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.
Kentucky exports have seen 15% growth since 2015, up to nearly $32 billion in 2018. Those goods were sent to nearly 200 nations globally.
Each of Kentucky’s 10 Local Workforce Areas (LWA) is expected to have at least 33 occupations grow by 20 percent or more in the next 10 years. This growth will account for more than 280,000 total job openings.
Another shift and 400 new employees are needed at the Corvette plant in Bowling Green, bringing the total to over 1,300. The eighth generation Corvette begins production soon and there is manufacturing need for national and international markets.
The Commonwealth of Kentucky has received more than $7.1 million in AmeriCorps federal funding for 21 programs with over 900 members. Organizations are selected for grants based on their plans to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen communities.
Dippin’ Dots headquarters announced a $3.3 billion expansion, expected to create 28 new full-time jobs.
WellCare of Kentucky will be offering a new online program to help members find social services and get jobs called WellCare Works.
The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) has received a $420,000 grant from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) to participate in its Expanding Community College Apprenticeships project.
Farms to Food Banks is a public-private partnership that helps farmers recoup losses for produfce that’s unsold but good to eat.
Hemp fields in Kentucky are multiplying. So, too, is the field of hemp-related jobs — both inside and outside the agricultural sector.