Kentucky Work Ready Skills Advisory Committee

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Secretary Hal Heiner has announced that Ballard and Mason counties have been certified as Kentucky Work Ready Communities. Jackson, Meade and Owen counties have been certified as Kentucky Work Ready Communities in Progress.

“I am excited to announce that we now have 37 counties that have achieved Work Ready Communities certification by the Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board (KWIB) and there are 51 counties in progress to become Work Ready Communities,” Heiner said.


  The Work Ready Skills Advisory Committee, formed to review and select proposals to elevate the Commonwealth’s workforce training capacity, awarded more than $65.5 million to 25 Kentucky projects on Jan. 31 in its first round of funding.

Launched in July 2016, the $100 million Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative is aimed at developing a highly trained, modernized workforce to meet the needs of employers, grow the state’s economy and promote sustainable incomes for Kentuckians.