Kentucky has awarded $100 million in statewide bonds to 40 applicants through the Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative (KWRSI) to build a highly trained, modernized workforce to meet the needs of employers and promote sustainable incomes for Kentuckians. The locally-driven projects were awarded during two rounds of competition in 2016 and 2017 and include all regions of Kentucky.
The initiative infuses resources to expand career and technical education facilities and upgrade equipment in those schools through local partnerships between private industry and educational institutions. The awardees have developed projects that are tailored to the workforce and industry needs of the area and include the participation of a private employer, educational agency and other interested local and regional partners.
The initiative was passed and funded by the General Assembly and is administered by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet with support from the Cabinet for Economic Development. It is overseen by a board that includes the secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, the secretary of the Labor Cabinet, the chair of the Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board, three employers nominated by the Governor, one member nominated by the speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives and one nominated by the president of the Kentucky Senate.
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