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GLI launches talent pipeline initiative to create access to career mobility

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Greater Louisville Inc. is launching the Career Acceleration Network, an initiative that will move workers from low-paying, low-skilled jobs to high-skilled jobs with family-supporting wages.

The two-year pilot program is based around a talent pipeline comprised of 15 employers from a range of industries, several educational and training providers, and workforce partners that will work together to train participants and help them advance into sustainable, long-term careers. Current career pathway offerings include business services, health care, hospitality, manufacturing and technology.

Participating employers hail from a variety of industries with open positions that vary in skill level and requirements. The jobs are divided into tiers that give participants the opportunity to develop new skills in entry-level jobs, advance within the organization, then move to a different organization in a higher-skilled role. In addition, the program will help encourage workforce participation among formerly incarcerated individuals, with several employers offering second chance opportunities.

Employers in the pipeline include:

  • Baptist Health
  • Caesars Southern Indiana
  • Galt House Hotel (AJS Hotels)
  • GE Appliances, a Haier Co.
  • Generation Tux
  • Glowtouch Technology
  • Goodwill Industries of Kentucky
  • LG&E and KU Energy
  • Louisville Geek
  • Northwest Ordinance Distilling
  • Norton Healthcare
  • Rogers Group
  • Superb IPC
  • UPS
  • voestalpine Roll Forming Co.

Entry-level positions start at $11 per hour and wages increase through the pipeline up to $31.50 per hour, with salaried positions that pay between $36,000 and $80,000 per year. In addition to employee satisfaction, employers also benefit from decreased turnover, as participants agree to a minimum tenure at each company as they gain skills to move up the ladder.

Participants will receive an individualized pathway that provides them with a clear roadmap to a higher-paying career and the necessary upskilling to move on an upward trajectory. Participants can learn more and apply here.

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