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Gateway to Dedicate Bank of Kentucky Classroom and Training Center Thursday

Gateway Community & Technical College will formally dedicate an existing instructional facility at it Boone Campus as The Bank of Kentucky Classroom and Training Center Thursday at 10 a.m. at the campus at 500 Technology Way, Florence.

Gateway is naming the building in honor of The Bank of Kentucky, Inc., in appreciation for a $1 million investment by the bank in Gateway's developing Urban Campus. The investment was made public in December. The naming ceremony was scheduled for June to allow time to create signage in the banks honor on the building.

When the Bank of Kentucky gift was originally announced, Ed Hughes, Gateway president and CEO, explained that Gateway would put the Bank of Kentucky name on the Boone Campus building this spring and also recognize the bank later on by naming an appropriate interior space in the banks honor at the Urban Campus.

We are deeply grateful for the banks support of the college and the Urban Campus, Hughes said. The Bank of Kentucky investment is significant not only for its size but also as a symbol of the regional presence and involvement that Gateway and the bank share in serving the residents of Northern Kentucky.

Robert W. Zapp, president of The Bank of Kentucky, voiced the banks support in December. We believe strongly in the concept of the Urban Campus and the positive influence it will have on the revitalization and future growth of the city and the region, as well as the opportunities it will provide for students, Zapp said.
The Bank of Kentucky Classroom and Training Center at the Boone Campus is a 30,000-square-foot building that houses general classrooms, industrial labs, Gateway's Workforce Solutions Division, and meeting rooms often used by a variety of Northern Kentucky organizations and employers. Workforce Solutions collaborates extensively with local business and industry to provide workforce preparation and customized training for businesses and incumbent workers.

The building opened in 2005 and was the first constructed specifically for Gateway. The facility has become a hub for Gateway's business and industry partners across the Northern Kentucky region.