Kentucky adults will be able to train for better-paying jobs and for better futures faster.
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Accelerating Opportunity Kentucky (AOKY)
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The Accelerating Opportunity initiative is a new approach to teaching by mixing career training with additional support for math, writing, and reading inside and outside the classroom. This student-first approach offers participants the skills they need to succeed in college and compete in the workforce.
Students are matched with a success coach and a career coach. The success coach helps students with college paperwork, provides support, and develops plans for students to meet their goals, tracks their progress and makes referrals as needed. The career coach conducts a skills assessment, assists with resume writing, job search activities, training services, career counseling, and provides job referrals
Cory was interested in the college’s industrial maintenance program, but he knew he still needed help to boost his math scores on the COMPASS assessment test. He was referred to the WKCTC’s Accelerating Opportunity office, and he’s never looked back.
In May 2014, Cory applied for a position as a dispatcher at P&L Railroad. With the skills set he acquired and developed in Accelerating Opportunity, Cory excelled in the interview process. He climbed through two interviews to the final meeting with the president of the company. Cory was offered and accepted the job.
Cory credits Accelerating Opportunity with his success. “I earned technical education certifications that helped me get a great job, and got the assistance I needed to improve my math skills at the same time; it’s an awesome program!”
Cory plans to take advantage of WKCTC’s online offerings to continue his education. “I feel confident that I now have the skills to do well on the math part of the COMPASS test, and then take the next step toward earning my college degree.”