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Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center, JAG Kentucky to launch ‘Bus2Business Day’ Oct. 2

The Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center and JAG Kentucky (Jobs for America’s Graduates) are launching “Bus2Business Day” on Oct. 2.

The statewide initiative will focus on connecting Kentucky high school students and employers. To date, more than 100 communities have already signed up. Bus2Business Day will bring school buses full of students to local businesses to increase career awareness and promote opportunities to the future workforce.

The day is aimed to provide a chance for students to tour businesses, complete hands-on, work-based learning activities and speak directly with business leaders about the career pathways available within their organizations.

“We are thrilled to help provide an opportunity for students across Kentucky to get a close-up look at exciting career opportunities close to home,” said Beth Davisson, Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center executive director. “It is vital for employers to be engaged, and this is a perfect way for everyone to come together to help build our future workforce.”

“Throughout Kentucky, industry leaders are facing a talent crisis and are recognizing the need to view high school students as potential employees,” said JAG Kentucky President Lisa Handziak. “Collaborative efforts like Bus2Biz provide opportunities for students to explore careers, and for employers to capture the interest of future employees. The JAG KY program produces graduates who are resilient and prepared to meet the needs of Kentucky’s employers; this initiative is a natural fit our mission and we are thankful for the opportunity.”

Funding is available for schools that wish to participate. More information about financial assistance and applications can be found at kychamber.com/bus2business for schools wishing to participate.

From Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center

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