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Think it's too late to continue your education? Think again!

Where will your new path take you?

Make 2020 Your Year to Comeback
AARP Kentucky Ambassadors and The Graduate! Network can help you find your next learning path!

The partnership between AARP Kentucky and The Graduate! Network (TGN) is helping present opportunities for adults in Kentucky to complete a GED, college certificate, or college degree. It’s no secret that American businesses are having difficulty finding workers with the skills they need to fill jobs in demand. In fact, recent labor market statistics reveal that there are currently 7 million unfilled jobs in the U.S. At the same time, American workers are finding they are not able to move up in their company or secure a higher wage job because they lack the credentials or degree required.

AARP and The Graduate! Network are focusing on adults with some college and degree, There are hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians, we call "Kentucky Comebackers", who've began their career path and want to advance their degree or credentials. AARP and The Graduate Network! are helping these adults navigate the complex journey (back) to and through post-secondary education. Many of these paths are low-cost, affordable, or at no-cost to the learner!

NEW: Governor Andy Beshear and Kentucky Skills U announce offer for FREE GED tests beginning January 1, 2020

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Lifelong Learning Opportunity Path 2: Earn a Technical Certificate or Associate's Degree through the GED Plus and Kentucky Work Ready Scholarship Programs.

Representatives from the GED Plus program and the Kentucky Work Ready Scholarship program will talk about how you can earn a short-term certificate or associate’s degree (potentially tuition-free) that helps prepare you for a job in-demand.

February 13, 2020 Watch Recorded Comeback Kentucky Webinar #3 - Recorded Version
Lifelong Learning Opportunity Path 3: Complete Your Bachelor's Degree through Project Graduate or Donovan Scholarship Programs.

Representatives from Project Graduate and the Donovan Scholarship programs will discuss how to finish your bachelor’s degree potentially tuition-free.

Employers search daily to hire and retain qualified employees to meet workplace staffing needs. Millions of American workers, especially those over age 50, have some college credits, but need opportunities to complete that degree or earn a certificate. Together, our purpose is to increase educational attainment for adults in Kentucky.


Many qualified career seekers can be trained for a high paying, in-demand job in four months or less, tuition free. The Kentucky Community and Technical College System offers over 350 programs in healthcare, advanced manufacturing, construction/trades, IT/business, and logistics.

Overview of Lifelong Learning Paths:

Kentucky Skills U: Free adult education services to help Kentuckians obtain a GED, with the option of earning a college certificate or some college credit at the same time.

Kentucky Work Ready Scholarships: Tuition-free certificates and two-year degrees through local community colleges and other local institutions.

Project Graduate: Degree completion support for adults with 80 or more college credits.

● Donovan Scholars: The Commonwealthof Kentucky offers a unique opportunity for citizens who are age 65-plus to take a select number of classes for free at any state-supported institution within the Commonwealth. Contact the institution of your choice for more information.

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