Big Sandy Community & Technical College

Welcome to Big Sandy Community and Technical College’s (BSCTC) Kentucky Coal Academy, located in the hub of the state’s eastern coal production fields, including Pike County.

We understand the value and importance of coal and are eager to help stimulate the industry by producing well-trained and educated miners. We’ve formed partnerships with local mines to provide in-depth trainings and have developed courses to get miners quickly certified and employed.


• Fire and rescue training
• Mine training cohort program
• Customized training for employers
• Mine training simulator fleet
• Accelerated learning courses


Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
Initial Surface Mine Training
Initial Underground Mine Training
Initial Mine Emergency Technician Training
Surface Mine Retraining
Underground Mine Retraining
Mine Emergency Technician Retraining

Kentucky Coal Academy Coordinators

Kelli Hall, Workforce Solutions Director
(606) 218-1275

Harlan Hammond, Workforce Solutions Training Specialist
(606) 218-1228

Danny Tonkin
Director of Business/Industry Development, Workforce Solutions
(606) 230-0354 (cell)

For more information, visit: BSCTC Workforce Solutions.

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