Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education to Receive $400K

Nov 8, 2018

Kentucky's Council on Postsecondary Education is recieving hundreds of thousands of dollars to help adult learners.

The $400,000 Lumina Foundation grant will help students follow certificate or associate programs. The initiative will focus on low-income and underrepresented adults with no previous higher education experience.

CPE president Aaron Thompson said in a news release that the commonwealth needs to engage its adult population to meet workforce and education goals.

“This grant supports the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship program, which is a tremendous opportunity for adults to get on a career ladder in high-demand industry sectors,” Thompson said.

The state will use the grant to partner with three Kentucky and Community and Technical College System campuses as well as various career and networking services. Five other states are partnering with Lumina on similar efforts.

More information on Adult Promise Program is available here.