Jefferson County Public Schools & THE Academies of Louisville

JCPS is the largest school district in Kentucky and the 28th largest in the United States. To better integrate community employers and career preparation, JCPS launched the Academies of Louisville in its high schools to prepare graduates for a career or entry into an appropriate higher education program.

Higher Education

Bellarmine University

Bellarmine is a private, liberal arts college of approximately 3,300 undergraduate and graduate students. Technology-related degree programs include Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and a Data Analytics certificate.

Jefferson Community & Technical College

Jefferson Community & Technical College (JCTC) is a comprehensive community and technical college part of the state-wide community college system that serves the Greater Louisville region. Technology-related degree programs include Computer Information Technology and a certificate in Computer Support Specialist.

Indiana University Southeast

Indiana University Southeast (IUS) is the regional arm of the Indiana University system whose mission is to serve southern Indiana and the Louisville region. Technology-related degree programs include Computer Science and Informatics.

Ivy Tech Community College

The Sellersburg campus of Ivy Tech Community College is the Louisville region’s arm of the Ivy Tech Community College system based in Indianapolis. Technology-related degree programs from the School of Information Technology include Computer Science, Software Development, Server Administration, Network Infrastructure, Informatics, Information Technology Support, and Cyber Security.

University of Louisville

As a premier metropolitan university, UofL has a strong history of producing technology graduates from its J.B. Speed School of Engineering and College of Business. Technology-related degree programs include Computer Information Systems, Business Analytics, Health Data Analytics, and Computer Engineering and Computer Science.

University of Kentucky

As one of the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s land grant institutions, UK has strong ties preparing Kentuckians for jobs of the future. Technology-related degree programs include Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Communication Technology, and Data Science.

Training Programs

Code Louisville

Code Louisville is a public–private partnership program with the aim of training software developers to bolster technological innovation in the region. More than 1,000 participants have graduated from the program which involves in-person mentorships with experienced industry professionals as well as an online learning curriculum.  


Tech Louisville, a new program by KentuckianaWorks and AMPED launching Summer 2019, will prepare nearly 300 people locally to become IT Support professionals. The program will be offered at no cost to participants and will offer classroom and online learning as well as mentorship with an experienced pro while participants earn their Google IT Support Professional Certificate.

Government & Nonprofit

Louisville Metro Government/Louisville Forward

As Louisville Metro’s economic and community development agency, Louisville Forward is helping lead the charge into a 21st century tech-oriented economy, with more family-supporting jobs that are resistant to automation.


KentuckianaWorks is the Louisville Region’s Workforce Development Board which oversees a variety of programs, including Code Louisville, SummerWorks, and Reimage. KentuckianaWorks is also a key partner in the Academies of Louisville project at JCPS.

Learn more about the roles these organizations are playing in LouTechWorks.