To lead the development and implementation of a highly effective workforce development system in the ten counties of South Central Kentucky in collaboration with business, economic development, education, and community organizations in the labor market area
population of region
percent of U.S. is within one day’s drive from area
counties in south central KY
year SCWDB established
KYhirED Program Presented at Employer Outreach Event
Leaders at the South Central Workforce Development Board are hoping local employers are willing to invest in a new program aimed at helping solve some workforce issues. KYhirED is the successor to Western Kentucky University’s Learn and Earn program that placed WKU students in part-time jobs with local employers and offered the opportunity for those students to earn scholarship money.
Workforce Board Fine-Tuning Strategic Plan
The South Central Workforce Development Board bears little resemblance to the board that Robert Boone walked into as its first president and CEO in August 2017. Centered at that time primarily at the Kentucky Career Centers in Bowling Green and Glasgow, the board is now expanding its reach and solidifying its strategy for addressing the 10-county region’s workforce needs.