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KWIB Offers Grants to Train Workers for High Growth Sections

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UPS’ operations in Louisville have already drawn numerous companies to Kentucky and the logistics area is one of five industries expected to experience high growth in Kentucky in the years ahead.

The Kentucky Workforce Investment Board (KWIB) has begun accepting proposals for grants to create industry partnerships that will encourage employers to build a talent pipeline to support five industry sectors targeted as growth industries.

The grants will range from $5,000 to $65,000 each

Information from the industry partnerships will be used to adjust education and training investments to meet the needs of the five targeted sectors, which include: automobile and aircraft manufacturing; transportation, distribution and logistics; business services and research and development; healthcare/social assistance; and energy creation/transmission.

In addition, workforce partners representing higher education, industry, economic development and community-based organizations are working together to determine what job sectors are emerging in different regions of the state and what resources need to be in place to better prepare local workforces to take advantage of those jobs.

For guidelines and to apply for the Industry Partnerships RFP, go to kwib.ky.gov. The deadline for RFPs is Oct. 10.