Ready to Work

The Ready to Work Program serves SCC students and parents who are low income in the following sixteen counties; Adair, Casey, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Lincoln, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell, Taylor, Wayne, and Whitley in Kentucky.

We can help with:

  • Paid work experience on and off campus
  • Counseling, advising, and mentoring
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Job references and referrals
  • Job readiness, life skills, and academic success seminars

What is "Work and Learn?"

Ready to Work Program services have expanded to include adult basic education students who are working toward their GEDs and high school graduates who are brushing up on some basic skills before entering college.  RTW services are now available to adult basic education students to help make their transition to college a smooth and successful one in all of the surrounding 16 counties.

Ready to Work/Work and Learn work-study

RTW and W&L offer work opportunities both on and off campus through a work-study program.  Participants gain work experience while earning extra income that will not reduce their K-TAP checks.  The placement of work-study students in their fields of study with both private and non-profit employers helps prepare them for the workplace and often leads to full-time employment.

•Participants gain work experience and job retention skills.
•Participants earn extra income that will not reduce their K-TAP checks.
•Employers have an opportunity to recruit SCC students and graduates.

How can the Ready to Work program help you?

In addition to work-study, RTW and W&L staff can work with your K-TAP case manager to help you access resources for transportation and car repairs, child care, uniforms and work clothing, school supplies, license fees, criminal background checks and drug tests, driver’s education and a onetime $250 graduation bonus for high school, GED, or college.

If you’re interested in employment with the Ready to Work Program, please fill out an application.


808 Monticello Street
Room 132-A, B, C, D
Somerset, KY  42501


Ready to Work Coordinator
Nicole New - Room 132-B
606 451-6916
606 875-8794 Cell
606 676-9065 Fax

Work and Learn Case Manager
Amanda Vanhook - Room 132-C
606 451-6747
606 875-0633 Cell
606 676-9065 Fax