About Us

Accelerating Opportunity Kentucky (AOKY) allows participants an accelerated pathway to employment -and to a GED diploma and a KCTCS entry level certificate that meet the needs of the participant and the state and regional economy. This student first approach gives participants the skills they need to succeed in school and compete in the workforce by working on technical and foundational education at the same time while also providing support services to participants through a success coach and a career coach.The success coach helps participants fill in college paperwork, provides general support, and develops plans for them to meet their goals, tracks academic progress and makes referrals as needed. The career coach conducts a skills assessment, assists with resume writing, job search activities, training services, career counseling, and provides job referrals.


The goals of Accelerating Opportunity Kentucky are to:

  • Allow students who need to earn their GED to do so while they are also enrolled in college courses
  • Allow students to earn one or more certifications that helps them get a better job now with a family sustaining wage
  • Allow students to earn college credit that leads to a degree in the future