Help Us Prepare our Students for the REAL World of Work
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
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
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
2018 Winter Job Fair
on November 27th, 2018
Army Community Services (ACS) Employment Readiness Program (ERP) & Soldier for Life - Transition Assistance Program Present the 2018 Winter Job Fair  Read More
Kentucky HEALTH has been reapproved and is scheduled to begin on April 1, 2019.
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
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
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
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
Veterans Transition Success Story
on September 24th, 2018
Brian Miller is an accomplished United States Army and Marine Corps Veteran with more than 10 years of management experience within logistics, supply, maintenance and skilled trade environments. He has business management expertise and has managed budget constraints, reduced expenditures and is very knowledgeable on machine operator with an extensive understanding of CNC machining, programming and...  Read More
Muhlenberg County High School 2018 Career Day
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
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
Workforce and Economic Development Workshop
on September 6th, 2018
An immense crowd of engaged leaders attended a Workforce and Economic Development Workshop held on Thursday, September 6, 2018 in Elkton. Presenters included Josh Benton, Deputy Secretary from the Kentucky Education & Workforce Development Cabinet whose presentations focused on Creating Workforce Solutions in Kentucky as well as Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Priorities. Corky Peek, S...  Read More