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Work Ready Kentucky scholarships now available to high school students

This fall, Woodford County High School students will be able to take advantage of the state’s Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship Program (WRKS) to enroll in dual credit career and technical education (CTE) classes, allowing them to achieve an Associate Degree in five fields of work: Advanced Manufacturing, Business and IT, Construction Trades, Healthcare, and Transportation and Logistics. “We are excited to be expanding our innovative Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship program to empower even more students and adults to pursue their dreams,” said Gov. Bevin, who signed an Executive Order July 11, expanding the WRKS program. Kentucky’s Dual Credit Scholarship Program covers the cost of two dual credit courses for high school students. Now with the expansion of WRKS, depending on a students’ course of study, they will have the opportunity to earn up to 30 credit hours of dual credit with tuition and fees covered by state scholarship programs. The scholarship can also be utilized by adults without a high school diploma who wish to pursue their career certification or associate of applied science degree along with obtaining a GED through the Accelerating Opportunity Kentucky program offered through the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Learn more about the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship through helpwantedky.com, including eligibility requirements, participating colleges and universities, and certificates, diplomas and degrees available in each of the five industries.

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