Building Better Programs

Kentucky Ready-to-Work

Kentucky Ready to Work (RTW) is a partnership between the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and the state TANF agency, the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (KCHFS).  RTW is designed to assist low-income parents in the Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program who are enrolling in and attending community and technical colleges in Kentucky. The program provides the RTW participant with a comprehensive network of support services including counseling, advocacy, mentoring, job skills training, academic success training, tutoring, and referrals to other community based agencies.  The program also provides paid work-study opportunities to participants to allow them to participate in vocational education programs that last longer than 12 months.  RTW Coordinators also assist students in accessing additional supportive services and benefits provided through KCHFS and other agencies including transportation, childcare, and housing assistance.

CLASP Brief – Kentucky’s Ready to Work Program

Program Materials
Ready-to-Work Manual

Ready to Work End of Semester Report: Spring 2013

General Summary Ready to Work Spring 2013

Promoting Career Pathways through Greater Education and Training Options: Kentucky’s TANF Collaboration Presentation Slides

Improving Fiscal Accountability and Effectiveness of Services in the Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program