Gateway students “Going Pro:” Signing on to careers with exceptional NKY companies | GCTC

Gateway students “Going Pro:” Signing on to careers with exceptional NKY companies

Published on Apr 24, 2024

Gateway Community & Technical College is proud to recognize students and graduates who are “Going Pro” and beginning their professional careers. A crucial tool in Northern Kentucky’s efforts to combat a national workforce shortage, Gateway celebrated students investing in their futures and the future of the commonwealth to kick off Community College Month.

As Northern Kentucky’s economy grows, more students and businesses are partnering with Gateway to upskill and train the future generations of workforce leaders. Over the last five years, more than 75% of 3,600 graduates from Gateway’s technical programs were employed in Northern Kentucky and most employed in a key sector, including healthcare, skilled trades, manufacturing, logistics and business services.

Gateway President Fernando Figueroa emphasized the abundance of job opportunities in Northern Kentucky and the importance of individuals having the necessary tools and skills to excel in the workforce. “The success of the ‘Going Pro’ Signing Day highlights the pivotal role that community colleges continue to play in meeting workforce demand, and it solidifies Gateway as one of the top workforce solutions in Northern Kentucky,” said Figueroa. 

Industry leaders play a crucial role in identifying partnerships and building proactive training programs across Gateway’s network. Partners from Nucor, Safran, and Bosch joined Gateway to recognize the students who signed their certificates of employment on Tuesday. 

Students interested in a high-demand career can take the first step by starting their application. Businesses looking to grow or upskill their workforce can do so by partnering with Gateway Workforce Solutions.