The Heart of Kentucky Association of Realtors and Kentucky Realtors are providing a $4,000 grant to Hardin County Schools. These funds will be used to buy equipment for the district’s new Residential Maintenance pathway.
“These hand tools and power tools are literally the tools students will need for success in this pathway,” HCS Superintendent Teresa Morgan said. “We truly appreciate the support from Kentucky Realtors and our friends at the Heart of Kentucky Association of Realtors. The financial assistance and time they are contributing will translate into creating a quality program for our students. It will allow us to purchase other materials that these students will need in order to be prepared and highly qualified for the job market.”
“We often talk about the shortage of affordable housing,” Heart of Kentucky Association of Realtors David Earls said. “Affordable housing is driven by an available and skilled set of laborers. This pathway is going to help develop those skilled craftsmen. This curriculum will help us, homebuilders, industry and our entire community.”
Students from all three HCS high schools – Central Hardin High School, John Hardin High School and North Hardin High School – will participate in the Residential Maintenance pathway. It will be housed at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and will be under the supervision of HCS Early College and Career Center Principal Dan Robbins and Instructor Tim Hall.
The pathway received a grant earlier this year from Home Depot that will be used to invest in curriculum and industry certification assessments.