Kentucky

Secondary CTE Enrollment

Public High Schools
232
Public High School Enrollment
189,710
High School CTE Concentrators
61,075
Total Secondary CTE Enrollment
141,364
Secondary CTE Enrollment by Race
Secondary CTE Enrollment by Gender

Postsecondary CTE Enrollment

Public Community Colleges
16
Public Community Colleges Enrollment (full & part-time)
108,182
Postsecondary CTE Concentrators
20,314
Total Postsecondary CTE Enrollment
31,306
Postsecondary CTE Enrollment by Race
Postsecondary CTE Enrollment by Gender

Technical Centers

Area Technical Centers
74

Want to Compare States?

Compare states across a variety of criteria such as Accountability, Perkins Funding, Administration and Governance, and Program Quality. Spreadsheets of the data are also available for download.

Fast Facts

CTE Secondary Concentrators
  • Graduation Rate
  • Go on to Postsecondary Education
CTE Postsecondary Concentrators
  • Earn a Postsecondary Credential, Certificate, or Diploma
  • Placed in Employment, Military Service or Apprenticeships Within Six Months
Associates Degrees & Certificates
42,016
Associate Degrees and Certificates Awarded
51.1%
of All Degrees and Certificates Awarded Statewide

State CTE Director

David Horseman
Associate Commissioner, Career & Technical Education
Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education
300 Sower Blvd 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601

Resources

Perkins Data

Perkins Eligible Agency
Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education
Funding for FY20
FY20
$19,665,870
Percentage of Funding Directed to:
Secondary
Postsecondary
Combined State Plan with Perkins and WIOA
No
Ways the Secondary CTE, Postsecondary CTE and Workforce Systems Collaborate
  • Developing joint programs of study
  • Sharing labor market information
  • Approving a common list of industry-recognized credentials
Is the State Using the Reserve Fund?
Yes
Percent of Funds Being Reserved in Total
1.9%
Percent of Leadership Funds the State Set Aside for State Correctional Institution
0.65%
Amount of Leadership Funds the State Set Aside to Prepare Students for Non-Traditional Careers
$60,000
Middle Grades That are Eligible for Perkins V Funding
5 - 8
Secondary Program Quality Indicator(s)
Postsecondary-Recognized Credentials

Postsecondary Goals

Statewide Postsecondary Attainment Goal
60% Attainment by 2030
Statewide Postsecondary Attainment Progress
49.1%

ESSA Metrics

ESSA School Quality and Student Success Indicators

Kentucky’s accountability plan includes a Transition Readiness indicator designed to measure a student’s preparedness to transition to the next level in their education and/or career. At the high school level, students can demonstrate transition readiness in one of three dimensions: academic, military or career readiness.

Opportunities for demonstrating career readiness include:

  • Achieving a benchmark score on industry certifications or earning KY Occupational Skills Standards Assessment (KOSSA) as appropriate for articulated credit, and one of the following:
  • Earning a score of B or better on 6+ hours of approved CTE dual credit courses; completing 2 CTE credits and enrolling in the next credit in a CTE program of study; completing a state-approved apprenticeship; or completing an approved process to verify exceptional work experience.

Kentucky has also identified a SQSS indicator measuring Opportunity and Access along four dimensions: rich curriculum, equitable access, school quality and whole child supports. The indicator includes required, selected and reported measures for elementary, middle and high schools. At the middle school level, required measures of rich curriculum include access to career exploration coursework, including CTE and other coursework focusing on essential skills. At the high school level, required measures of rich curriculum include students completing a career pathway in a CTE program of study and students demonstrating essential skills by earning a bronze or higher on a work ethic certification.

To earn a work ethic certification, students must:

  • Complete a work-based learning experience;
  • Participate in a CTSO, student technology leadership program, student government or other extra-curricular activity; and (to earn a silver or gold distinction) 
  • Complete a career pathway or compete in a state CTSO competition.

Kentucky also provides a menu of six measures of “whole child supports” and will allow schools to select two. One of the six included measures is the ratio of students to career counselors or career coaches.