EHCIF Creates Training Endowment Through the ECTC Foundation | ECTC

EHCIF Creates Training Endowment Through the ECTC Foundation

Published on Feb 3, 2023

EIF donation group with ECTC Foundation

$139k gift to establish permanent source of training support

Elizabethtown-Hardin County Industrial Foundation (EHCIF) has partnered with the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (ECTC) Foundation to invest nearly $140,000 in an endowment that will support the region’s future workforce training needs. Funded by the dissolution of the Elizabethtown Industrial Foundation Training Consortium, the gift reflects the growth in ECTC’s ability to provide employers with customized training.

“As the needs of our region’s employers have evolved, ECTC has stepped up to deliver flexible training options and save employers over $1 million annually through the KCTCS TRAINS program,” said EHCIF President and COO Rick Games. “Because the community’s needs outgrew the capacity of the Training Consortium, we are proud to create a permanent source of funding for high-demand programs that will develop our workforce.”

“The endowment will be eligible for dollar-for-dollar matching funds through the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, adding additional impact to this incredibly generous gift,” said ECTC Foundation Executive Director Megan Stith.

Because of this endowment, ECTC will have resources to support faculty positions, offer scholarships, implement programs that contribute to workforce development in high-need areas, and facilitate the transfer for students to baccalaureate degree programs in Kentucky.

“The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Industrial Foundation has a history of taking proactive steps to shape the future of our region and position us for continued growth,” said ECTC President and CEO Dr. Juston Pate. “This partnership is just one more way we’re not only making a difference together now but for generations to come.”

To learn more about ways to the ECTC Foundation, visit or contact Megan Stith at or 270-706-8721.