Helped Daviess County become state’s first Work Ready Community
OWENSBORO, Ky. (May 4, 2016) — Helen Mountjoy has been named director of Workforce Development and Education at the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation.
Mountjoy co-chaired with Daviess County County judge/executive Al Mattingly the EDC’s original efforts to certify the county as the first “Work Ready Community” in the commonwealth four years ago. Since then, Owensboro’s workforce was recognized as one of the best in the South by Southern Business & Development Magazine, and, working with the Owensboro Community and Technical College and a team of local businesses, the Greater Owensboro Federation of Advance Manufacturing Education program was launched to much success.
“I am excited to return to the EDC and to lead its ongoing workforce development and education efforts,” said Mountjoy. “Access to quality, skilled employees remains the number one concern of existing and new businesses. The EDC and I are committed to working with our partners to ensure that the Owensboro region has the educated and globally competitive workforce necessary to meet the needs of our business community.”