The Ready to Work Program serves Southeast students and parents who are low income in the following counties: Bell, Harlan, Knox, and Letcher We can help with: • Paid work experience on and off campus • Counseling, advising, and mentoring • Referrals to community resources • Job references and referrals • Job readiness, life skills, and academic success seminars
Ready to Work Program services have expanded to include adult basic education students who are working toward their GEDs and high school graduates who are brushing up on some basic skills before entering college. RTW services are now available to adult basic education students to help make their transition to college a smooth and successful one in all of the surrounding 16 counties.
RTW and W&L offer work opportunities both on and off campus through a work-study program. Participants gain work experience while earning extra income that will not reduce their K-TAP checks. The placement of work-study students in their fields of study with both private and non-profit employers helps prepare them for the workplace and often leads to full-time employment. •Participants gain work experience and job retention skills. •Participants earn extra income that will not reduce their K-TAP checks. •Employers have an opportunity to recruit Southeast students and graduates.
In addition to work-study, RTW and W&L staff can work with your K-TAP case manager to help you access resources for transportation and car repairs, child care, uniforms and work clothing, school supplies, license fees, criminal background checks and drug tests, driver’s education and a onetime $250 graduation bonus for high school, GED, or college.
Andrea D. Massey, M.Ed.
Counselor/Ready to Work Coordinator 700 College Road Cumberland, Kentucky 40823 Phone: (606) 589-3064 or (606) 589-3116
Work & Learn Coordinator 164 Ball Park Road Harlan KY 40831 Phone :(606) 589-3195