Lexington has $200,000 available for workforce grants

Lexington is now accepting applications for grants designed to support businesses in Fayette County that offer job training and certifications to promote economic development activity.

Somerset-Pulaski Co. announces expansion of inmate training program

he Somerset-Pulaski County Economic Development Authority (SPEDA) introduced an evolving initiative to grow Pulaski’s workforce while helping incarcerated men and women gain a new start on life after their release.

Kentucky experienced solid employment gains in October

Kentucky experienced solid employment gains across most major sectors in October 2019 said the UK’s Center for Business and Economic Research.

Kentucky campuses pilot employability certification for academic programs

Kentucky is the first state in the nation to pilot a certification process that ensures college graduates are ready for the workforce with essential employability skills.

Kentucky colleges note record numbers of degrees and credentials

Last year, nearly 77,000 degrees and credentials were awarded, up almost 5% from the previous and up 39% from a decade ago. These numbers help keep the commonwealth on track to meet its goal of 60% of the working population with a postsecondary credential by 2030.

Toyota to hire 400 workers at Georgetown plant

Toyota says it is adding 400 employees at a Kentucky plant with starting pay of more than $18 an hour. The Georgetown plant is the company’s largest and already employs more than 8,000.

$6+ Million in Grant Funding Announced for New Knox County Workforce Training Center

A new Work Ready Training Center is coming to Barbourville. The new center will offer trade, certificate and post-secondary education opportunities to the region for high-demand career sectors like healthcare, technology, advanced manufacturing and logistics.

Manufacturing Month highlights billions in Kentucky-made goods

Kentucky exports have seen 15% growth since 2015, up to nearly $32 billion in 2018. Those goods were sent to nearly 200 nations globally.