The Kentucky Association of Colleges and Employers (KACE) has a rich history with roots that extend as far back as the 1960s. The modern-day KACE organization, however, was formed from two organizations, the Cooperative Education Association of Kentucky (CEAK), and the Kentucky College Placement Association (KCPA), each of which began in 1974. The purpose of this organization is to bring together students, educators, and employers with an interest in (1) the formal integration of a student’s academic study with work experience and (2) the student’s ultimate career employment.