Ready to Work

The Ready-to-Work Program is a joint venture between the Kentucky Cabinet for Families and Children (KCFC) and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) designed to promote the success of Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program (K-TAP) recipients who wish to pursue higher education.

The Work and Learn Program is a sub-set of the Ready to Work Program, designed to assist students working toward their GED or high school graduates who would like the opportunity to refresh their basic academic skills before entering college. The goal of the Work and Learn program is to provide a smooth transition from a GED to a college degree.

The Ready-to-Work Program

What we provide:

  • Academic advising, career counseling, mentoring
  • Assistance with the admissions and financial aid process at ECTC
  • Workshops that encourage personal development, financial literacy, academic success, life skills, and job/career readiness
  • Service coordination with DCBS case managers to assist with activities to meet KTAP requirements
  • Work-study assignments with private and non- profit employers
  • Educational referrals
  • Community resource referrals
  • Job references and referrals

To be eligible for the program, you must:

  • Be a current KTAP recipient
  • Be a current ECTC student/ or
  • Be working toward a GED at a Kentucky Adult Education site/ or
  • Possess a high school diploma but need basic academic skills remediation before entering college

Benefits of the Ready to Work/Work and Learn Program:

  • Customized case management services centered on academic success
  • Potential to gain work experience and transferrable soft skills
  • Work study opportunities which will allow for extra money to be earned that will not reduce KTAP benefits
  • Build a network of supportive individuals that are vested in the students success

Contact Information

KCTCS/Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
Ready to Work Program
Chantia Sharber, MSSW - Program Director
ATB 1st Floor Room 105
610 College Street Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
(270) 706-8466 or (877) 246-2322 extension 68466
Office Hours: M-F 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

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