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

Where will a new path take you?

Ready for Your Comeback?
AARP Kentucky Volunteer Ambassadors are ready now to help you find your next learning path!

AARP Kentucky volunteers are 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 show 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.

Tens of thousands of Kentuckians, we call "Kentucky Comebackers" want to advance their degree or credentials. AARP volunteers 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!

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.
Connect with Kentucky Skills U and Start Your GED - Today!
🔴Text MyGED to 74700 to connect with the KY Skills U center near you.
🔴Connect with Kentucky Community & Technical College System -1-877-528-2748.

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


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 Available in Kentucky:
🔴 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.
🔴 GEDPLUS: KCTCS and KY Skills U (formerly adult education) have partnered to bring you an innovative GED® program where you can co-enroll in both Skills U and short-term KCTCS classes and earn your GED® plus a college certificate tuition-free.


🔴 Kentucky Work Ready Scholarships: Tuition-free certificates and two-year degrees through local community colleges and other local institutions.
Call 833-711-WRKS or go to for more information.

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

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

Download Printable KYCombackers informational brochure: KYComebackers Public Information (PDF)
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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.

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

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