Kentucky Preps Workforce Through Apprenticeships, Scholarships
7 Jun 2021
While the global pandemic of 2020 brought challenges, including displaced workers and job loss, Kentucky’s leaders urged those in need of a job to take advantage of the state’s already robust workforce development programs. Early on in his administration, Gov. Andy Beshear outlined education and workforce development as key to the state’s continued economic momentum. Indeed, with several key programs from apprenticeships to scholarships, Team Kentucky is making good on its promise to raise wages and improve education and career pathways for everyone in the state — despite the challenge.
In November, the state relaunched a campaign to encourage Kentucky families to get on the path to prosperity through its Work Ready Scholarship program. In January, Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman wrote an op-ed piece discussing the state’s recommitment to the program and workers across the state in light of the pandemic.