Williamson takes on role with decades of experience in public relations and community engagement
Kentucky Career Center-Lincoln Trail (KCC-LT) announced today the hiring of Cathy Williamson as the Business Solutions Team Lead. Williamson will work closely with local employers to connect them with skilled job seekers and provide oversight of business services and activities at KCC-LT.
“Cathy is a proven leader with a demonstrated ability to form meaningful working relationships with community partners,” said One Stop Director Carter Dyson. “We believe she will excel in this role, and I look forward to continuous collaboration with her in the pursuit of a stronger regional workforce.”
Williamson enters the role with decades of experience in public relations and marketing, community engagement and volunteer development. She most recently served as a training facilitator for Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, and has served in leadership roles with Central Kentucky Community Action and the Better Business Bureau.
Her community involvement includes membership on the Lincoln Trail Workforce Crisis Task Force, the Advisory Council Board for the American Red Cross on Fort Knox, and the Soldier For Life Retiree Council. She also is an on-camera host for Hardin County Schools Educational TV and previously served on the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce One Knox Workforce Council and as president of the Elizabethtown Rotary Club.
“What attracted me to this role was the opportunity to reconnect with businesses of all sizes, to be active with regional chambers of commerce, and to collaborate with educational institutions, the Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board, regional municipal and county leaders and Fort Knox-based organizations,” said Williamson. “The Career Center is committed to connecting employers to qualified employees, and I’m excited to work with our partners to make the Lincoln Trail region a destination for employment and economic growth, and to make sure employers of all sizes know that the Career Center is here to help.”
Made up of a variety of workforce agencies, the Business Solutions Team provides a framework and strategy to integrate and streamline business solutions offered by KCC-LT. This is accomplished by bringing business engagement into the workforce partnership process, and developing and implementing solutions that meet the expectations of the Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board.
Business Solutions provides recruiting and screening services, employee development and retention services, and business information, consultative and planning services. The 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. Williamson joins the One Stop System Operations team, a partnership of Hightower Workforce Initiatives and Strumpf Associates.
KCC-LT offers a number of services to employers of all sizes and industries, including assistance with recruiting and hiring new employees, on-the-job training and work-based learning opportunities. To learn more about KCC-LT Business Solutions, visit https://ltcareercenter.org/employers.