Accelerating Opportunity Kentucky

Accelerating Opportunity Kentucky (AOKY) is an educational and workforce initiative that combines basic skills education (math, reading and writing) with technical training in order to prepare students for high-demand jobs or to continue on with their educational studies. AOKY a partnership between Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College and SKY Adult Education is based on the belief that postsecondary credentials are the gateway to family-supporting wages. What makes AOKY unique is that students are supported by ECTC instructors as well as SKY Adult Ed instructors.

Currently, AOKY offers classes in the following areas:

1. Welding
2. Automation

Am I a Good Fit for AOKY?

AOKY is a good fit if you want to:

  • Earn your GED
  • Further your academic career by going to college to receive short-term credentialing
  • Receive extra help in math, reading and writing.
  • Enter or re-enter the workforce.

How Can I Get Started?

In order to be an AOKY student there are three main requirements. You need to:

  1. Be an adult who is pursuing or needs to pursue a GED.
  2. Take the TABE Test (Test for Adult Basic Education)
  3. Take the Wonderlic exam.

Funders & Partners

State Partners:

Kentucky Adult Education
Kentucky Career Center
Kentucky Community and Technical College

National Funders:

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Joyce Foundation
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The Kresge Foundation
The Open Society Foundations

National Partners:

Jobs for the Future
National Council for Workforce Education
The National College Transition Network
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges