Kentucky Community and Technical College System
Ready to Work:  — If you're Ready-to-Work, we're ready for you!

About RTW

Ready-to-Work (RTW) is an initiative developed through a partnership between the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (KCHFS) and is designed to promote the success of Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program (KTAP/TANF) parents who are interested in attending community and technical colleges.
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RTW Facts

The percentage of the KTAP/TANF population attending college in Kentucky is 8.7%. This is a greater percentage than the percentage of the general population attending college.
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News & Views

Work program opens doors for job seekers
Kelly Forbes wasn't satisfied with just barely. The mother of two has not only found a way to get better-paying jobs, she's talked her husband into moving up from his own low-end employment as a fry cook at a local restaurant. Her solution was the Ready to Work program.

OCTC Program helps single moms
Penny Riley felt her life getting away from her. The Owensboro native had dropped out of college in 1999 to take a full-time job at Sears. For her, a single mother of three children, the choice was either school or work, but not both.

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Student Stories: Jennifer Napper

Jennifer Napper
"My tip for success to all students in Ready to Work is 'face your fears.' I have faced many in the last two years, and I continue to face them every day. "

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Resources for Students

KCTCS Resources

Financial Aid
Information about federal, state, private, and public financial assistance programs
KCTCS College RTW Pages
Big Sandy Community and Technical College
Hopkinsville Community College
Southeast Community College
Ashland Community and Technical College

KY State Resources

Cabinet for Health and Family Services
(KTAP and TANF information)

KHEAA administers several financial aid programs and disseminates information about higher education opportunities.