Everything for Your Home's
Beauty, Comfort & Convenience 384-2123
704 Jamestown St, Columbia
Dr. Ronald P. Rogers
Support for your body's natural healing capabilities
Click here for details
Click here for information
Real Estate & Auction Co.
Duo County Telecom
Now Available Through
Your Cable Service!
GUN & PAWN
What's Going On
Info about the
Janice Holt Giles
and Henry Giles Society
Columbia Gas Dept.
GAS LEAK or GAS SMELL
24 hrs/ 365 days
270-384-2006 or 9-1-1
Call before you dig
Directory of Churches
phone numbers and more
for churches in Adair County
KY Labor Cabinet receives $896,600 apprenticeship grant
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: U.S. Dept. of Labor Award will help add 1,300 apprentices in Kentucky.
Click on headline for complete story.
By Derrick K. Ramsey
News from Kentucky Labor Cabinet
FRANKFORT, KY (24 Oct 2016) - The U.S. Dept. of Labor has announced over $50.5 million in grant awards to 37 states to help expand apprenticeship opportunities across the U.S. - including $896,600 for Kentucky.
The proposal calls for a workforce pipeline to be created in Kentucky, increasing the number of Registered Apprentices by 1,300 individuals, including women, minorities, 16-24 year-olds, individuals age 45+ or older, veterans, and people with disabilities.
"In Kentucky we recognize the value of apprenticeships and the vital role they play as the Commonwealth works to become the manufacturing hub of excellence in America," said Gov. Bevin. "Employers across the state are in need of skilled laborers, and this funding will help train a workforce ready to fill that need. By re-committing ourselves to fully embracing the power of apprenticeships, we place ourselves in the best position to move Kentucky forward."
"Receiving this funding is critical to the Labor Cabinet's goal of expanding the scope of industries with Registered Apprenticeships," Labor Sec. Derrick Ramsey stated. "We're very proud of the approximately 1,100 employers and 150 different programs that already exist here in Kentucky, but this award will play an important role in growing those numbers. Kentucky is working toward becoming the manufacturing hub of excellence in America, and I'm proud that this vision is being endorsed by this grant award."
Called the ApprenticeshipUSA State Expansion Grant Initiative, this is the second phase of the Dept. of Labor's strategy to diversify Registered Apprenticeships into new sectors and engage under-served populations. According to the U.S. Dept. of Labor, the grant initiative is intended to:
This story was posted on 2016-10-25 02:21:58
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.
Welcome Back, Lindsey Wilson College Students!!!
Columbia/Adair County has missed you. You've come home to a warm, welcoming community for your Fall Semester. The community wishes you the greatest Success. We hope you'll find a college hometown as wonderful as the one you left. (Suggestion homework this weekend recommended by JIM: Encore Classic: Gordon Crump - 'How I discovered Columbia . . . ')
To sponsor news and features on ColumbiaMagazine, please use our contact form.
More articles from topic Kentucky:
KY unemployment rate at 5 percent in September 2016
39-year-old Liberty, KY man agrees to sentence of 180 months
Federal Grand Jury indicts 2 in Carfentanil OD death case
Industrial Hemp Research pilot program taking applications
State park discounts for current military, retirees, veterans
KY Fresh Harvest to create 75 jobs in Lincoln Co. enterprise
2016 ColorFall Website Highlights Fall Foliage Across Kentucky
Adopt-a-Highway Program accepting entries for 2016 Art Contest
Paintsville, KY, Mayor convicted of misusing city funds
Pike Co. Deputy Circuit Court Clerk pleads guilty
View even more articles in topic Kentucky
Click for Info
Bank of Columbia
If You're Thinking of Selling,
Let Us Do the Yelling
Principal Broker & Auctioneer
Burton Real Estate
& Auction Service
Call Us For Appraisals
Click for Listings
On This Site
or Click Here
Columbia in the Movies
from the archives of
Click for Stories
The Best of
Local Stories of
The Greatest Generation
Order Book or e-Book
See who's celebrating
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Special Events List
Find Great Stuff in
Antiques, Help Wanted,
Autos, Real Estate,
Legal Notices, More...
ColumbiaMagazine.com content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.