Kentucky Youth Career Center

The Kentucky Youth Career Center (KYCC) provides services for out-of-school youth ages 16-24 in six Kentucky counties—Bullitt, Henry, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble Counties—in coordination with adult education programs and numerous community partners. The program focuses on three areas:

  • Improving basic skills and achieving secondary school credentials
  • Entering and supporting the retention and completion of advanced training
  • Entering and retaining employment

KYCC serves out-of-school youth in Bullitt, Henry, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble Counties ages 16-24 who are interested in summer employment, year-round employment, or achieving secondary school credentials. Students enrolled with KYCC can participate in a job skills workshop led by our workforce coordinator and are deemed “certified work-ready” with the successful completion of a mock interview. Paid internships are available through KYCC and incentives can be earned by the youth for completing their job and education goals. KYCC youth may also be eligible for up to $4,600 in tuition, books, and other supports for up to two years.

KYCC is headquartered in Shepherdsville (Bullitt County) with an additional office in Shelbyville (Shelby County). Walk-ins are accepted as well as referrals from public school systems, adult education programs, or other community partners and agencies. To receive services, participants must be eligible under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

For more information, contact:

Shepherdsville office:
508 Buffalo Run Road, Suite 104
Shepherdsville, KY 40165
Phone: 502-543-1342
Fax: 502-543-1285

Shelbyville office:
227A Alpine Dr.
Shelbyville, KY 40065
Phone: 502-844-2119
Fax: 502-844-2800

Funding for the Kentucky Youth Career Center is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor, through the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet; administered by KentuckianaWorks (Greater Louisville’s Workforce Development Board), and operated by Goodwill Industries of Kentucky.