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 50% plus a 10% administrative fee for use of the funds.
Available in 2020, companies who have not previously taken advantage of KCTCS TRAINS
funding may be eligible for funding at 75% for a period up to one year and a total
project cost up to $150,000. Our Workforce Solutions staff will assist companies
in developing training plans and applying for KCTCS-TRAINS funding.
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
companies that are contributing to Kentucky’s economic development
*Government agencies, non-profit organizations and educational institutions are not
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.
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 50% 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.