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State to host five workforce training workshops in April across commonwealth for Kentucky industries

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 3, 2012) – The Cabinet for Economic Development’s Bluegrass State Skills Corporation (BSSC) will conduct five training sessions across the state during April. The workshops are intended to familiarize Kentucky business and industry representatives with state workforce training program guidelines.

Participants will learn about project funding limits, eligible training types, the application process, and the reimbursement and credit process for the grant-in-aid and skills training investment tax credit programs. Human resource managers, training managers, plant managers and others from BSSC-eligible firms who are responsible for employee training are encouraged to attend one of the training sessions. To determine eligibility, refer to www.ThinkKentucky.com/bssc.

“These workshops are an excellent way for Kentucky businesses to learn more about the workforce training programs the Cabinet offers,” said Robert Curry, executive director of the Cabinet’s Bluegrass State Skills Corporation. “Training Kentucky’s workforce is a vital part of furthering our economic development efforts, and we want to make sure our existing industries know how to utilize these important programs.”

Pre-registration is requested at least two business days prior to the trainings due to limited sessions and seating. Registration requests may be e-mailed to [email protected] or [email protected], and must include name, phone number, company name and location of desired training session. The following is a list of scheduled training sessions (all times are local):

Tuesday, April 10
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Lincoln Trail Area Development District
613 College Street Road
Elizabethtown, Ky.

Thursday, April 12
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
EKU-Corbin Regional Campus Classroom 219
One Pennington Way
Corbin, Ky.

Tuesday, April 17
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Carroll County Area Technology Center
1704 Highland Ave.
Carrollton, Ky.

Thursday, April 19
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Gateway Area Development District Office
110 Lake Park Drive
Morehead, Ky.

Tuesday, April 24
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Kentucky Dam Village State Park Resort
113 Administration Drive
Gilbertsville, Ky.

The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development is the primary state agency in Kentucky responsible for creating new jobs and new investment in the state. New business investment in Kentucky in 2011 totaled more than $2.6 billion with the creation of more than 13,200 new jobs. Information on available development sites, workforce training, incentive programs, community profiles, small business development and other resources is available at ThinkKentucky.com.