Posts with the category “opportunities-activities”

Public Comment on Regional and Strategic Plan Draft
by Melissa Thompson on October 9th, 2019
The WKWB is formally opening a 14 day comment period for anyone that wishes to read the plan and make comments.  The final day that comments will be received is Wednesday, October 23, 2019.All comments must be submitted in writing to: [email protected] with the commenter’s contact information listed on the comment.For additional information on the WKWB or its activities, please send a written re...  Read More
Briggs & Stratton Rapid Response Information
by Melissa Thompson on September 11th, 2019
The Kentucky Career Center partners will join in a Rapid Response Activity to assist individuals from Briggs and Stratton in Murray who are being laid off through no fault of their own. A variety of local, state and federal programs to assist with re-employment and career assistance will be presented to the workers. Dates will be shared.  Read More
WKWB Executive Committee Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on September 10th, 2019
An Executive Committee Meeting will be held Wednesday, September 18 at 10 am at the Renaissance Center located at 49 Jefferson Street in Cadiz, KY.  To RSVP, contact Cindy Massie at [email protected] or call (270) 886-9484....  Read More
Kentucky Career Pathways
by Melissa Thompson on September 9th, 2019
There are numerous career pathways within Kentucky’s five high-demand industry sectors. Learn more about the education and experience needed to get jobs in these sectors, the average pay and the projected number of job openings over a five-year period....  Read More
Public Comment on Regional & Strategic Plan Draft
by Melissa Thompson on September 6th, 2019
The WKWB is formally opening a 10 day comment period for anyone that wishes to read the plan and make comments.  The final day that comments will be received is Monday, September 16, 2019.All comments must be submitted in writing to: [email protected] with the commenter’s contact information listed on the comment.For additional information on the WKWB or its activities, please send a written req...  Read More
Fort Campbell to Our Workforce
by Melissa Thompson on August 15th, 2019
Join Madisonville, KY for a Community Meeting on Thursday, August 29th at 9:00 am at Madisonville Community College located at 2000 College Dr, Madisonville, KY 42431.  The meeting will be led by Duane Soumis, Transition Services Manager, Soldie for Life Transition Assistance Program; Eric Horton, Workforce Partnership Director, Campbell Strong; Derek Poor, Veterans Transition Liaison, West Kentuc...  Read More
Western Kentucky Reentry Council Expungement Expo
by Melissa Thompson on August 8th, 2019
The WESTERN KENTUCKY REENTRY COUNCIL is hosting an EXPUNGEMENT EXPO on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 from 10AM-1PM at the Livingston County Extionsion Office located at 803 US HWY 60 E in Smithland, KY....  Read More
Careers In Demand
by Melissa Thompson on July 30th, 2019
To highlight opportunities in the workplace, KET and the Kentucky Department of Workforce Investment have created In Demand, a collection of videos focusing on high-demand career sectors— manufacturing, construction, business & IT, logistics & transporta­tion, and healthcare—in which there are currently thousands of job vacancies....  Read More
Coffee with First Responders
by Melissa Thompson on July 17th, 2019
A FREE event "Coffee with First Responders" will be held Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 10 am at the Kentucky Career Center - Hopkinsville located at 110 Riverfront Drive in Hopkinsville. Come find out about the criteria, eligibility and hiring processes to become a police officer, firefighter, & paramedic....  Read More
Resource & Expungement Expo
by Melissa Thompson on July 16th, 2019
A Resource & Expugement Expo will be held Monday, October 7, 2019 from 1 - 4 pm at JobNet Career Center located at 755 Industrial Road in Madisonville.Agency program and training opportunity information will be available.  Second-chance employers will be on-site.  Meet with local attorneys.  Free record checks will be provided by the Division of Reentry Services.For more information, contact Molly...  Read More
WKWB Board Meeting August 22, 2019
by Melissa Thompson on June 18th, 2019
Please mark your calendars for the next West Kentucky Workforce Board Meeting on August 22, 2019.  If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Cindy Massie @ [email protected] or at (270) 886-9484.  Thank you for your interest in the WKWB and its activities....  Read More
Public Comment on 2019 WKWB Local Plan
by Melissa Thompson on June 13th, 2019
The West Kentucky Workforce Board (WKWB) operates under the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA), Public Law 113-128.  Section 108(a) of the WIOA requires local boards in partnership with the appropriate Chief Local Elected Officials to develop and submit a four-year Local Comprehensive Plan to the Governor.  It must identify and describe the policies, procedures, and local activities car...  Read More
What's Your Next Move?
