Recognizing that a company’s workforce is its #1 priority, the Cabinet for Economic Development is taking steps to ensure that workers in the Commonwealth are equipped with superior training and skills needed to compete in the global economy. The Cabinet partners with several organizations to ensure companies and individuals receive the workforce resources they need to be successful.

These partnerships include:

Kentucky Skills Network

A collaboration among Kentucky organizations to provide workforce solutions to businesses, the Kentucky Skills Network offers assistance with employee recruitment, customized training solutions, training incentives and skills development.

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Bluegrass State Skills Corporation (BSSC)

Kentucky offers incentives to businesses who help employees stay competitive through flexible, employer-driven skills-upgrade training.

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A statewide apprentice program combining education and actual workplace experience. KY FAME is a collaboration among Kentucky businesses and educational institutions to train the workforce of the future.

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Work Ready Scholarships

For training in certain high-demand jobs in healthcare, manufacturing, construction, logistics and IT, students can get an associate’s degree at basically no cost.

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Work Ready Communities

Kentucky communities are demonstrating their workforce quality by becoming certified that their workforce meets high standards.

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Workforce Resources

The Cabinet partners with workforce organizations and institutions across the Commonwealth.

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Phone: (502) 564-7670
Email: ced.bsscgrp@ky.gov

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
300 West Broadway
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601