Workforce Development

workforce ready laborKentucky's workforce training programs (Bluegrass State Skills Corp. and KY WINS) have been ranked in the nation's Top Five, and the Northwest Kentucky area adds even more targeted programs for employees to get the training they need to help their employers succeed.

Part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College system, Henderson Community College is the Northwest Kentucky region’s primary provider of customized training for business and industry, workplace skills assessments and professional continuing education courses approved by licensing boards. Find out more at here.

The Northwest Kentucky Training Consortium is a non-profit organization partnered with Kyndle aimed at taking our already well-prepared workforce to the next level with training focused on the job specific needs of business and industry in Henderson, McLean, Union and Webster counties.

NKTC training can cover OSHA classes, computer skills, communications, customer service, supervisory skills and more – whatever makes our businesses and industries succeed. The consortium delivers flexible, cost-effective workforce development with short- and long-term returns on investment. For more information, visit www.nktc.org.

The Career and Technical Education Unit at Henderson County High School is one of the largest CTE programs in the state of Kentucky. It is a high tech facility staffed by highly qualified instructors who prepare students for entry level positions in 21st Century careers as well as transition to post-secondary education. Among the career pathways offered are automotive technology, construction technology, health sciences, information technology, machine tool technology and welding technology.

The CTE Unit at Henderson County High School also participates in the Tech Ready Apprentices for Careers in Kentucky (TRACK) program, a partnership between the Kentucky Office of Career and Technical Education and the Kentucky Labor Cabinet that provides pre-apprenticeship opportunities to secondary students. TRACK is an industry-driven program creating a pipeline for students to enter post-secondary apprenticeship training.

For more information visit the HCHS Career and Tech Ed Unit site.

The Webster County Area Technology Center serves high school students by expanding their options as they prepare for careers or college. The area technology center recognizes its vital role in the region’s economic development strategy and provides yet another avenue for business and industry personnel to be trained.

The Webster County ATC offers technical programs in computer aided drafting, health sciences, information technology, machine tool technology and welding technology.

Both Union County High School and McLean County High School also have active and effective Career and Technical Education programs for students on the way to becoming productive employees.

Kyndle would like to thank The Gleaner and Union County First for the use of images throughout this site.