Ready to Work / Work and Learn
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
What is "Work and Learn?"
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.
Ready to Work/Work and Learn work-study
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.
How can the Ready to Work program help you?
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, Kentucky 40831
Phone :(606) 589-3195
Paula Patterson, M.Ed.
Ready To Work Coordinator
100 College Road
Middlesboro, Kentucky 40965
Phone: (606) 248-0946