Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative

  • ​Kentucky has awarded $100 million in statewide bonds​ to 40 applicants​ through the Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative (KWRSI) to build a highly trained, modernized workforce to meet the needs of employers and promote sustainable incomes for Kentuckians. The locally driven projects were awarded during two rounds of competition in 2016 and 2017 and include all regions of Kentucky. ​

​​The initiative infuses resources to expand career and technical education facilities and upgrade equipment in those schools through local partnerships between private industry and educational institutions. The awardees have developed projects that are tailored to the workforce and industry needs of the area and include the participation of a private employer, educational agency and other interested local and regional partners. ​

The initiative was passed and funded by the General Assembly and is administered by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet with support from the Cabinet for Economic Development. It is overseen by a board that includes the secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, the secretary of the Labor Cabinet, the chair of the Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board, three employers nominated by the Governor, one member nominated by the speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives and one nominated by the president of the Kentucky Senate.​


​GENERAL INFORMATION

5/17/17 - WRSAC Meeting:​ Agenda​

5/10/17 - 5/11/17 WRSAC Meeting: Agenda​

4/20/17 - WRSAC Meeting: Agenda​

1​/31/17 - WRSAC Meeting: ​ Agenda​

12/08/16 - WRSAC Executive Committee​ Meeting: Agenda​

11/18/16 - WRSAC Meeting: Agenda​ |​ 

11/09/16 - WRSAC Meeting: Agenda |​ Video​ |​ Minutes

9/14/16 - WRSAC Meeting:​ Agenda | Video |

Executive Order | Webinar | PowerPoint​ ​

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ROUND ONE AWARDEES

Allen County Career & Technical Center

$328,700

Barren County Board of Education

$6,840,000

Bluegrass Community & Technical College – Danville

$2,736,000

Bluegrass Community & Technical College – Leestown

$3,040,000

Boone County Schools

$6,840,000

Bowling Green High School

$77,520

Brighton Center, Inc.

$227,213

Caldwell County Schools

$1,520,000

Corbin Independent Schools

$382,149

Green County Board of Education

$1,520,000

Hazard Community & Technical College

$2,888,000

Jefferson Community & Technical College

$15,200,000

Jessamine County Schools

$760,000

KCEOC Community Action Partnership

$1,824,000

KY Tech – Warren County Area Technology Center

$557,726

Lee County Area Technology Center

$30,780

Martin County Area Technology Center

$2,736,000

MMRC Regional Industrial Development Authority/Maysville CTC

$1,140,000

Nelson County Area Technology Center

$64,526

Owensboro Community & Technical College

$2,858,244

Paducah Public Schools

$3,800,000

Shelby County Schools

$3,233,049

Somerset Community College

$3,800,000

Southcentral Community & Technical College

$179,000

West Kentucky Community & Technical College

$3,040,000

ROUND TWO AWARDEES

Gateway Community & Technical College

$95,000

Logan County Schools

$932,000

Russell County Board of Education

$5,700,000

Garrard County Schools

$1,346,000

Freestore Foodbank

$267,000

Estill County Board of Education

$5,700,000

Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky

$2,690,000

Kenton County Schools

$400,000

Breckinridge County Area Technology Center

$3,325,000

Taylor County School District

$2,375,000

Adair County Board of Education

$238,000

Green River/Hart County and Caverna Schools

$3,325,000

Christian County Public Schools

$4,275,000

Washington County Schools

$763,000

Johnson County Schools

$1,710,000


FOR APPLICANTS

For more information, please contact the Education & Workforce Development Cabinet at (502) 564-0372 or workreadyskills@ky.gov​