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Workforce Training

Watch this video that describes the
Kentucky Skills Initiative

Training Incentives
The Kentucky Skills Network is determined to meet the needs of employers because we know keeping companies globally competitive will create new and expanded opportunities for all Kentuckians. Two programs in particular provide Kentucky companies with flexible, employer-driven skills-upgrade training.

1. The Grant-in-Aid program provides funding for worker training at Kentucky’s new and expanding companies and for skills and occupational upgrade training for workers of Kentucky’s existing companies. Qualified companies include manufacturers, service and technology companies, public hospitals and training consortia.

2. The Skills Training Investment Credit program offers state tax credits for approved training programs for existing employees of companies within the manufacturing; agricultural processing; telecommunications; R&D; health care; mining; tourism, tool & die; machine technology and transportation sectors.

The Cabinet’s Bluegrass State Skills Corporation (BSSC) accepts applications for both programs, and submits them for approval to the BSSC Board of Directors at scheduled meetings throughout the year.


Grant-In-Aid (GIA)

Skills Training Investment Credit (STIC) Program

BSSC Annual Report


Program Contacts

Josh Benton
Executive Director of Workforce Development
(502) 564-2021

Marlene Duffy
Project Manager
(502) 564-2021

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development   Old Capitol Annex  300 West Broadway   Frankfort, KY 40601
502-564-7140 (local)   800-626-2930 (toll free)