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More than $65.5M awarded to 25 Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative projects

Category : News | Published : Wed Feb 01 2017 | Read : 166

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 1, 2017) — The Work Ready Skills Advisory Committee, formed to review and select proposals to elevate the commonwealth’s workforce training capacity, has awarded more than $65.5 million to 25 Kentucky projects 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.

The 25 projects are spread across all 10 local workforce areas, ranging from $30,780 to $15.2 million. Projects include construction and renovation of facilities and the purchase of new equipment aimed at providing workforce training and education in Kentucky’s top five growth sectors of advanced manufacturing, transportation and logistics, business services and information technology, healthcare and construction trades...

source : http://www.lanereport.com/72931/2017/02/more-than-65-5m-awarded-to-25-kentucky-work-ready-skills-initiative-projects/