Governor Matt Bevin has announced that Christian County has been certified as a Kentucky Work Ready Community.
The Kentucky Work Ready Communities certification program from the Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board and the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet assures employers that a local workforce has the talent and skills necessary to staff existing jobs and to master the innovative technologies new jobs will require, according to a news release.
To become certified, a county must gather local support and commitment and apply for the Work Ready Community designation. Counties have to meet criteria including high school graduation rates, career readiness certificates, demonstrated community commitment, educational attainment, life-skills development, broadband availability, and matching workforce supply and demand.
Governor Bevin says, “Earning the Kentucky Work Ready Communities certification gives counties a competitive edge when businesses are looking for a new location or want to expand in Kentucky.”