The Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board, along with the Kentucky Career Center-Lincoln Trail (KCC-LT), hosted a grand opening celebration for the Bardstown location, which recently underwent extensive renovations to expand workforce services to the community. The center has also expanded the services available at the location through partnerships with Adult Education, Bethany Haven, Career Team, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, Express Employment Professionals and Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.
The event began with networking and tours of the newly-renovated facility, followed by remarks from regional leaders in government and workforce development and a ribbon cutting ceremony. The event concluded with a reception and additional tours of the facility for guests.
Those who spoke during the event included Secretary Jamie Link, Kentucky Education and Labor Cabinet; Nelson County Judge/Executive Timothy Hutchins; Trish Niles, Chair of the Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board and Human Resources Manager for Mid-Park, Inc.; Lance Blanford, co-chair of the Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board Workforce Crisis Task Force and Workforce Development Coordinator for Bardstown Schools; Beth Roberts, Director of Workforce for the Lincoln Trail Area Development District; and Lori Strumpf with the KCC-LT One Stop Operations team.
“This grand opening represents a significant step in our commitment to providing valuable workforce resources to our region,” Niles said. “We are excited to provide expanded access to crucial services via a central location for residents of Bardstown and the surrounding areas and are grateful for all of the guests who joined us today to celebrate.”
KCC-LT offers a number of services to jobseekers and employers of all sizes and industries, including assistance with recruiting and hiring new employees, on-the-job training and work-based learning opportunities. The Bardstown center is located at 860 W Stephen Foster Ave., and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. KCC-LT also operates centers in Elizabethtown, Lebanon and Leitchfield and an access point at Fort Knox. To learn more about KCC-LT, visit ltcareercenter.org.
ABOUT KENTUCKY CAREER CENTER-LINCOLN TRAIL
The Kentucky Career Center-Lincoln Trail is about helping job seekers find opportunities and building a workforce that will supply the talent businesses need. Our goal is to build a competitive workforce that attracts new employers to the Lincoln Trail region and helps existing employers to grow at home. The Lincoln Trail region includes Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties. We are an equal opportunity employer.
ABOUT LINCOLN TRAIL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD
The Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board (LTWDB) provides oversight of the career centers, youth services and employment and training activities funded by the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act. The board also selects and approves providers for employee training, develops relationships with economic development and employer communities, promotes private sector involvement in the workforce investment system and advises local education and training providers. The LTWDB is a proud partner of the American Job Center® network.