Building a Region of Talent: supports Lincoln Trail with career and education opportunities

May 24, 2010

Elizabethtown, Ky. – – the Kentucky Indiana Exchange is a region-wide web portal that is changing the way people in the Lincoln Trail area and throughout the region seek opportunity. helps link job seekers to employment opportunities, employers to the region’s best talent, and prospective students to the training and education they need to fill higher-skilled jobs and contribute to regional prosperity. The site connects our region in an unprecedented way using state-of-the-art social networking tools.

Employers in the Lincoln Trail area have played a pivotal role in helping make this portal a reality, participating in a regional survey that assessed the needs of area employers across a 26-County region. Lincoln Trail Area Development District (LTADD), the Lincoln Trail Workforce Investment Board and several other regional partners co-sponsored the survey, the results of which will serve as the foundation of the portal, one that is a true reflection of the employer needs now and in the future.

“Regional leaders believe that by working together as one, we can accomplish much more than by working separately,” said Wendell Lawrence, LTADD Executive Director. provides that region-wide tool that can foster the highest level of collaboration. It is quickly becoming the go-to source for the region’s students, workers, employers and entrepreneurs to find new opportunities,” Lawrence added.

The creation of is funded by the Wired65 initiative. The WIRED program – Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development - is a U.S. Department of Labor program. The “65” moniker given to the regional WIRED initiative is symbolic of the interstate corridor that helps tie the area together.

”By providing a timely dashboard on regional employment needs, workforce development trends and educational needs, it will spark a regionally-focused, comprehensive system of talent development where “just in time” programs of secondary education, training, mentoring, and more will meet the ever changing needs of employers,” said Debbie Wesslund, Wired65 grant coordinator.

To make work, it needs to be a reflection of all the great things this region offers. The team wants to highlight successful – and perhaps unsung – programs, people, and businesses in Lincoln Trail and throughout the entire region.

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The Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail helps match job seekers with local employment and training opportunities. Our business solutions team offers employers of all sizes and industries personalized support to build a competitive workforce. We are an equal opportunity employer.
Program is funded with Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title I funds through the Kentucky Education and Labor Cabinet and the Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board.
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