New Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship campaign encourages college enrollment
Never Underestimate You! That’s the mantra behind a new campaign for the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship, designed to boost education and employability among Kentucky residents.
The scholarship, offered through Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC), pays for up to 60 credit hours of tuition in eligible high-wage/high-demand programs for Kentucky residents who have not yet earned an associate degree. Technical programs in the high-wage sectors of health care, manufacturing, business/IT, construction/skilled trades and transportation/logistics are covered by the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship. Programs taught at SKYCTC that are eligible for the scholarship may be viewed at southcentral.kctcs.edu/workready.
The new campaign features a hotline number (833-711-WRKS) that can be called to receive assistance from college advisors on how to enroll in the program. Grammy and American Music Awards nominee, Buffalo “B.” Stille of the Nappy Roots is the campaign spokesperson. Stille recently earned his bachelor’s degree and champions education as the key to a better life. “I believe that education is the one thing that nobody can take away from you,” said Stille. “The Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship program is amazing because it offers a lot of different skill sets and is tuition free. If I can go back to school, anybody can do it.”
“SKYCTC is pleased to offer over 110 credentials that qualify for the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship. This scholarship supports our strong commitment to improving the quality of life through education and helping to strengthen our workforce. Eligible students in qualifying programs can complete their associate degree debt-free,” stated President/CEO Dr. Phil Neal.
For more information about the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship and the campaign, visit www.workreadykentucky.com . Visit www.skyctc.edu to learn more about academic programs and how to apply for admissions.