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What is Future 42?

Jefferson Community and Technical College’s advanced manufacturing programs create pathways to some of the most in-demand careers in the region. That pathway runs along Highway 42, home to the area’s largest employers. The Future 42 initiative puts you in the field fast — college classes with the possibility of being paid to work at a company looking to hire people like you upon graduation.

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The Carroll County Training Consortium began in 1999 with a school-to-work grant to supply the industry with high demand, work ready individuals for our region. Industries such as LG&E-KU, NAS, Nucor, Dow, PMC and the Ohio Valley Charities provide last dollar scholarship funds for students to pursue a degree in high-wage, in-demand fields of study. Students are enrolled full time and must maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher, for the scholarship to automatically renew. Apply Now!

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Future 42 Student Mackenzi Hawkins

Mackenzi Hawkins

Analytical Lab Technician, Dow Carrollton Quality Assurance Department

As a senior lab technician, I perform analytical tests on raw materials and product samples, and I help develop new or improved testing methods. One of the best parts of my job is working alongside our operators and engineers to find ways to improve productivity and workflows.

My senior year of high school I struggled to figure out what I wanted my future to look like. I knew that I did not want to acquire thousands of dollars of student loan debt. At Jefferson, I explored my options, and I graduated from the Applied Process Technologies (APT) program.

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Jordan Reardon

Shift Leader, Dow Carrollton Finishing Department

As a shift leader, I supervise the production process in the Finishing area. Until recently, I was a Process Control Operator/Equipment Care Operator and responsible for routine tasks such as sampling, filter changes, bed changes, and lockout/tag outs.

I always knew I wanted to work in the chemical industry. The opportunity to start work while taking classes and get paid for it were too good to pass up. JCTC-Carrollton’s programs are a great first step for future education.

Future 42 Programs

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Applied Process Technologies

Enter the booming, lucrative world of chemical manufacturing, power plant operations and other process industries. Nine out of ten graduates in their co-ops have been hired for full-time positions by their employers.

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Engineering & Electronics Technology

Learn about the design, application, installation, manufacturing operation and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems. Students can make $55k — $70k/yr after graduating.

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Welding Technology

Being a certified welder opens a world of possibilities. We get you the skills you need to join, surface, fabricate and repair steel and aluminum. Experienced expert welders in our region can make upwards of $55k/yr.

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General Occupational and Technical Studies

This degree provides flexible alternatives for meeting student and employer needs. Flexible curriculum is  designed to meet specifics student and workplace needs, and completion will be applicable toward the Associate in Applied Science degree.

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