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Professional Learning

Welcome to the Kentucky Skills U professional learning website! Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014, Congress revitalized and transformed the public workforce system so that we have a stronger foundation to connect Americans of all walks of life into high-quality jobs and ensure that businesses have access to the skilled talent that will help grow their businesses. As we support WIOA’s vision, our mission in Kentucky is to promote student achievement by fostering educational excellence through quality professional learning.

Research has shown that educator quality and instructional leadership are the most important factors in raising learner achievement. For adult educators to be as effective as possible, they must continually expand their knowledge and skills to implement the best educational practices. Through KY Skills U professional learning, adult educators learn to help adult students learn at the highest levels.

Below you will find information that will support adult educators as they provide services to Kentuckians.

Professional Learning information

KY Skills U Professional Learning Handbook (coming soon)

Kentucky e-Learning Portal (CANVAS) Login

Everything You Need to Know about the College & Career Prep Team (167K PDF)



The launch of the new professional learning initiative for directors and assistant directors will be held on August 23-24, 2018 at Fairfield Inn, Frankfort. If you have questions, contact Sharon Johnston at 502-892-3029 or


Forms and other information

2018-19 Conference Attendance Approval Form (189K WORD)

2018-19 Professional Development Exemption Request Form (186K WORD)



KET Resources

-Unpacking Standards Video and Handouts
-Aligning Resources to Standards Video and Handouts
-Identifying Lead Standards
-Creating Units of Instruction