work ready labor force kentuckyWork Ready Community Program

The Work Ready Community certification program assures employers that a local workforce has the talent and skills necessary to staff existing jobs and learn the technologies new jobs require. When the program was launched by state government in 2011, Kentucky became the third state in the nation to participate in the Work Ready Community program.

To become certified, communities must gather local support and commitment and apply for the Work Ready Community designation. Counties have to meet criteria in six areas including high school graduation rate, National Career Readiness Certificate holders, demonstrated community commitment, educational attainment, soft-skills development and digital literacy.

work ready communityThe Kyndle region and its four counties have been leaders in pursuing Work Ready Community certification. Henderson County was the fourth Work Ready Community in the state. Union County has received its Work Ready certification while Webster County is on their way to becoming certified as well.

Learn more about the Work Ready Community program here.


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