CPE wins $24.5M GEAR UP grant to boost high school completions, postsecondary opportunities for low-income students

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Gov. Matt Bevin and the Council on Postsecondary Education have announced that Kentucky has won a $24.5 million GEAR UP grant to increase the number of low-income students graduating from high school and enrolling in college or workforce training programs. Kentucky is one of only six states to receive GEAR UP funding…

Kentucky Office for the Blind and Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Centralize Services into One-Stop Office

FRANKFORT, Ky. — To further eliminate employment barriers for Kentuckians with disabilities, Governor Matt Bevin today issued an executive order streamlining the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) and the Office for the Blind (OFB) into one centralized agency offering services to individuals with disabilities. Effective Oct. 1, the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet will consolidate…