Ready to Work | GCTC

Ready to Work

are you a parent who ...

  • Wants to enroll in GED classes or college at Gateway?
  • Is already enrolled in GED or Gateway classes?
  • Wants to re-enroll in college but owes a bill or has a loan in default? 
  • Wants to earn a paycheck that does not reduce certain benefits?
student and mother at kitchen table

How we can help ...

father and son looking at each other while wearing cap and gown
  • Find jobs that work around school schedules.
  • Offer support as you balance family, work and life.
  • Help to find a career that interests you.
  • Access to:
    • Daycare and transportation assistance
    • Work clothes and uniforms
    • Employment skills training

Apply for Ready to Work

Assistance for Low-Income Parents

Ready to Work (RTW) is a partnership between the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and the KY Cabinet for Health & Family Services, Department for Community Based Services.


RTW is designed to assist low-income parents that are one of the following:

  • Enrolled at a KCTCS institution
  • A former KCTCS student seeking employment
  • Working with Kentucky Adult Education or on a high school diploma
  • Have a barrier to enrolling at KCTCS, such as student debt.

RTW offers:

  • Support as you balance family, work, and school
  • Work study opportunities that do not reduce certain public benefits
  • Advocacy and mentoring
  • Access to daycare and transportation assistance
  • Employment skills training

Contact your college RTW Staff to see if you may be eligible for RTW services. Funding for this program is provided by the Kentucky Department for Health and Family Services, Department for Community Based Services.

Apply for Ready to Work

For more information, contact:
Jessica Elam 
Urban Metro Campus - TIE
516 Madison Ave.
Room 415
Covington, KY 41011 
(859) 815-7688

Denise Critchelow 
Edgewood Campus – Student Services Center 
790 Thomas More Parkway 
Edgewood, KY 41017 
(859) 442-4164

Boone Campus-CAM Building
500 Technology Way
Florence, KY 41042
(859) 442-1153