Do you receive Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program (K-TAP) benefits? Are you a current HCC student or do you plan to enroll in the future? You may be eligible for the Ready to Work program. Do you need to work while attending HCC? There are job opportunities in your college major. Currently, there are many satisfied students who are currently working in various jobs on and off campus.
The Ready to Work program is a partnership between the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. The program is designed to move individuals from welfare to the workplace. Ready to Work assists students who are recipients of K-TAP.
Ready to Work provides career assessment, skills attainment, life skills, plus a wide array of counseling, advising and mentoring services. Workshops are conducted throughout the year that are geared toward the needs of those students who are enrolled in the program. The most frequently requested workshops include: employability skills, budgeting, parenting, and study skills.
In addition, Federal Work Study (FWS) is an important component of the Ready to Work program. In order for a Ready to Work student to qualify for a Federal Work Study position, he/she must complete new employee paperwork which includes a background check. Ready to Work students must maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA to participate Federal Work Study. Students are placed in appropriate work sites on or off campus. After a site is selected, the student must complete a job application and interview with the potential employer. Work Study students are paid by the Ready to Work program; there is no cost to the participating employer.
Joyce Boren, Ready to Work Coordinator
Office: Hopkinsville Campus, Academic Building, Room 16
Phone: (270) 707-3917
Contact: Joyce Boren