KCTCS-TRAINS is a fund designated by the Kentucky General Assembly to help companies willing to invest in workforce development for their employees. These funds are administered by KCTCS and are available through KCTCS colleges. Companies receive funding to assist with the cost of providing workforce training and assessment services to current and potential employees through KCTCS colleges.

KCTCS-TRAINS funds are distributed on a project basis and require a company cash match of 25% plus a 10% administrative fee for use of the funds.

Our Workforce Solutions staff will assist companies in developing training plans and applying for KCTCS-TRAINS funding.

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KCTCS-TRAINS Funding Quick Facts

All companies* in the Commonwealth of Kentucky are eligible for KCTCS-TRAINS funding.  KCTCS-TRAINS will support projects for:

  • existing Kentucky companies that are requiring employees to learn new skills in their jobs
  • companies that are contributing to Kentucky’s economic development

*Government agencies, non-profit organizations and educational institutions are not eligible.

Companies can apply at any time; projects are reviewed on a daily basis.
Contact your local college Workforce Solutions department to obtain more information. The college will complete the application and submit the project for approval.
No, KCTCS-TRAINS does not fund in-house training.  Bluegrass State Skills Corporation provides funding for company in-house training.
No, KCTCS-TRAINS does not pay for employee wages or on-the-job-training.  Bluegrass State Skills Corporation provides funding for on-the-job-training.
Most of the customized training programs delivered to business and industry by a KCTCS college is eligible for funding.
No, all usual and customary fees charged by the college are eligible for funding.
All projects are funded for a period of one year.
There is no limit on the number of times a company can receive funding.
Companies are required to pay 25% of the cost plus a 10% administration fee to KCTCS for use of the funds. Colleges will work with the company to identify a schedule for invoicing and companies are invoiced after services are delivered.
No, KCTCS-TRAINS will not purchase equipment for a company. Equipment may be purchased for a project but will remain the property of KCTCS-TRAINS.  The cost of the equipment is not included in the company cash match.