Welcome to the Kentucky Skills U professional learning website! Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014, Congress revitalized and transformed the public workforce system so that we have a stronger foundation to connect Americans of all walks of life into high-quality jobs and ensure that businesses have access to the skilled talent that will help grow their businesses. As we support WIOA’s vision, our mission in Kentucky is to promote student achievement by fostering educational excellence through quality professional learning.
Research has shown that educator quality and instructional leadership are the most important factors in raising learner achievement. For adult educators to be as effective as possible, they must continually expand their knowledge and skills to implement the best educational practices. Through KY Skills U professional learning, adult educators learn to help adult students learn at the highest levels.
Below you will find information that will support adult educators as they provide services to Kentuckians.
College and Career Prep Team Service Structure
Instructional Framework Series
Instructional Framework Videos
2018-19 Professional Learning Handbook and Associated Resources
Professional Learning Communities Guide
The launch of the new professional learning initiative for directors and assistant directors will be held on August 23-24, 2018 at Fairfield Inn, Frankfort. If you have questions, contact Sharon Johnston at (502) 892-3029 or
Professional Learning Resources
TABE 11-12 Transition Tool Kit with 2018 Map
College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards
KY Skills U Employability Standards
College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards-Based Instruction
KY Skills U Common Core Standards Professional Development Materials
KY Skills U Lesson Bank
If you have questions or need assistance with PL, contact Deb McCoy at 502-892-3038 or