(Elizabethtown, Ky.) – The Lincoln Trail Area Development District (LTADD) has recently appointed five new members to its Workforce Investment Board (WIB). These members include Anthony Conder, Assistant VP/Banking Center Manager at The Cecilian Bank, Chris Ormes, Pressman at American Fuji Seal, United Steel Workers, Kenneth Ritchie, Assistant Business Manager/Apprentice Coordinator at International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Tim Walker, Mayor of Elizabethtown and John Tindall, Jr., a self-employed and retired military veteran.
“These new board members have already proven to be valuable additions to our board and I look forward to an exciting and successful year,” said Mo Miller, WIB Chairman.
As required, a majority of the board must be representative of the business sector which includes business owners, chief executives, operating officers, human resource managers and others in positions of authority. Other members are from local education entities, labor organizations, economic development agencies and community-based organizations.
Among their many responsibilities, the board members’ main role includes developing a five-year local plan to submit to the Governor, certifying One-Stop Career System operators, developing and approving a budget, conducting oversight of youth/employment training activities, assisting in the developing of a statewide statistics system, coordinating local workforce investment activities and promoting private sector participation in the statewide workforce investment system.
The WIB has promoted and funded many initiatives in the past few years. Among these include $227,172 in funding given to the Incumbent Worker Training Program, which trained over 1,000 employees, an initiative through WIRED65 that funded a workforce and economic development strategy for a 26-county region, the Entrepreneurial Academy of Excellence in partnership with Western Kentucky University and the Innovation and Commercialization Center.
If you’re interested in becoming a part of the Lincoln Trail Workforce Investment Board, please contact Jim Skees, Lincoln Trail Area Development District Business Liaison at 270-769-2393.