Ready to Work Pre-College | WKCTC

Ready to Work Pre-College

Ready to Work 

The Ready to Work pre-college program assists KTAP adult basic education students, who are working toward their GED and high school graduates, who are brushing up on some basic skills before entering college. Ready to Work Pre-College services are available to help make the transition to college, a smooth and successful one.  

The Ready to Work Program serve low-income student/parents in the Purchase Area counties of (Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Hickman, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, and McCracken). 

We can help with:

  • Applying for admission to WKCTC
  • Applying for Financial Aid
  • Paid work study
  • Counseling, advising, and mentoring
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Job references and referrals
  • Job readiness, life skills
  • Student success workshops

Am I Eligible? Students must:

  • Receive KTAP
  • Have TABE Scores
  • Attend GED 10 hrs./wk.

Ready to Work, Work-Study

Ready to Work, also offers work opportunities both on and off campus through a work-study program funded by The Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Participants gain work experience while earning extra income, that will not reduce their KTAP benefits. The placement of work-study students in their fields of study, with both private and non-profit employers, helps to 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 WKCTC students and graduates

How can these programs help you?

In addition to work-study, the Ready to Work Coordinators, can work with your KTAP Case manager, to help you access resources for transportation, car repairs, childcare, uniforms, work clothing, school supplies, license fees and many more resources like, criminal background checks, drug tests and driver’s education. Students also receive a $250 educational bonus for GED and college graduation. 

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Kiki West-Johnson, Coordinator
Ready to Work Program
Anderson Technical Building 130
(270) 534-3423

Howard Dillard 
Ready to Work Program Career Support Specialist 
Anderson Technical Building 130
(270) 534-3355