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Former Kansas Labor Secretary Lana Gordon appointed Workforce Investment Commissioner

Former Kansas Department of Labor Secretary Lana Gordon has been appointed as the Commissioner of the Department of Workforce Investment within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC) effective May 16. Under the leadership of EWDC Secretary Derrick Ramsey, Gordon will lead the Department of Workforce Investment, which coordinates the state’s workforce, employment and training...

Bevin signs order consolidating adult education services, WIOA partners under one agency

In an effort to align the state’s workforce resources, Gov. Matt Bevin has signed an Executive Order placing adult education services within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC). Kentucky’s adult education services play a key role in helping Kentuckians become college and career ready by preparing individuals for the GED high school equivalency test, postsecondary education...

Kentucky Skills U, KCTCS introduce new pathway to high school equivalency diploma without testing

For the first time, Kentucky adults without a high school or GED diploma have the opportunity to earn a high school equivalency diploma without passing a test. A new Kentucky Administrative Regulation, 13 KAR 3:060, allows Kentucky Skills U to award the Commonwealth of Kentucky High School Equivalency Diploma “for credit hour completion at Kentucky Community and Technical College System institutions.”...