The Accelerating Opportunity initiative is all about jobs, the economy, and improving opportunity for adults. This initiative is also helping drive economic recovery by helping adults get the credentials and skills they need to get and succeed in family-sustaining jobs. Kentucky’s vision is to implement a collaborative career pathways model that prepares students to be college and career ready.
Implementation of Accelerating Opportunity KY began in the spring semester 2014 at Ashland Community and Technical College. Pathways offered are Industrial Maintenance and Health Care.
Accelerating Opportunity KY is for adults who want to:
Accelerating Opportunity KY offers students:
Through Accelerating Opportunity KY at ACTC, students can receive technical training in two fields:
Industrial Maintenance classes are held at ACTC’s Technology Drive Campus, located off the Industrial Parkway (KY 67). Health Care Foundations classes are offered at our College Drive Campus.
Accelerating Opportunity is a community college initiative of Jobs for the Future, with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Kresge Foundation and the Open Society Foundations, and in partnership with Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, the National Council for Workforce Education, and The National College Transition Network. The core partners in the state are Kentucky Community and Technical College System, Kentucky Adult Education and the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training