Do your employees have what it takes to succeed?
As a smart business leader, you are always analyzing your operations, trying to improve and asking questions. Where is your industry going? Is your company poised for growth? Do your employees (or potential employees) have the skills needed to be a part of that growth?
From frontline workers to professional and management staff, the demand for training increases as industries and companies expand.
While large corporations often develop in-house training to remain competitive, small businesses also need skilled employees. The Kentucky Career Center (KCC) can help.
Get familiar with training resources
The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provides incumbent worker training, on-the-job training, work experience, apprenticeships and Individual Training Accounts. Training is usually offered through community and technical colleges, universities, private for profit organizations and businesses. Through a variety of training programs, WIOA helps eligible individuals find self-sustaining employment.
The state is divided into 10 local workforce investment areas (LWIA), which work closely with staff members at KCC. Each area has one or more career center offices to assist individuals and to provide information about available WIOA programs and eligibility requirements. WIOA eligibility standards include age, income level, education and skills and work circumstances.
For example, someone who has been laid off or who has received notice of a layoff as a result of a permanent closure or substantial layoff at a plant may be eligible for special assistance. For more information or to find an office near you, visit our office locator
Some programs are designed especially for youth who are between the ages of 14 and 21 and have very limited income. Other programs are designed for those 18 years of age and older.
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Kentucky Career Center and its partners
KCC and its partners make convenient, free resources available to help employers find highly qualified workers. You can access our services here on this website or at any of our convenient locations around the state.
Career center offices are the focal point of Kentucky’s workforce system where workers and employers connect. The offices provide recruitment services to employers and job search and skill training services to workers. KCC offices match companies that need employees with workers who need jobs.
The Kentucky Career Center can:
- assist employers in locating qualified job applicants;
- screen and test job seekers to match their needs;
- fund eligible on-the-job training and customized training needs;
- arrange space for job interviews, and in some areas, schedule interviews via video conferencing;
- provide access to detailed labor market information for the local area, Kentucky and the nation;
- provide services to help both employer and employees when facing layoffs or other major issues;
- offer unemployment insurance information and contacts; and
- make connections with vocational rehabilitation services (for people with disabilities) and services for the blind.
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