KY governor expands Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

KY governor expands Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed an Executive Order July 11 which expands the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship (WRKS) (Source: Matt Bevin for Kentucky) Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed an Executive Order July 11 which expands the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship (WRKS) (Source: Matt Bevin for Kentucky)
FRANKFORT, KY (KFVS) -

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed an Executive Order July 11 which expands the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship (WRKS) to include students enrolled in certificate, diploma, and associate of applied science degree. 

Now the scholarship will be available for high school students for dual credit career and technical education (CTE) courses in pathways in Kentucky’s top five high-demand sectors leading to industry-recognized certifications.

“We are excited to be expanding our innovative Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship program to empower even more students and adults to pursue their dreams,” said Gov. Bevin. “This program is equipping individuals of all ages for the high-demand careers that are available in the Commonwealth today. At the same time, it is strengthening our workforce and continuing to make Kentucky the ideal location for businesses to thrive and grow.”

The scholarship, initially announced by Gov. Bevin in December 2016, provides financial aid for eligible Kentuckians who have not yet earned at least an associate’s degree. Through the WRKS, eligible students can receive funding to study in any of the following high-demand fields of work including:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Business and IT
  • Construction Trades
  • Healthcare
  • Transportation and Logistics

The scholarship can also be used by adults without a high school diploma who wish to pursue their career certification or associate of applied science degree in tandem with obtaining a GED through the Accelerating Opportunity Kentucky program offered through the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

You can learn more about the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship through helpwantedky.com, including eligibility requirements, participating colleges and universities, and certificates, diplomas and degrees available in each of the five industries. 

Copyright 2018 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Rend Lake Water District: Everything running smoothly after main line break in May

    Rend Lake Water District: Everything running smoothly after main line break in May

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 12:58 PM EDT2018-07-17 16:58:54 GMT
    Engineers at the Rend Lake Water Treatment plant say southern Illinois residents shouldn't worry about losing water anytime soon after making repairs to the main break. (Source: Taylor Clark, KFVS)Engineers at the Rend Lake Water Treatment plant say southern Illinois residents shouldn't worry about losing water anytime soon after making repairs to the main break. (Source: Taylor Clark, KFVS)

    Everything is "running smoothly" after a main line break left hundreds of thousands of southern Illinois residents without water in May.

    Everything is "running smoothly" after a main line break left hundreds of thousands of southern Illinois residents without water in May.

  • IL Senators announce more than $1M awarded to fire departments

    IL Senators announce more than $1M awarded to fire departments

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 12:51 PM EDT2018-07-17 16:51:46 GMT
    Firefighters are getting funding for much needed improvements (Source: Pixabay)Firefighters are getting funding for much needed improvements (Source: Pixabay)
    Firefighters are getting funding for much needed improvements (Source: Pixabay)Firefighters are getting funding for much needed improvements (Source: Pixabay)

    Illinois Senators gave praise to an amount of funding coming into the state for firefighters. 

    Illinois Senators gave praise to an amount of funding coming into the state for firefighters. 

  • Murray State University receives final installment of $1M gift from BB&T Bank

    Murray State University receives final installment of $1M gift from BB&T Bank

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 12:33 PM EDT2018-07-17 16:33:05 GMT
    There is support of faculty fellowships in three distinct academic departments (source:  Murray State University)There is support of faculty fellowships in three distinct academic departments (source: Murray State University)
    source:  Murray State Universitysource: Murray State University

    Murray State University has received the final installment of a $1 million gift from BB&T Bank to support the University’s Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business. The generous contribution, which was made payable over the past 10 years in $100,000 annual installments, has been stewarded to encourage the understanding and application of moral capitalism and its tenets. 

    Murray State University has received the final installment of a $1 million gift from BB&T Bank to support the University’s Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business. The generous contribution, which was made payable over the past 10 years in $100,000 annual installments, has been stewarded to encourage the understanding and application of moral capitalism and its tenets. 

Powered by Frankly