by Melissa Thompson on April 22nd, 2019
Individuals ages 18-24 who are not in school living in Hopkins, Christian, Crittenden, Livingston, Lyon, Muhlenberg or Todd counties are invited to attend an event titled What's Your Next Move?The event will be held Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 11 am to 1 pm & 3 pm to 5 pm at 150 School Avenue Madisonville, KY.  For more information call (270) 824-1761.Free training is available to those who quali...  Read More
Western Kentucky Reentry Council Resource
by Melissa Thompson on April 22nd, 2019
The Western Kentucky Reentry Council has organized a Resource & Expungement Expo on May 28, 2019 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Carr Street Community Center located at 414 Carr Street Fulton, KY 42041.The Western Kentucky Reentry Council is dedicated to helping the justice-involved population.  We strive to help these individuals reintegrate into our local communities by promoting successful reentry th...  Read More
West Kentucky Workforce Board Meeting June 11, 2019
by Melissa Thompson on April 18th, 2019
Please mark your calendars for the next West Kentucky Workforce Board Meeting on June 11, 2019 at 10 am at Lake Barkley State Resort Park, 3500 State Park Rd, Cadiz, KY 42211.  If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Cindy Massie at (270) 886-9484 or at [email protected] Thank you for your interest in the WKWB and its activities....  Read More
Request for Proposal for Fiscal Agent / Subrecipient Services for Program Year July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
by Melissa Thompson on April 10th, 2019
The West Kentucky Workforce Board (WKWB) and the West Kentucky Local Elected Officials Workforce Consortium released a Request for Proposal (RFP) on April 10, 2019 for Fiscal Agent/Subrecipient Services under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act for Program Year July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020, which will allow an organization to serve as the local fiscal agent/grant subrecipient for the disbursal of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds awarded the West Kentucky Local Workforce Development Area for program management/support.  Read More
Campbell Strong Workforce Partnership Grand Opening Celebration
by Melissa Thompson on March 19th, 2019
A Grand Opening Celebration took place Monday, March 18, 2019 to comemorate the opening of the Campbell Strong Workforce Partnership Transition Center.  The center is located at 101 Ringgold Road in Clarksville, Tennessee.  It is a collaboration and partnership between the West Kentucky Workforce Board and the Northern Middle Tennessee Workforce Board, which both straddle the KY-TN state line.  Th...  Read More
Madisonville Military Day 2019
by Melissa Thompson on March 12th, 2019
We love Madisonville, Kentucky, so much that we call it “The Best Town on Earth.”  We would love to bring current military here for a day to see if you might love it, too.  We want to take you to lunch and dinner.  We want to show you some of our great places to work, study and play.  We want to introduce you to some of our great citizens like you.Please register for Madisonville Military Day, Jun...  Read More
Community Resource Roundtable
by Melissa Thompson on March 8th, 2019
Muhlenberg Alliance for Progress and the West Kentucky Workforce Board invites you to a “Community Resource Roundtable” for a briefing to explore the myriad of local, state and federal resources available to assist with the economic and workforce conditions of Muhlenberg County and the citizens affected by the recent announcement of the Paradise Coal Plant closure....  Read More
Campbell Strong Workforce Partnership Grand Opening Celebration
by Melissa Thompson on March 5th, 2019
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WKWB Veterans Transition Liaison Speaks to Madisonville Noon Kiwanis Club
by Melissa Thompson on February 27th, 2019
Derek Poor, WKWB Veterans Transition Liaison, visited Madisonville on February 22 to speak at the Madisonville Noon Kiwanis Club on how the workforce board is assisting transitioning military, veterans and spouses with finding high demand/high wage occupations in the region.  He also gave some insight on how communities can take part in reaching out to these individuals in hopes to keep them in th...  Read More
Coffee with First Responders
by Melissa Thompson on February 5th, 2019
Coffee with First Responders is a networking event hosted by the Kentucky Career Center - Hopkinsville for individuals to meet and talk with First Responders in an effort to learn more about what it takes to become one. For more information, contact the Career Center at 270-889-6509.  Read More
