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Secretary Heiner announces Jessamine County now Work Ready
Now there are 38 Work Ready counties in the state. The list now includes Adair, Anderson, Ballard, Boone, Bourbon, Boyd, Boyle, Bullitt, Caldwell, Campbell, Carlisle, Clark, Daviess, Fleming, Graves, Greenup, Hardin, Henderson, Hopkins, Jessamine, Kenton, Madison, Marshall, Mason, McCracken, Mercer, Montgomery, Nelson, Nicholas, Oldham, Pulaski, Rowan, Shelby, Trigg, Union, Warren, Washington and Woodford
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From KY Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
FRANKFORT, KY - (Mon 2 Oct 2017) - Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner has announced that Jessamine County has been certified as a Kentucky Work Ready Community. In addition, Bath County has been certified as a Kentucky Work Ready Community in Progress.
"I am excited to announce that we now have 38 counties that have achieved Work Ready Communities certification by the Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board (KWIB) and there are 50 counties in progress to become Work Ready Communities," Heiner said.
"Everything we aspire to economically is contingent on our communities having a skilled workforce that is ready and able to fulfill the needs of employers. Earning the Kentucky Work Ready Communities certification gives counties a competitive edge when businesses are looking for a new location or want to expand in Kentucky. I encourage all communities in the Commonwealth to pursue the Work Ready designation," he said.
The Kentucky Work Ready Communities certification program from the KWIB and the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet assures employers that a local workforce has the talent and skills necessary to staff existing jobs and to master the innovative technologies new jobs will require.
To become certified, a county must gather local support and commitment and apply for the Work Ready Community designation. Counties have to meet criteria in six areas including high school graduation rates, National Career Readiness Certificate holders, demonstrated community commitment, educational attainment, soft-skills development and digital literacy.
The counties of Adair, Anderson, Ballard, Boone, Bourbon, Boyd, Boyle, Bullitt, Caldwell, Campbell, Carlisle, Clark, Daviess, Fleming, Graves, Greenup, Hardin, Henderson, Hopkins, Jessamine, Kenton, Madison, Marshall, Mason, McCracken, Mercer, Montgomery, Nelson, Nicholas, Oldham, Pulaski, Rowan, Shelby, Trigg, Union, Warren, Washington and Woodford have been designated as Kentucky Work Ready Communities since certification began in February 2012.
Counties that achieve Kentucky Work Ready status must be recertified every three years.
"The Kentucky Work Ready Communities program momentum is growing as more communities learn about the certification and how it can help them achieve a higher level of competitiveness among business and industry," said Hugh Haydon, chair of KWIB.
Counties are designated as Kentucky Work Ready Communities in Progress because they are close to meeting the Kentucky Work Ready Community criteria. To achieve this level, a county must present a viable plan to meet all of the criteria within three years. The designation shows that a community is making strides and working with its business, education, workforce and economic development leaders to set and meet common goals that will give the county an economic edge.
Applications for the certification are reviewed by a panel appointed by the KWIB. The panel recommends certification by the board for the counties that satisfy the criteria. The panel meets four times a year to review applications, which can be submitted at any time.
For more information about the Kentucky Work Ready Communities program, go to http://workready.ky.gov.
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