Gov. Matt Bevin, in partnership with the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC) and the Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board (KWIB), signed an executive order establishing the KentuckyWorks Collaborative to guide the Commonwealth’s workforce efforts through statewide implementation of KWIB’s strategic plan, Kentucky Work Ready: An Urgent Call to Action.
The KentuckyWorks Collaborative will guide the state’s workforce strategy by:
- Setting a common strategic direction across workforce initiatives around the state
- Prioritizing actions attainable and measurable actions
- Increasing and improving communication and collaboration among employers, education and training providers, regional workforce boards and areas, and state and local government organizations;
- Identifying challenges and opportunities to improve the workforce system
The KentuckyWorks Collaborative will meet in February to provide agency support of the KWIB’s efforts to implement the strategic plan. Members will analyze data retrieved from the state’s first interactive dashboard to measure the effectiveness of the ten local workforce areas. Kentucky’s interactive dashboard will go live on Feb. 1.
To view a copy of the executive order, click here.