Workforce Resources


The Cabinet for Economic Development regularly partners with other great organizations and institutions across the Commonwealth. Below is information about some of these partners with links to contact them directly.

Education

  • Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS)
    Offers 16 colleges in 70 locations throughout Kentucky that provide excellent educational and workforce preparation options for students in the Commonwealth.
  • KY Manufacturing Career Center
    The Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center is a Louisville-based educating and training partnership that provides people with the education and training they need to seek a career in manufacturing.
  • Kentucky Public and Independent Institutions
    This site, provided by the Council on Postsecondary Education, provides links to all Kentucky colleges and universities.
  • Japanese Saturday Schools
    Japanese Saturday Schools in Kentucky help Japanese students maintain a level of proficiency equal to that of children in Japan in the major subject areas. This list provides contact information for schools.
  • Kentucky Adult Education
    KYAE programs in every county deliver academic instruction that is contextualized for the workplace. Through a comprehensive program of studies each student is provided both in-person and virtual instruction to prepare for the GED® test, the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) and the Kentucky Essential Skills Certificate (KESC), which addresses the essential soft skills needed to get a job, keep a job and advance in the workplace.

Workforce

  • Kentucky Skills Network
    Designed to be a business’ first stop for all workforce needs, the Kentucky Skills Network brings together a wide variety of resources to design custom solutions for businesses of all sizes.
  • Bluegrass State Skills Corporation (BSSC)
    Provides incentives to support Kentucky business’ efforts to help new and existing employees stay competitive through flexible, employer-driven skills-upgrade training.
  • KY FAME
    The Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (KY FAME) is a company-sponsored partnership of statewide employers who share the goal of creating a pipeline of highly skilled workers. Employers start training students while they are still in school. Students receive hands-on and classroom training that gives them access to high-paying advanced manufacturing jobs.
  • Apprenticeship Programs
    Registered apprenticeships are training programs that produceworkers for high-demand careers through hands on, on the job training. Apprentices earn a salary while learning the skills they need.
  • Work Ready Communities
    Kentucky communities are undergoing the most rigorous certification program in the nation to demonstrate their workforce quality. The criteria include high school graduation rates, National Career Readiness Certificate holders, community commitment, educational attainment, soft skills development and Internet availability.
  • Employment & Labor Laws
    Be informed about national and state labor laws through the U.S. Small Business Administration.
  • Kentucky Career Center
    With over 100 locations across Kentucky, Kentucky Career centers will serve as a single point of contact for companies to post jobs and recruit talent.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Regulations
    Learn more about Kentucky’s OSHA regulations and how to receive free health and safety training through the Kentucky Labor Cabinet.

Phone: (502) 564-7140
Email: ced.bsscgrp@ky.gov

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