What's Your Next Move
by Melissa Thompson on February 5th, 2019
Interested in short term customized training opportunities? Don't have the money to pay for it? Come talk with us and we can provide financial assistance to start your career!  Read More
2019 Regional Entrepreneur Conference
by Melissa Thompson on January 28th, 2019
Hopkinsville Community College is committed to entrepreneurial development as an essential component of economic growth and workforce solutions. To enhance and expand our efforts, we are working with our business, industry and economic development partners throughout the region to host a conference for entrepreneurship, Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 8:30am-2:30pm. The conference includes breakfast and lunch, and promises to be an enriching experience for entrepreneurs of all stages, as well as their service providers.  Read More
Help Us Prepare our Students for the REAL World of Work
by Melissa Thompson on January 14th, 2019
2018-2019 Recommended Certifications for Career Technical Education CertificationsTo meet employer demands, we survey employers on a yearly basis to ensure Kentucky's students are receiving the proper training and certifications relevant to your ENTRY - MID LEVEL hiring needs. Please complete the below survey for your industry to assist us in preparing our high school students for the world of wor...  Read More
WKWB Board Meeting January 15, 2019
by Melissa Thompson on December 27th, 2018
Please mark your calendars for the next West Kentucky Workforce Board Meeting on Tuesday, January 15, 2-019 at 10:00 a.m. at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park Convention Center. Additional information will be sent closer to the meeting date. Thank you for your interest in the WKWB and its activities....  Read More
Caldwell County Regional Career Center Ribbon Cutting
by Melissa Thompson on December 13th, 2018
The Caldwell Regional Career Center is had a ribbon cutting and open house ceremony Thursday, December 13.  The new career center will provide students with the opportunity to explore new skills and career fields while they are still in high school.  We are so excited to work with local schools and employers to continue building our workforce in the West Kentucky Region!...  Read More
Kentucky HEALTH has been reapproved and is scheduled to begin on April 1, 2019.
by Melissa Thompson on November 20th, 2018
Commonwealth of KentuckyCabinet for Health and Family Services FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  CMS Reapproves Kentucky HEALTH Program to begin on April 1, 2019, PATH Community Engagement will roll out regionallyFRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 20, 2018) – The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) announces that the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Se...  Read More
West Kentucky Workforce Board Meeting on October 25, 2018
by Melissa Thompson on October 25th, 2018
Kentucky Department of Workforce Investment Commissioner Ray Leathers attended the West Kentucky Workforce Board Meeting on October 25, 2018. Commissioner Leathers met with board members, partners and staff to discuss local activities following the meeting. The next West Kentucky Workforce Board of Directors meeting will be on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Kentucky Dam Village Convent...  Read More
USDOL Award to Fort Campbell Strong Workforce Partnership
by Melissa Thompson on October 22nd, 2018
On October 22, 2018, the West Kentucky Workforce Board and the Northern Middle Tennessee Workforce Board held a funding presentation to announce the U.S. Department of Labor’s $7.76 million award to assist transitioning military and their spouses. The funding presentation included special guests and speakers including: Tennessee Department of Labor Commissioner Burns Phillips, Kentucky Education &...  Read More
Entrepreneurship & Workforce in a Rural Community Conference
by Melissa Thompson on October 18th, 2018
Workforce staff attended the Entrepreneurship & Workforce in a Rural Community Conference on October 18, 2018 at Madisonville Community College. Dr. Larry Cox, with Pepperdine University, was the keynote speaker at the event. Mr. Cliff Yager, the O2O Installation Manager at Fort Campbell and Mr. Reggie Ordonez, who is the Director for Pathway's Veterans Business Outreach Center, were invited by WK...  Read More
Muhlenberg County High School 2018 Career Day
