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EWDC to offer education, career counseling for employment seekers at Kentucky State Fair

The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC) invites Kentuckians seeking employment and educational opportunities to visit the EWDC booth at the 2019 Kentucky State Fair. The EWDC booth will be located in the South Wing on Main Street near the B107 entrance of the Kentucky State fair. The booth will highlight employment and adult educations services offered by the Kentucky Career...

Rae Smith presented with 2019 GED Administrator of the Year Award during national conference

Kentucky Skills U, an agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, has announced that Rae Smith was named the 2019 GED Administrator of the Year during the GED Testing Service Annual Conference July 24-26 in Chicago. The GED Administrator of the Year recognizes administrators that have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the advancement of the GED test program. Each year the...

KCTCS announces launch of GED Plus; program will allow Kentucky adults to earn GED, college credential

In collaboration with Kentucky Skills U, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) has announced the launch of GED Plus, a new program allowing Kentucky adults to earn a GED and a college credential at the same time. GED Plus is an innovative program that helps students earn a tuition-free certificate through co-enrollment in the Skills U GED program and short-term KCTCS courses....

Kentucky Skills U, KCTCS introduce new pathway to high school equivalency diploma without testing

For the first time, Kentucky adults without a high school or GED diploma have the opportunity to earn a high school equivalency diploma without passing a test. A new Kentucky Administrative Regulation, 13 KAR 3:060, allows Kentucky Skills U to award the Commonwealth of Kentucky High School Equivalency Diploma “for credit hour completion at Kentucky Community and Technical College System institutions.”...

State agencies partner to offer free job skills prep, certifications to help Kentucky adults

Two state agencies have teamed up to offer free access to high-quality courseware and certifications to help Kentucky adults build and demonstrate work-readiness skills. Through local Kentucky Career Centers and Kentucky Skills U programs, formerly Kentucky Adult Education, adults can prepare for the Kentucky Career Readiness Certificate and the Kentucky Essential Skills Certificate using World Interactive...