Accelerating Opportunity Kentucky (AOKY) is an educational and workforce initiative that combines basic skills education (math, reading and writing) with technical training in order to prepare students for high-demand jobs or to continue on with their educational studies. AOKY a partnership between Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College and SKY Adult Education is based on the belief that postsecondary credentials are the gateway to family-supporting wages. What makes AOKY unique is that students are supported by SKYCTC instructors as well as SKY Adult Ed instructors.

Currently, AOKY offers classes in the following areas:

  1. Health Science Technology
  2. Medical Lab Assistant/Technician
  3. Welding

Am I a Good Fit for AOKY?

AOKY is a good fit if you want to:

  • Earn your GED
  • Further your academic career by going to college to receive short-term credentialing
  • Receive extra help in math, reading and writing.
  • Enter or re-enter the workforce.

How Can I Get Started?

In order to be an AOKY student there are three main requirements. You need to:

  1. Be an adult who is pursuing or needs to pursue a GED.
  2. Take the TABE Test (Test for Adult Basic Education)
  3. Take the Wonderlic exam.

Funders & Partners

State Partners:

Kentucky Adult Education
Kentucky Career Center
Kentucky Community and Technical College

National Funders:

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Joyce Foundation
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The Kresge Foundation
The Open Society Foundations

National Partners:

Jobs for the Future
National Council for Workforce Education
The National College Transition Network
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

Program Contact

Angela Carter
(270) 824-1818