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Information Technology Services' K-12 Partnership Program seeks to actively support and benefit students from across the state of Kentucky. ITS hopes by providing engagement opportunities for students and faculty, that we can promote interest in IT careers and degrees.

Engagement Opportunities

ITS offers the following opportunities for K-12 schools and educational programs. For more information, please contact

In Class Presentations / Guest Speaking

Experienced IT professionals are available to speak on the topics of:

  • Career Development
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Data Analytics
  • Product Development & Programming
  • Cybersecurity/Internet Safety
  • Research Computing
  • Geospatial Information Services (GIS) / Mapping
  • Systems Administration/Cloud Services
  • Network Engineering
  • Digital & Constituency Relationship Management (CRM)

Competition Judge

Provide feedback & advice at the culmination of a project.

Teacher Shadowing

Bring real-world application to the classroom by having an IT professional spend a day in the classroom.

Career Day Booth

Provide an interactive display at Career Day &/or Fairs.

Teacher Externships

Help teachers stay current & learn practical applications for what they teach. Host a team of teachers for 2-3 days at our offices. Areas available:

  • Marketing & Communications
  • Customer Services
  • Data Analytics
  • Product Development & Programming
  • Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, & Policy
  • Geospatial Information Services

Job Shadowing

  • Allows students to shadow 1-2 days in a career field of their choice:
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, & Policy
  • Data Analytics
  • Product Development
  • Core Applications in the Enterprise
  • Customer Services
  • Computer Labs
  • Student Media Depot
  • Geospatial Applications
  • Network Engineering
  • Digital & Constituency Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Social Media Technology & Management
  • Data Management & Development

Field Trips

Allows students to explore multiple areas of IT in an up-close environment in half-day or full-day tours (35 students max).

Project Mentors

IT professionals are available to meet regularly over the course of a project with an individual or small group of students.

Certification Exam Mentor

Mentor students taking exams in specific area of ITS expertise.

Career Mentors

We can meet regularly over the course of the year with a small group of students, helping them explore & learn about IT career fields.

Hosting an Intern

Provide a learning experience for a student within our world, to allow them to see & participate in our industry.

Advisory Board

Provide certification and curriculum advice by recommending industry certifications & help edit curriculum to meet industry standards; while also providing practical advice on what future employers are looking for.


We are always open to new ideas to engage with K-12!