Trigg County’s industrial parks get new names
by Franklin Clark -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Aug 26, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
At Thursday’s meeting of the Trigg Industrial Managers Association, Sharon Butts, executive director of the Cadiz-Trigg County Economic Development Commission, said that the names of the county’s industrial parks have been changed, and that new signs will be installed in the coming weeks. Industrial Park 1 will be renamed Trigg County Commerce Park, Industrial Park 2 will be renamed Trigg County Business Park and Industrial Park 3 will be renamed Interstate 24 Business Park.

Butts said the names of the industrial parks were changed primarily so that she and others can market the area better, and added that it was one of the recommendations from the TaP program.

A mentoring program for that would show Trigg County Middle and High School students what factory work is like was also discussed.

Amy Allen of Big Brothers Big Sisters and Tammy Van Buren of Hopkinsville Community College were present to talk about the program as well as the Industrial Talent Enhancement Model (ITEM) grant that will make it possible.

HCC is partnering with Big Brothers and Big Sisters chapters in several cities, and is using the $2.3 million federal ITEM grant it received from the U.S. Department of Labor, Van Buren said.

Allen said the goal of the program is to train middle and high school age students about factory work, and that a representative from one of the local industries would speak with a student about what his or her line of work entails.

Both Allen and Van Buren agreed that factory work is anything but mindless, and that a strong educational background in both math and science are required.
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