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Scott County High School students take advantage of BCTC Middle College program to earn credits

Scott County Schools partnered with Bluegrass Community and Technical College this fall to pilot the new Scott County Middle College program that offers an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to earn 15 credit hours each semester toward high school and college graduation requirements. Natalie Dellinger, along with 12 other Scott County High School students, enrolled in five college classes...

KCTCS offers Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship Program this fall for top five in-demand career fields

Kentuckians who are interested in earning a certificate or an associate degree in one of the top five in-demand fields in the Commonwealth could go to college tuition free at the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). Thanks to the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship Program, students who choose programs in advanced manufacturing, health care, transportation/logistics, business and IT...

Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship program expanded to include students working toward GEDs

Gov. Matt Bevin has issued an executive order expanding the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship to include Kentuckians who do not have a high school diploma but are working to achieve their GED concurrent with skills education. “The central idea of the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship is to get thousands of adults to the first or second rung of a high demand career ladder,” said Education and Workforce...

Legislative Briefs: House passes community college scholarship bill; fewer mine inspectors approved

Recent Kentucky high school graduates would receive two years of free tuition at a state community college under a bill that passed the state House by an 86-11 vote Thursday. House Bill 626 would create the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship Program to cover Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) tuition for recent Kentucky high school grads or GED recipients under the age of 19 who complete...

Scholarship program would provide free tuition to attend Kentucky community and technical colleges

Kentucky House leaders unveiled legislation Wednesday that, after taking state and federal aid into account, would provide free tuition for graduating high school students attending the state’s community and technical colleges. The initiative would be known as the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship Program. “It has been nearly 20 years since we have seen an idea that could have as big an impact as...