LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Lexington Public Library has partnered with the Kentucky Higher Education Authority to provide an opportunity for people to learn about higher education.

What You Need To Know

  • Lexington Public Library has partnered with the Kentucky Higher Education Authority

  • Providing opportunities to learn about higher education and career fields

  • Kevin Wilson has worked with KHEAA for nearly 5 years

  • The KHEAA RV will be outside various Lexington Public Library branches on Thursday

Kevin Wilson drives an RV full of resources around the state to educate people on higher education and career choices.

“I’ve got full internet access so you can check with your keys, money, you can apply for a FAFSA, you can apply for other scholarships. Just look up different careers,” Wilson said.

Wilson has been with KHEAA for nearly 5 years. He’s been traveling around in the RV filled with computers to help students and adults find their right career paths and learn about their options for college: discussing payment plans, student loans and more. 

“So I tell them to go back to the basics. What is it that you’re good at? What is it that you enjoy doing?” Wilson said.

There are three things key to finding a dream job, according to Wilson: Liking the work you provide, a positive working environment and fair compensation. 

“If you only have one of those you probably hate your job, you’re one of those people that is like, ‘Oh my gosh, it’s Monday. I hate Mondays really. I like all seven days of the week.’ Don’t get me wrong, I love my weekends but I love what I do,” Wilson said.

And getting others to love what they do is the motivation behind Wilson’s work. 

“This is for anybody. There are no roadblocks. Maybe detours, I’ll give you that, but there're no roadblocks in life,” Wilson said.

Anne Donworth, with the Lexington Public Library, said the Library is thrilled to partner with KHEAA, and being able to provide a location for these resources. 

“College comes in, it’s a major commitment. I mean, people get into a situation where they’ve made a huge financial investment in getting to college. Sometimes those are loans and they might get there and a couple of years later realize that that’s not really what they wanted to do,” Donworth said.

On Thursday, July 28, 2022 the locations will be:

  • Tates Creek Branch located at 3628 Walden Drive from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Eastside Branch located at 3000 Blake James Drive from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
  • Northside Branch located at 1733 Russell Cave Road from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.