Workforce Development/Transfer Program
Kentucky’s Public Agenda for postsecondary education recognizes the importance of workforce education and transfer from two-year to four-year postsecondary institutions to the economic well-being of its citizens. Specifically, it calls for better preparation of graduates to meet workforce needs through partnerships with business and industry, expanded capacity for student transfer to increase degree production, and increases in student financial aid to support transfer.
The Kentucky Community and Technical College System’s Campus Action Plan supports the Public Agenda, focusing on new and improved transfer opportunities through career pathways, ensuring employability skills are incorporated into KCTCS programs, and determining and meeting workforce needs through partnerships with local, regional, and statewide business, industry, and economic development agencies.
The Workforce Development/Transfer Program (WDTP) supports public postsecondary workforce education and transfer initiatives to create a workforce that stimulates business development, creates better jobs and a higher standard of living, and facilitates Kentucky’s transition to a knowledge-based economy. The program provides funding for faculty/staff positions, student scholarships, and infrastructure to support workforce education and transfer.
State funds for the program are appropriated to the Postsecondary Workforce Development Trust Fund for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.