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 Workforce Initiatives

KentuckianaWorks invests millions of dollars in providing workforce education and training for area residents.  
Our workforce initiatives include:


Kentucky Career Center Services

Kentucky Career Center services can help the region's job seekers and career changers build a resume, find education and job-training opportunities and connect to a better job. Click here for more about our career services in the KentuckianaWorks region of Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties. 

Kentucky Youth Career Center Locations

There are three Kentucky Youth Career Center offices in the KentuckianaWorks region: one in Jefferson County, one in Bullitt County and one in Shelby County. These youth career centers serve young adults in skills training, career exploration, academic support and finding jobs. As part of the academic support, youth work to increase their TABE scores and to attain their GED or high school diploma. Youth specialists help customers enroll in advanced/ postsecondary training such as college and short-term skills training. 

Kentucky Youth Career Center in Louisville
Operated by the Jefferson County Public Schools Adult and Continuing Education program, the center helps yiouth and young adults age 14-24 search for jobs, research job trends and other occupational information, complete career-interest assessments, build resumes, compose cover letters and much, much more.

Click here for photos of some recent GED graduates. Find out more about the Jefferson County program and read about the experiences of two young adults who have received assistance with college through programs at the Youth Career Center by clicking here.

For more information, call (502) 574-4115 or visit WeAreKYCC.org.. This Kentucky Youth Career Center is located at 612 S. 4th St., 4th floor, Louisville. Walk-ins are welcome Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Kentucky Youth Career Center in Bullitt County
Operated by Goodwill Industries, this Kentucky Youth Career Center offers career, leadership, educational and personal development services to Bullitt County youth between the ages of 16 and 24 to help them achieve their goals.

More information is available at (502) 543-1342 or visit WeAreKYCC.org.. This Kentucky Youth Career Center is located at 505 Buffalo Run Road, Suite 104, Shepherdsville, KY 40165. You can talk with a youth specialist Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment. Find out more about the Bullitt County program and read about the experiences of two GED graduates by clicking here.

Kentucky Youth Career Center in Shelby County
Youth specialists from the Bullitt County office also work with young adults, age 16-24, in Henry, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties from a satellite office in Shelbyville. The same career, leadership, educational and personal development services are available through this office.

The office is located at 227A Alpine Dr., Shelbyville, KY 40065. Call (502) 844-2119 for information or visit WeAreKYCC.org. and to set up an appointment with a youth specialist. 


KentuckianaWorks College Access Center

KentuckianaWorks College Access Center (KCAC) is a one-stop center focusing on college access. Last year, it provided financial aid, educational and career counseling services to more than 4,600 adults and youth in the Louisville area and southern Indiana. Free services include assistance in completing financial aid forms, career assessments, help in selecting a postsecondary institution, counseling to rehabilitate defaulted student loans, Internet use for college information and scholarship searches and computer use to prepare for the ACT and SAT.

Visit the KCAC website

KCAC locations:

  • Jefferson Education Center, 200 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY (502) 584-0475
  • Clark County Middle/High School, 2710 E. 10th Street, Jeffersonville, IN (502) 584-0475


Power of Work

Power of Work is a program for individuals who are on Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and who are interested in obtaining pre-employability and job-search skills needed to enter or re-enter the workforce. Customers are assisted with obtaining employment and supported as needed to help with job retention. KentuckianaWorks partners with Goodwill Industries of Kentucky to operate this program. Customers are referred to Power of Work through the Kentucky Department of Community Based Services.

Power of Work serves residents in Jefferson County from its office in the Heyburn Building, 332 W. Broadway, Ste. 1000, in downtown Louisville. Click here to see photos of customers -- and their supervisors -- who have completed workforce readiness classes and found employment.

From July 2015 to June 2016, the Power of Work program heloed 318 former welfare recipients gain employment. 

Additional KentuckianaWorks Workforce Initiatives

Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center
The Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center is a one-stop resource in the Greater Louisville region for manufacturers and for job seekers interested in working in manufacturing. 

