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Ready to Work

Person ReadingMaking the Move from Welfare to Work

The Ready to Work Program promotes the success of Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program (KTAP) recipients who are currently enrolled at Bluegrass Community and Technical College. The program is a collaboration between the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

To be eligible for Ready to Work

  1. You must be enrolled in classes @ Bluegrass. Or, we can help to get you enrolled with assistance in admissions or financial aid.
  2. You must have an active KTAP case with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

Ready to Work offers work opportunities both on and off campus through a work-study program. Students gain work experience while earning extra income that will not reduce their KTAP income; it is counted as income in the food stamp case. The placement of work study student in their fields of study with both private and non-profit employers helps prepare them for the workplace and often leads to full time employment.

When you become a Ready to Work participant, we help you:

  • Assess career goals and choices
  • Complete the Department of Community Based Services Verification forms (enrollment, employment, housing, income, etc.)
  • Navigate the enrollment and financial aid process
  • Meet and network with peers

Ready to Work Contacts:

Ellen Biddle
Ready to Work Coordinator
Cooper Drive Campus, 103 D Oswald Bldg. 470 Cooper Drive Lexington, KY 40506-0235
Serves Cooper, Newtown, and Winchester campuses
Telephone: 859-246-6536
Email: ellen.biddle@kctcs.edu

Anita DuBose
Ready to Work Coordinator
Leestown Campus 164 Opportunity Way Lexington, KY 40511
Serves Leestown, Danville and Lawrenceburg campuses
Telephone: 859-246-6748
Fax: 859-246-4669
Email: anita.dubose@kctcs.edu