FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 23, 2017) — Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner will host a news conference at 11 a.m. Wednesday to discuss a new outreach campaign aimed at promoting the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship to Kentuckians. The conference will be held at UPS Airlines Global Operations Center in Louisville.
The scholarship, announced by Gov. Matt Bevin in December, provides financial aid for eligible Kentuckians who have not yet earned at least an associate’s degree. Through the WRKS, eligible Kentuckians can receive funding to study for certifications in any of the following high-demand fields of work:
• Advanced Manufacturing
• Business and IT
• Construction Trades
• Transportation and Logistics
The scholarship will provide tuition for up to 32 credit hours for certifications in careers such as welding, machining, web programming, accounting/record keeping, HVAC installation, construction trades, practical nursing, radiography, automotive trades and supply chain management.
Also during the news conference, Dr. Jay Box, president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System will discuss the scholarship program as 16 of the 21 participating colleges and universities are part of the KCTCS system. Additionally, UPS Air District Vice President Joe Boyle will discuss UPS’s related workforce initiatives and unveil a new UPS bus wrap highlighting education programs for UPS employees they will see as they are transported to UPS Worldport work stations.
WHAT: News conference announcing outreach campaign
WHEN: May 24, 2017, 11 a.m. (ET) Please arrive by 10:45 a.m. for security check-in
WHERE: UPS Airlines Global Operations Center, 825 Lotus Avenue, Louisville
WHO: Secretary Hal Heiner, Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet; Dr. Jay Box, President, Kentucky Community and Technical College; Joe Boyle, UPS Air District Vice President