Ready to Work/Work and Learn Programs

Ready to Work

The Ready To Work Program is designed to promote the success of low income parents who attend community and technical colleges in Kentucky. It can assist with:

  • Counseling, advising, and mentoring
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Job referrals and references
  • Job readiness, life skills, and academic success seminars

Work and Learn

The Ready To Work Program services have expanded to an additional program called Work and Learn. The Work and Learn Program includes adult basic education students who are working toward their GED and high school graduates who are brushing up on basic skills before entering college. These services are geared toward making the transition from Adult Basic Education to college a smooth and successful one.

Ready To Work/Work and Learn Work-Study

Both the Ready To Work and Work and Learn programs offer work opportunities both on and off campus through a work-study program. Participants gain work experience while earning extra income of up to $2500-$5220 per fiscal year that will not reduce their K-TAP benefits. The placement of work-study students in their fields of study with both private and non-profit employers helps prepare them for the workplace and often leads to full-time employment.

  • Participants gain work experience and job retention skills.
  • Participants earn extra income that will not reduce their K-TAP benefits.
  • Employers have an opportunity to recruit HCC students and graduates

picture of Cindy CurryDr. Cindy Curry
Program Coordinator
Sullivan Technology Center, Room 223