The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce honored 20 businesses with awards Tuesday night, October 24th, at the annual Targeted Business and Industry Banquet. The 2017 Business-Education Partnership Award was awarded to Bowling Green High School, Med Center Health and TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital for their work on the Bowling Green High School Medical Arts Academy.
In September, Bowling Green High School, in conjunction with Med Center Health and TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital launched their Medical Arts Academy. In order to ensure the Academy had the equipment and supplies needed to sustain the program, both Med Center Health and TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital stepped up with generous donations. Thanks to them, students will get to learn on equipment identical to what they will use in a real life healthcare setting.
The Academy currently offers certifications in pre-nursing, fire science, EKG technician and phlebotomy technician. At present, 146 students are enrolled in the Medical Arts Academy with more to come as the school adds Medical Administrative Assisting and EMT certification in the coming years.
The Chamber’s Targeted Business and Industry Banquet is held each year in conjunction with Targeted Business and Industry Month to recognize and salute targeted businesses and industries throughout South Central Kentucky for their accomplishments. South Central Kentucky has experienced great success in 2017 with projects totaling $203.8 million in investments and the creation of 508 jobs. Click here to learn more about awards and recent accomplishments in our community.