Coalition launches campaign to promote manufacturing careers in Northern Kentucky

Created by Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Development Coalition

COVINGTON, Ky. (July 1, 2015) — The Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Development Coalition (AMWDC) will launch a $110,000 marketing campaign in Northern Kentucky to promote careers in advanced manufacturing in the region, the organization announced this week. The effort is primarily being funded through a grant obtained by Gateway Community and Technical College.

In Northern Kentucky, it is projected that there will be more than 6,000 open manufacturing positions by the year 2022.

The Coalition is co-chaired by Rhonda Whitaker of Duke Energy and Mike Vogt of Mazak Corporation, and includes representatives from the Northern Kentucky Chamber, Impact NKY, Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation, Skyward (formerly Vision 2015), Gateway Community & Technical College, Partners for a Competitive Workforce, the NKADD/Workforce Investment Board, Brighton Center and the Northern Kentucky Education Council.

AMWDC’s goal is to:

  • Develop a marketing campaign to increase awareness of and enrollment in the advanced manufacturing training and education programs offered by Gateway Community & Technical College. The focus initially will be on the most in-demand positions, including advanced manufacturing technicians and enhanced operators.
  • Develop a long-term plan to raise awareness of opportunities in the field of advanced manufacturing, to change perceptions about employment today in manufacturing, and to help drive more qualified workers to apply for advanced manufacturing positions in Northern Kentucky.