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Adult Learners

Did you know that on the average, a person with a high school diploma or GED earns $9,400 per year more than someone without a high school diploma? The higher a person's educational level, the higher their earnings.

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Kentucky Skills U, formerly Kentucky Adult Education, provides free adult education services.  Kentucky Skills U is committed to providing academic and essential skills instruction to help ensure that Kentucky adults get the education they need for long-term jobs in high-demand fields that provide sustainable wages.   

Big Sandy Skills U programs provide free academic instruction aligned to college- and career-readiness standards, as well as offer preparation and coaching for next steps (i.e., college and career) for:

  • Individuals without a high school diploma;
  • High school graduates with academic or employment skill-building needs;
  • English language learners;
  • Individuals participating in integrated education and training; and
  • Individuals in corrections facilities

Kentucky Skills U programs, Kentucky adults are able to prepare for the: 

  •  GED® diploma
  •  postsecondary education and training
  •  National Career Readiness and Kentucky Essential Skills Certificates (NCRC, KESC)   

GED Plus Program 

Earn a GED plus a college credential at the same time in just four months. 

Earn a tutition free college credential through the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarhip Program in the following high demand fields/areas of study:   

  • Healthcare
  • Advanced Manufacturing 
  • Transportation/Logistics
  • Business Services/IT
  • Construction/Trades 

KCTCS Career Coaches and Skills U Career Navigators will provide mentorship and personal assistance.

For more information about GED Plus Program, visit their website.