Work Ready Map

Kentucky Work Ready Communities

A Kentucky Work Ready Community certification is a measure of a county's workforce quality. It is an assurance to business and industry that the community is committed to providing the highly-skilled workforce required in today's competitive global economy. Through this effort, Kentucky communities can assess their own workforce strengths and follow a process to become certified as Work Ready or Work Ready in Progress.


Why it's important

The Kentucky Work Ready Community program has the ability to transform a community. It encourages counties to take a credible inventory of the current and future workforce, identify the gaps and carry out strategies to achieve a more knowledgeable, trained workforce.

More than 70% of Kentucky's counties are Work Ready or Work Ready in Progress. ALL of Kentucky's counties have started the progress to become Work Ready.

Counties are Certified Work Ready
Counties are Certified Work Ready in Progress
Counties have submitted a Letter of Intent
Counties are in the Formative Stage

Get Involved

Click on the links below for information, criteria application forms and recertification forms.

Upcoming Deadlines


Recertification Forms