Accelerating Opportunity Kentucky (AOKY) is a different approach to teaching students who need help with foundational skills by mixing career training with additional support for math, writing, and reading inside and outside the classroom. This student-first approach gives participants the skills they need to succeed in school and compete in the workforce by working on technical and foundational education at the same time while also providing support services to students through a success coach and a career coach. The success coach helps students complete college paperwork, provides general support, develops plans for students to meet their goals, tracks student progress, and makes referrals as needed. The career coach conducts a skills assessment; assists with résumé writing, job search activities, training services, and career counseling; and provides job referrals.
The goals of AOKY are to:
- Make it easier for students who need extra help to complete their education.
- Allow students who need to earn their General Educational Development (GED) credential to do so while they are also enrolled in college courses.
- Allow students to earn one or more certifications that will help them get a better job with a family-sustaining wage.
- Allow students to earn college credit that leads to a degree in the future.
For more information, contact Gina Embry at (502) 213-5163 or firstname.lastname@example.org.