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All services described below are free to eligible Kentuckians.

Adult Education

Adult education services provide academic skills instruction, GED preparation and reading instruction for eligible adults. Adult education assists adults in improving educational attainment levels and successfully entering employment and continuing education. The instruction may also include life skills, employability skills and computer literacy.

Services also include preparation for ACT, ASVAB and COMPASS exams.

English as a Second Language

ESL instruction is provided to adults who want to become more fluent in English, pass U.S. citizenship tests and work on job-seeking skills.

English language/civics programs in targeted counties help students acquire the skills and knowledge to become U.S. citizens.

Family Literacy

In family literacy, multiple generations within a family learn together to help parents participate as full partners in their children s education, promote interactive literacy activities between parents and their children and prepare adults and children for success in education and life.

Workforce Education

Adult education services provide learning opportunities onsite at businesses so current and prospective employees can improve their basic reading, math, team-building and communication skills as well as GED readiness. Employees gain confidence, and employers gain more valuable, satisfied workers.

WorkKeys and WIN Curriculum are also available. Earn a silver or gold Kentucky Employability Certificate through online learning. This certificate is signed by the Governor and is presented by the Commonwealth of Kentucky certifying you as employable in specific areas.

Corrections Education

Corrections education consists of adult literacy, adult basic education, adult secondary education/GED test credential preparation and/or English as a second language for adult criminal offenders. These services take place at a local jails, halfway houses and state correctional institutions.