Lewis County High School

How does a student become career ready?

A career ready student is a student who is preparatory in a Career and Technical Education career major and has reached the benchmarks on WorkKeys or ASVAB and KOSSA, Industry Certification, or 4 successful years of JROTC.

For more information, please reference the KDE website http://education.ky.gov/CTE/cter/Pages/CareerReadiness.aspx

What are the requirements for Career Readiness?

In order for a student to achieve career readiness, he or she must meet the benchmarks for both academic and technical requirements. See the chart below for details regarding specific assessments associated with career readiness. Depending on which career pathway a student is in, the assessments may vary. For additional questions, please see your student’s counselor or Career and Technical Education teacher. 

Career Ready: Academic

If a student has not met the CPE benchmarks on the ACT, he or she must achieve benchmark on the ASVAB or WorkKeys.

ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)

Benchmark = 50 AFQT


Benchmark = Silver Certificate (4 or above on applied math, locating information, and reading for information) 

Career Ready: Technical

Once a student achieves preparatory status in a KDE approved career pathways, he or she will take the KOSSA and/or Industry Certificate. In addition, a student may meet the technical component by completing 4 successful years of JROTC.


Benchmark = 70

Industry Certifications

Benchmarks vary by certificate 
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