Ready to Work | BCTC

Ready to Work

Are you a Student Parent Who...

Wants to enroll in College or already enrolled in College?

Wants to earn a paycheck that does not reduce certain benefits?

Wants to complete a college degree but owes a bill or has a loan in default?

How We can Help

  • Help you find jobs that work around school schedules.
  • Offer support as you balance family, work, and life.
  • Help to find a career that interests you.
  • Provide access to:
    • Daycare and transportation assistance
    • Work clothes and uniforms
    • Employment Skills Training


Ellen Biddle

Ready to Work Coordinator
Cooper, Newtown, and Winchester Campuses


Anita DuBose

Ready to Work Coordinator
Leestown, Danville, and Lawrenceburg Campuses


Assistance for Low-Income Parents

Ready to Work (RTW) is a partnership between the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and the KY Cabinet for Health & Family Services, Department for Community Based Services.


RTW is designed to assist low-income parents that are one of the following:

  • Enrolled at a KCTCS institution
  • A former KCTCS student seeking employment
  • Working with Kentucky Skills U or on a high school diploma
  • Have a barrier to enrolling at KCTCS, such as student debt.

RTW offers:

  • Support as you balance family, work, and school
  • Work study opportunities that do not reduce certain public benefits
  • Advocacy and mentoring
  • Access to daycare and transportation assistance
  • Employment skills training

Contact your college RTW Staff to see if you may be eligible for RTW services. Funding for this program is provided by the Kentucky Department for Health and Family Services, Department for Community Based Services.

Want to enroll in GED classes or already enrolled in GED classes?

Learn more about our Work and Learn program.