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Hire Work-Ready Employees

Adults who participate in a Kentucky Skills U program will learn, practice and master both the academic and soft skills needed to get a job and keep a job. These individuals can earn the following stackable credentials:

Accelerating Opportunity Kentucky (AOKY) -- AOKY allows participants an accelerated pathway to employment, to a GED® diploma and a KCTCS entry level certificate that meet the needs of the participant and the state and regional economy. These are occupational-specific credentials.

Kentucky Essential Skills Certificate (KESC) -- Kentucky's soft skills credential endorsed by Governor Matt Bevin.

Verify a GED®

Kentucky Skills U does not verify an employee's or potential employee's GED® status by phone or e-mail. The process and the request form are available here:  Verify an employee's GED®


Contact Sharon Johnston at or call 502-892-3029, to find out how we can help you hire and create better employees!