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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.

Instructional Framework Series

Instructional Framework Videos

2020-21 Professional Learning Handbook and Associated Resources

Professional Learning Resources

TABE 11-12 Transition Tool Kit with 2018 Map

KET Resources

Additional Resources

College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards

KY Skills U Employability Standards

College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards-Based Instruction

KY Skills U Common Core Standards Professional Development Materials

KY Skills U Lesson Bank


If you have questions or need assistance with PL, contact Deb McCoy at 502-892-3038 or