Career Readiness

What is Kentucky’s definition of career readiness?

Career readiness is the level of preparation a high school graduate needs to proceed to the next step in a chosen career, whether that is postsecondary coursework, industry certification, or entry into the workforce. According to the Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE), career readiness includes core academic skills and the ability to apply those skills to concrete situations to function in the workplace and in routine daily activities. Employability skills and technical, job-specific skills related to a specific career pathway are essential in any career area.


Pike County offers KOSSA, Industry Certifications, ASVAB and ACT WorkKeys.  Beginning 2015, students will have the opportunity to also become certified in the MS Office Academy.