Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center

Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Student Dimitri Bien-Aime’ Chosen for KY’s Student Congressional Program

January 21st, 2014

Carl D. Perkins Job Corps and Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) student Dimitri Bien-Aime’ has been selected to represent BSCTC and “Forward in the Fifth” as a member of the inaugural student Congress. Dimitri is one of 21 college students who will be partnering with “Forward in the Fifth” to help improve education for himself, fellow students, and many others who will follow him in the years ahead. Dimitri will be meeting other congressional members and receiving training (electronically) in preparation for work on BSCTC campus. Dimitri will also have the opportunity to be involved in some great discussions and hopefully impact education both locally and regionally.
“Forward in the Fifth” is a non-profit organization that was established in 1986 by U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05). Working with businesses, schools and community leaders, he sought to improve education levels in southern and eastern Kentucky. “Forward in the Fifth” unites people and communities in order to create positive change.
“Forward in the Fifth’s” mission centers around three key actions—Engage, Advocate, Support. Engage students, families, educators and the community to advance the value of education. Advocate for improved quality of life based on higher educational attainment. By promoting lifelong learning and providing a voice in support of educational progress. Support efforts of schools and communities to advance educational progress. This is through quality programs such as teacher training, student mentoring, leadership events, and local action groups.
Dimitri has completed the Office Administration trade at Carl D. Perkins and will have his double associates in art and science degree from BSCTS in May of 2014.  Dimitri stated he plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in chemistry but has not decided which university he will be attending in the fall of 2014.