Five counties earn Work Ready certification from Education and Workforce and Development Cabinet

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner announced Friday that Barren and Taylor counties have been certified as a Kentucky Work Ready Communities. In addition, Harlan, Laurel and Scott counties have been certified as Kentucky Work Ready Communities in Progress. “Everything we aspire to economically is contingent on our communities having a skilled workforce that...

State has $2 million in federal funds available for grants to local workforce development boards

The Kentucky Department of Workforce Investment and Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board (KWIB) are making $2 million in funding available to local workforce development boards for three types of grants to support innovative workforce services. The deadline to submit proposals is Dec. 30, 2017. These grants are designed to channel federal workforce funds to help Local Workforce Development Areas...

Heiner announces six newest ‘Kentucky Work Ready Communities;’ seven more in progress

Secretary Hal Heiner Friday announced that Adair, Bourbon and Caldwell counties have been certified as Kentucky Work Ready Communities. Breckenridge, Casey, Crittenden, Knox, Magoffin, Owsley and Whitley have been certified as Kentucky Work Ready Communities in Progress. Hal Heiner “I am excited to announce that we now have 32 counties that have achieved Work Ready Communities certification by the...

All 120 Kentucky counties engaged in Work Ready program; more than half have achieved certification

The state’s Work Ready Communities program has engaged all counties to strive to meet workforce development goals – “a key factor that will dictate Kentucky’s ability to attract jobs of the future and ensure Kentucky’s prosperity,” Gov. Steve Beshear announced at the annual conference of county judge-executives. The Kentucky Work Ready Communities certification...