Kentucky Adult Education (KYAE) will launch a new brand logo July 1 for the free instructional programming it offers in all 120 Kentucky counties. “Skills U” reflects an increased emphasis on helping adults build academic and essential workforce skills for college and careers.
“Our new brand is a reflection of the reality that it is no longer enough for Kentuckians to earn just a high school or GED diploma, a reality further underscored by the implementation of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act,” says Reecie Stagnolia, vice president for adult education, Council on Postsecondary Education.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) improves connections to employment and training opportunities that lead to economic prosperity for workers and their families. For KYAE Skills U, this translates to more intentional strategies to help its students enter college and be better prepared to gain and retain living-wage jobs.
“Kentucky Adult Education Skills U will continue to provide the free instructional services that have always been offered through Kentucky Adult Education – everything from foundational academic skills and essential skills identified as critical by employers to preparation for the GED test – and beyond,” Stagnolia says. “Now, we are working more intentionally with our partners to create a seamless system that encourages Kentuckians to get the postsecondary education and sustainable employment they need.”
Kentucky Adult Education Skills U is a unit of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. The logo is available at http://kyae.ky.gov/educators/logo.html. More information about KYAE Skills U, including a listing of county contacts, is available at http://www.kyae.ky.gov.