Producers from MTV's show MADE are coming to HCTC

Producers from the MTV show MADE are coming to Hazard Community and Technical College, and a local student or two could benefit.

MADE is a reality TV show based around one student with a goal, and a coach whose job it is to help the student achieve his or her goal. In the past they have taken shy kids and turned them into break dancers, cheerleaders, beauty queens, musicians and even athletes.

The hour-long show has been on the air since 2002 and 250 episodes have been produced, and there soon could be one made in Hazard. The show has won three Emmys and helped hundreds of students find confidence and learn what it takes to work toward a goal.

Nearly all of the episodes from the first 11 seasons have been focused on high school students, but according to HCTC President Dr. Stephen Greiner, the producers are looking in a new direction.

"They did say that they had been focusing on high school students, and now they were expanding into the college realm," said Griener.

MTV is holding casting calls at several Kentucky community colleges, including Gateway in Covington. Greiner said that he believed in total they are holding interviews at four colleges.

The positive nature of the show was definitely a factor in deciding to host an interview. Greiner said that since the show legitimately tries to help students he was happy to agree.

"This is certainly one of those very positive shows, and shows students in a very positive light," he remarked, adding the process has happened quickly so far, as he just talked to producers last week. "Also, it is not a bad program since it is a three-time Emmy award winning program."

Students between the ages of 18 to 26 at HCTC will have the opportunity to interview for the show in front of producers. The interviews will be held on April 13 in the Jolly Center room 133 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is a questionnaire that can be picked up or requested that is required for the interview. HCTC has posted much of the information about the interview process on their website and on their Facebook page

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