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GROW NKY receives $30,000 grant from Duke Energy Foundation

FORT MITCHELL, Ky. — GROW NKY will continue its work throughout the Northern Kentucky region to empower stakeholders seeking education and training opportunities to improve their futures following a $30,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation.   

A strategic collective working to leverage Northern Kentucky’s assets to grow, attract and retain a globally competitive workforce, GROW NKY (Growing Regional Outcomes through Workforce) has been awarded the funds from Duke Energy Foundation’s Powerful Communities program.

The program makes strategic investments to build powerful communities where natural resources thrive, students can excel, and a talented workforce drives economic prosperity for all. The Foundation annually funds more than $30 million to communities throughout Duke Energy’s seven-state service area. 

GROW NKY will use the funds to further three initiatives: 

  • GROW NKY will look to increase the transparency of the credential marketplace with the Credential Engine/Credential Registry, which will empower stakeholders with the information needed to make informed decisions on a variety of credential programs. Through this platform, users will be able to identify and compare multiple options for education and training across providers through a single point of access. 
  • The development of a single website/portal for GROW NKY, along with improved messaging and marketing, to bring the full landscape of regional work into view while supporting stakeholders through access to important resources, including the Internship Toolkit, Employer Resource Guide and MyCareerE3. 
  • The establishment and strengthening of shared metrics across GROW NKY through an online public dashboard as part of the website/portal.

“Since its launch, GROW NKY has evolved into a collective of more than 75 partners on both the supply and demand side of the workforce ecosystem. Many thanks to partners like Duke Energy that continue to invest in the work that connects our community to opportunities and our employers to a deep well of talent,” said Leisa Mulcahy, GROW NKY Vice-President, Workforce.

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