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Derrick Ramsey: Enhancing Kentucky’s workforce through apprenticeship; get Work Ready Skills

As Secretary of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, I am committed to finding new ways to help ensure Kentuckians are equipped with the necessary skills, education and training they need to continue enhancing the state’s workforce. Traveling across the Commonwealth, I consistently hear from parents and students about the rising cost of education. At the same time, local business...

BCTC partners with UK Advanced Eye Care, Kentucky Career Centers to provide internships

Bluegrass Community and Technical College Workforce Solutions, UK Advanced Eye Care and Kentucky Career Centers are teaming up to provide a free nine-week training and 160-hour-paid clinical experience for prospective ophthalmic assistants. This fall, students are invited to participate in a business-sponsored work-based learning project that entails 36 hours in the classroom/lab and 160 hours of paid...

Agencies offering new resources for state’s Medicaid recipients transitioning to Kentucky HEALTH

Kentucky HEALTH, the Commonwealth’s new program for certain able-bodied adults receiving Medicaid, begins on July 1, and several state agencies are working to make the transition as smooth as possible for those recipients. “We have numerous print and digital resources now available that will help the people of the Commonwealth understand and take advantage of Kentucky’s new Medicaid program,”...

LEAF initiative pilot program in three Ky counties offers on-site educational and employment services

Pilot programs in three Kentucky counties have recently begun, marking the official launch of the Library Economic Advantage Forum – or LEAF – initiative, a partnership between the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA), Kentucky Adult Education (KYAE) Skills U and the Kentucky Career Center (KCC) system. The LEAF initiative has been created to address the needs of Kentucky’s families,...

State agencies collaborate to provide employment, training opportunities to SNAP recipients

Kentuckians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and are eligible for the federally funded Employment and Training (E&T) program will now receive assistance from Kentucky Career Centers to meet education and employment training needs. To better serve the people of Kentucky, several agencies in the state government created a new system for SNAP recipients to access...