At General Butler State Park
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 24, 2014) — The Kentucky Apprenticeship Conference is scheduled from Sept. 30 to Oct. 1 at General Butler State Park in Carrollton. The Kentucky Labor Cabinet conference features leaders from business, education, government and labor backgrounds.
“Apprenticeship is a powerful tool for improving lives,” said Labor Cabinet Secretary Larry L. Roberts. “Small businesses and large companies all agree there is a skills gap across the globe, and they need the right workers for the right jobs. Here in Kentucky, it’s our goal to have a highly-skilled workforce that attracts companies from all over the world.”
In addition to Roberts, other high profile speakers include: Rep. Larry Clark from Louisville; Ken Sheridan, chair of Kentucky’s Apprenticeship and Training Council; Patrick Reardon, director of Ohio Apprenticeship; Ron Crouch, director of Research and Statistics of the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training; Mike Riley of the Kentucky Career Centers; and Torsten Langguth, plant manager of Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems.
The conference will include several seminars on key topics related to apprenticeship issues, such as apprenticeships in the future job market, the role of tax credits for registered apprenticeships, initiatives in healthcare and best practices in high-tech manufacturing.
There are more than 150 registered apprenticeship programs already in Kentucky. Registered apprenticeship offers access to 1,000 career areas, including carpenter, chef, child care development specialist, construction craft laborer, dental assistant, electrician, law enforcement agent and over-the-road truck driver