AND develop a Creative Economy” Three “classes” of workers--Working Class, Service Class, and Creative Class Creative Class want to “live the life” The Power of “Place” People moving to “Creative Centers”

From Florida to Kentucky: 

From Florida to Kentucky Richard Florida’s book focused on CITIES Kentucky’s future may depend on COMMUNITIES Kentucky River Area has a “sense of place” Kentucky River Area has a “creative class” Kentucky River Area can develop a world-class “people climate”

Becoming a Creative Center: 

Becoming a Creative Center Social interaction (“third places” like coffee shops & bookstores) Authenticity (appreciation of the old and the new) Quality of Place (“We want a place that is not done” where we can help craft the future) Population Growth tied to diversity & creativity Communities need a “people climate” more than they need a “business climate”

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What are we now? Proud mountain communities with a boom or bust coal and timber base, with little flat land for development A declining population due to out migration and lower birth rates A region plagued with poor graduation rates What have we been in the past? Communities proud of educational excellence Communities rich in craft education, literary, and musical traditions. What do we want to become? Communities known for the preservation of their heritage A strong educational provider in southeastern Kentucky A tourism destination known for contemporary craft studios and production and Bluegrass music A national leader in artisan support and continuing education

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A Community-Centered Process Evolves ________________________________________________________________________ Community Development Initiative (CDI) Community Visioning Process Knott County CDI Committee 20 year plan

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Hazard Community & Technical College Knott County Branch Kentucky Appalachian Artisan Center Artisan Business Incubator Complex Design, Technique, Business Education Transfer and Technical Education, Continuing Education Preserve Heritage, Promote Awareness, Create Markets

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Kentucky Appalachian Artisan Center Kids Camp, Exhibition Series, Retail Facility

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The Kentucky School of Craft is a new professional craft school offering the AAS Professional Studio Artist degree in one of five studio areas- Wood, Jewelry/Metals, Ceramics, Fibers, and Blacksmithing.

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The Kentucky School of Craft aspires to become a national and international model for craft education as part of community development, exemplary in its programs and outcomes.

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Students will be trained for careers as master craftsmen; skilled in design and possessing the necessary business knowledge to own and operate successful craft businesses.

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KSoC Educational Strategies Appalachian Adventure Art Camp- Summer program for Ages 6 through 13 NorthStar- Intensive, two-week high school summer program Flexible class offerings and continuing education- days, nights, weekends, Fast Track Business Enterprise Center- business incubator/studio building on main street Studio Residency Program- Short-term professional program and student program for graduates. Cooperative Studio Building- Studio spaces and shared equipment facility

The Professional Studio Artist (PSA) program prepares individuals for careers as independent studio artists and business owners, designers, performers and studio technicians.  The curriculum offers technical, design, product development and performance classes in a variety of disciplines coupled with business, marketing and management courses.  Class work covering the history and traditions of each disciple, basic studio development and technology requirements will be a vital part of the student’s education.  Students will complete an option of study and acquire the necessary technical proficiencies, creative problem solving, business skills, production processes and the knowledge to apply these aspects to careers in the craft, music, theater, or applied arts fields. : 

The Professional Studio Artist (PSA) program prepares individuals for careers as independent studio artists and business owners, designers, performers and studio technicians.  The curriculum offers technical, design, product development and performance classes in a variety of disciplines coupled with business, marketing and management courses.  Class work covering the history and traditions of each disciple, basic studio development and technology requirements will be a vital part of the student’s education.  Students will complete an option of study and acquire the necessary technical proficiencies, creative problem solving, business skills, production processes and the knowledge to apply these aspects to careers in the craft, music, theater, or applied arts fields.

Bluegrass & Traditional Music Program: 

Bluegrass & Traditional Music Program HCTC Leslie County Center Modeled after CDI in Knott County Proud tradition—Osborne Brothers National Advisory Council Local Advisory Council Classes Fall 2007

Community Development: 

Community Development Knott County Artisan Center—2002 HCTC Knott County Branch—2003 Kentucky School of Craft—2004 Artisan Business Incubator—2006 Leslie County Bluegrass Program Announced—2005 New Café and Bed & Breakfast—2006 Bluegrass Program Classes—2007

Community Development: 

Community Development Breathitt County Announcement of Educational Village—2005 Graphic Design Program funding—2005 Announcement Visual & Performing Arts Center—2006 Graphic Design Program begins—2008 Visual Arts Program begins—2009 Perry County The Forum opens—2003 Tourism Board established—2005 Appalachian Studies degree—2006 Interpretive Arts Program begins--2010

Creative Economies: 

Creative Economies College is the Catalyst Community Development Initiatives Heritage of Region Dream, Inspire, Invest, & Implement

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