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State innovation board plans 6 stakeholder meetings

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board (KWIB) has scheduled six Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA) state plan meetings for stakeholder and consumer input across the state from March 9-13. The proposed 2020 state plan is available for viewing online at WIOA.

WIOA is a federally-funded program that helps job seekers secure good jobs while providing businesses with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. States must have approved unified or combined state plans to receive federal funding for core programs such as workforce education and training services.

Below are the details for each stakeholder session. All times are local.

March 9, 2020
1 – 3 p.m. Eastern time
Big Sandy Community and Technical College – Prestonsburg Campus
Johnson Building, Room 102, 1 Bert T. Combs Drive, Prestonsburg
Contact: Velissa Murphy, (606) 679-8501

March 10, 2020
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Eastern time
Somerset Community College, Harold Rogers Student Commons Community Room #107
808 Monticello St., Somerset
Contact: Sara Tucker, (606) 451-6676

March 10, 2020
1 – 3 p.m. Central time
Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College – Main Campus
Building F, Conference Room, 1845 Loop Drive, Bowling Green
Contact: Amy Hurt, (270) 901-1177

March 11, 2020
1 – 3 p.m. Central time
Madisonville Community College, 200 College Drive, Brown Badgett Center, Madisonville
Contact: Grayson Hagerman, (270) 824-8562

March 12, 2020
1 – 3 p.m. Eastern time
Northeast Regional Library, Large Meeting Room, 15 Bellvoir Circle, Louisville
Contact: Tony Bieda, (703) 399-9172

March 13, 2020
10 a.m. – noon Eastern time
Bluegrass Community and Technical College – Georgetown – Scott County Campus
Advanced Manufacturing Center, Rooms 106 A, B and C, 200 Technology Court, Georgetown
Contact: Lynn Godsey, (859) 246-6648

Kentucky’s Proposed 2020 State Plan is also available for public comment. Comments will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, and must be submitted in writing through one of the following methods:

Mail to:
Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
Office of Legal and Legislative Services
ATTN: Oran McFarlan
500 Mero Street, 4th Floor
Frankfort, Ky. 40601
Email to [email protected] (please include “Public Comment for KY WIOA State Plan” in the subject line of the email)

For more information about KWIB and the state plan, visit https://kwib.ky.gov/Pages/index.aspx.