What (is Accelerating Opportunity Kentucky)?
Identify and remove barriers that prevent adults from entering and completing their education.
Allow adults to earn ‘stackable’ credentials that bear academic credit.
Work with area businesses to ensure adults are acquiring the skills needed for the workforce.
Build sustainable programs so adults receive the education needed to land jobs with family-sustaining wages.
Provide personalized attention and support to students as well as offer ‘wrap-around’ services for academic/non-academic issues
Currently, AOKY offers classes in the following academic areas:
1. Automotive Technology
2. Allied Health
3. Information Technologies.
Program descriptions can be found here
Where (are AOKY classes be held)?
Who (is a good candidate for AOKY)?
Further their 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 someone get started with AOKY)?
An adult has to be a high school graduate or have a GED.
And adult has to take the TABE Test (Test for Adult Basic Education) in Reading and Language.
Note: Testing is held Ahrens Learning Center (546 S. 1st Street. Call 485-3400 to schedule.)
An adult has to complete a Financial Aid application (FAFSA) at http://fafsa.ed.gov.
Why (be a part of AOKY)?
Personalized attention and support from JCTC and JCPS Adult Ed instructors.
Assistance with resume development, job searching, and how to utilize academic/non-academic ‘wrap-around’ services.
A pathway to a better-paying, high-demand job...and a brighter future!
In many cases, college classes at little to no cost through Financial Aid or a variety of other funding streams.
Want more information on Accelerating Opportunity Kentucky?
Accelerating Opportunity Kentucky Partners:
Accelerating Opportunity National Partners: