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A 1998 task force concluded that adult illiteracy was “a fundamental barrier to every major challenge facing the state” – from education reform and economic development to its citizens’ basic health and well-being.

Recognizing the hindrance that an undereducated workforce has been on the state’s economy, Kentucky’s leaders moved aggressively to make adult education a top priority.

The Kentucky Adult Education Act passed by the 2000 General Assembly created a partnership with the Council on Postsecondary Education, increased funding and set the stage for dramatic improvements in the educational status of adult Kentuckians who lack a high school diploma, function at low levels of literacy or want to learn English.

The Council on Postsecondary Education’s 2016-2021 Strategic Agenda for Kentucky Postsecondary and Adult Education focuses on three urgent priorities—opportunity, success and impact.  Kentucky Adult Education (KYAE) Skills U is responsible for Policy Objective 4 under college readiness.

KYAE Skills U Legislation - A page dedicated to Kentucky Adult Education legislation.

KYAE Skills U Profile (1,558K PDF) A quick glance at who we are, what we do, why we do it, who we serve and how we are doing.



Kentucky Adult Education
Council on Postsecondary Education
1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 250
Frankfort, KY 40601


(502) 573-5114 


(502) 573-5436