Since it opened in May 2013, the KMCC has placed more than 975 people in good jobs 

The center is located on the campus of the Airport Industrial Center in South Louisville, 160 Rochester Dr., Building W, Suite 115B, Louisville, Ky.  The center offers manufacturing skills training programs and English as a Second Language classes. 

Code Louisville
Code Louisville is a way to learn cutting-edge skills and advance your career. Code Louisville offers free training to prepare people for computer software coding jobs. 

Code Louisville courses last 12 weeks and cover topics such as front-end Web development, back-end Web development and mobile development. Code Louisville  usesTreehouse, an online video and interactive learning platform, for its training.

You’ll be ready to meet a market full of local employers desperate to hire new programmers, as well as get placement assistance to help you meet the right employer. Code Louisville hosts job fairs for graduates where you’ll meet employers looking for talented people like you! Click here to learn more about the free computer software coding training program.

Kentucky Health Career Center
The Kentucky Health Career Center opened in the fall of 2015 to serve job seekers interested in healthcare careers, healthcare professionals and healthcare employers in the KentuckianaWorks seven-county region. The center is located at 746 S. 5th St. in downtown Louisville (at the corner of 5th and York Sts.; one block south of Broadway. The center's services and programs include career assessments, career advice for entering the healthcare field, training for in-demand occupations in healthcare, job leads and referrals for job seekers and work-based learning opportunities. 

Click here to learn more about services at the Kentucky Health Career Center.  

The Kentucky Health Career Center also offers services for healthcare employers seeking qualified job candidates. Center staff can assist with talent searches for healthcare positions, pre-screen candidates and make referrals, provide career counseling services and customized training for current employees and coordinate job fairs. Click here to learn more about the center’s employer services.

The center is a partnership between KentuckianaWorks and the Health Careers Collaborative of Greater Louisville. The Collaborative is a regional health professions collaboration involving local health industry organizations, secondary, postsecondary and higher education institutions, community-based organizations and healthcare providers. 

REimage program
The REimage program provides a second chance to youth and young adults who are involved with the court system, helping break the systemic cycle of violence, build stronger families and neighborhoods and create a pipeline of motivated employees for businesses.

REimage is a city program funded by Mayor Greg Fischer and the Metro Council that is part of the Office for Safe & Healthy Neighborhoods and operated by KentuckianaWorks, the Workforce Development Board for the Louisville region.

REimage is free of charge to youth and young adults between the ages of 14 (and in the 9th grade) and 24. Adult mentors and case managers work directly with the young people helping them stay in school, further their education, get a job, navigate the court system and address drug and alcohol issues.

REimage also connects participants to restorative justice projects, community service projects, short-term occupational training and leadership development workshops. REimage is a critical part of the city's overall strategy to break the cycle of violence by intervening in the lives of young people who have already been in trouble or are at high risk of getting in trouble.

In its first year after being launched by Mayor Fischer in late 2015, REimage worked with 109 youth. Of those program participants, 52 were placed into jobs, 10 entered college or postsecondary training and 45 completed workforce education. During 2016/2017, REimage will work with 250 young people.

Mayor Fischer started REimage to build on the work of two federally-funded programs known as Right Turn and Right Turn 2.0 which began in 2014.  


Workforce and Education Resources

State of the Louisville Regional Labor MarketFourth Quarter 2016
Relevant, current data about the job market, education/skills needed for in-demand jobs and wages

Career Pathways charts
Current, local data about job opportunities and career pathways in six job sectors for First Quarter 2016

The Career Calculator

This new interactive online tool provides career and education data for the Louisville area to help students, job-seekers and career-changers make informed decisions

Archived copies of the State of the Louisville Regional Labor Market reports

Data about the job market, education/skills needed for in-demand jobs and wages in quarterly reports back to July 1, 2014

Part of the Kentucky Career Center Partnership