Funds will assist long-termed unemployed
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 26, 2014) — Kentucky will receive a $6,174,556 U.S. Department of Labor grant to create and expand job training programs for laid-off workers.
“Equipping workers with the relevant skills that Kentucky’s employers require is vital to the success of the commonwealth’s long-term prosperity,” said Gov. Steve Beshear. “These funds will help Kentucky’s workforce development system deliver critical work-based learning and training to hundreds of unemployed Kentuckians.”
The grant, awarded to the Kentucky Career Center in the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, will fund the Kentucky Career Center Get Opportunity program.
Funds will be used for on-the-job training, customized training, apprenticeships, and to provide services such as coaching, counseling and direct job placement to help connect laid-off workers, including the long-term unemployed, with available jobs.
In addition to expanding work-based learning strategies, funds will be used to further develop and strengthen partnerships between workforce and industry organizations and align services with other federal, state and local programs.