The Christian County Chamber of Commerce has been chosen to participate in a partnership with the United States Chamber of Commerce to help close the skills gap in Kentucky.
The skills gap is created by a lack of skilled workers in the workforce, and the U.S. Chamber has created the Talent Pipeline Management program to help generate those talented workers. Kentucky is one of three states selected to instate the initiative, which will be supported by grants from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. In the program, business professionals receive training in creating a demand-driven approach to close the workforce skills gap by building partnerships with education and training providers.
The state would set up “academies”, which would provide participants with curriculum, technical assistance, resources and tools, and a peer-to-peer learning network. Over the next two years, participating employers, employer-led associations and education providers in the three states will hold in-person meetings, with technical support from webinars and teleconferences, to develop workforce-improvement strategies.
For more information about the program, go online to the-talent-supply-chain dot org.