As the region's Workforce Development Board, we are responsible for driving innovation and providing guidance on workforce and education-related issues. In the past 12 months, we have:

  • Spurred development, through the KentuckianaWorks Board, of the Academies of Louisville initiative, a major reform of career and technical education in the Jefferson County Public Schools 

  • Launched Kentuckiana Builds, an initiative to train and place Louisville-area residents into the many skilled-trade jobs being created by the community’s current construction boom -- in partnership with the Louisville Urban League

  • Began improvements, including Spanish-language capability, to the Career Calculator, a valuable online tool for connecting students, parents, counselors and job-seekers with current data to guide education and career decisions

  • Started a monthly Labor Market Intelligence (LMI) e-newsletter designed for local policy-makers and business leaders 

  • Launched new and expanded initiatives to help individuals overcome barriers to employment and education, including:

    • Manufacturing Training for English Language Learners (M-TELL) program, an intensive, 3-week program to help individuals start a career path as a supervisor in manufacturing

    • Shelter Works, which focuses on providing manufacturing training for individuals experiencing homelessness

    • Project CASE, which helps people with disabilities access training and jobs in high-demand and high-growth areas

  • Developed and hosted, in partnership with 55,000 Degrees and GLI, the Power Forward summit, a day-long conference in December, 2016 where national and local experts and policymakers focused on creating a more seamless and productive transition between education and career. The 3rd annual summit -- Tomorrow's Talent -- is Dec. 8th.