College Offers Social Work Degree

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

To help combat the growing number of abuse cases in eastern Kentucky, Pikeville College has a new social work degree program they hope can help.

Pikeville College representatives did a study and found there are not enough social workers in Appalachia to meet the growing demand.

They started a new social work degree program to help.

The idea is for the graduates to stay and work in the region.

Program directors say the region's abuse problems are growing faster than the area can get enough resources to fight them.

The new social workers are expected to make a difference immediately.

“Our students are going to be so well-prepared and skilled in working with rural populations that they will be able to make some real changes,” Genesia Kilgore-Bowling said.

The first class graduates next year.

The students plan to advocate for better services in rural areas as well.


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  • by Billy Bob on Sep 18, 2008 at 05:05 AM
    Training folks to stick thier nose's in other people bis.We need to train people for important jobs,not waste our money on this "bull".
  • by tasha Location: Pikeville on Sep 18, 2008 at 04:46 AM
    And where will they find a job considering the state of economy we are in?
  • by Troy Location: KY on Sep 18, 2008 at 02:30 AM
    Why would someone want to pay money to a collage, just to get a job where you are under paid and over worked?

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