by Melissa Thompson on September 21st, 2018
WKWB staff attended the 2018 Career Day event at Muhlenberg Co. High School on September 21st. Staff spoke with juniors and seniors regarding local career opportunities and students’ plans upon graduation. Many students expressed an interest in pursuing careers in teaching, nursing, welding, construction, heavy equipment operation, marine biology, military, and optometry, just to name a few. Stude...  Read More
Secretary Ramsey Visits Western Kentucky
by Melissa Thompson on September 14th, 2018
Secretary Derrick Ramsey of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet visited Paducah and Hopkinsville Career Centers in July in an effort to learn more about the career centers and their impact on the citizens of Kentucky. He also met with WKWB Board Members, Business Representatives and Education Leaders to discuss Work Ready Initiative Project Reports and Discussions. ...  Read More
Filling the Gap: A Summit on Meeting Rural Workforce Needs Conference
by Melissa Thompson on August 30th, 2018
On August 30, 2018, over 70 individuals attended the Filling the Gap: A Summit on Meeting Rural Workforce Needs conference, which was held at Madisonville Community College. This event was hosted by the Madisonville-Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation in partnership with International Economic Development Council, Madisonville Community College, and the West Kentucky Workforce Board. T...  Read More
Work Ready Kentucky Scholarships
by Melissa Thompson on July 12th, 2018
The Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship helps Kentuckians who have not yet earned an associate's degree afford an industry-recognized certificate or diploma.Determine your eligibility for the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship. To be eligible, you must:Be a U.S. citizen or permanent residentBe a Kentucky residentBe a high school or GED graduateHave not earned an associate’s degree or higherPick an occupa...  Read More
Transitioning Military & Veterans Tour Local Industries
by Melissa Thompson on July 9th, 2018
Metalsa is a global company with more than 60 years of experience in the automotive industry, who manufactures safe and sustainable products for people around the world, and is seeking to minimize environmental impact through innovation in their processes and products. Today, Metalsa hosted a tour for transitioning military, veterans, and community partners from Kentucky & Tennessee. It was a priv...  Read More
Governor Matt Bevin's Kentucky HEALTH Summit
by Melissa Thompson on May 30th, 2018
Kentucky HEALTH is the Commonwealth's new health and well-being program for some adults and their families.  Some people will receive their Medicaid benefits through Kentucky HEALTH.  HEALTH stands for "Helping to Engage and Achieve Long-Term Health."  WKWB staff were on hand for the governor's kick-off summit in Louisville on May 30, 2019 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.  For more infomation on...  Read More
Fort Campbell Represented in Washington, DC
by Melissa Thompson on February 28th, 2018
On February 28, 2018, Marc Quesenberry, WKWB Veterans Liaison, was among over 50 community leaders from both Christian County, KY and Montgomery County, TN who visited our Congressional delegation, the Department of the Army, and the Department of Labor  in Washington, DC.  Marc shared the programs/successes we bring to military transitioning from Ft. Campbell into civilian jobs....  Read More
KET Interviews Members & Staff of the WKWB
by Melissa Thompson on November 7th, 2017
On October 10, 2017 Kentucky Educational Television’s Renee Shaw (KET) interviewed members and staff of the West Kentucky Workforce Board and leadership from the Soldier for Life, Transition Assistance Program at Fort Campbell.  During the interviews, workforce training issues facing Kentucky and the innovative programs/strategies to address labor force needs and boost employment opportunities for...  Read More
KET Visits West Kentucky Workforce Board to Discuss Transitioning Military
by Melissa Thompson on October 10th, 2017
On October 10, Kentucky Educational Television’s Renee Shaw (KET) interviewed members and staff of the West Kentucky Workforce Board and leadership from the Soldier for Life, Transition Assistance Program at Fort Campbell. During the interviews, workforce training issues facing Kentucky and the innovative programs/strategies to address labor force needs and boost employment opportunities for Kentu...  Read More

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