State and local leaders, members of the business comm
unity and others will gather June 22 to celebrate the opening of the new Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail (KCC-LT) at 516 Workshop Lane in Lebanon.
The grand opening event, Celebrating Workforce Development, will showcase the seamless, enhanced services available to job seekers and employers.
“The work being done at this career center is positioning Marion County and the entire region to better meet workforce demands,” said Mo Miller, chairman of the Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board, which oversees KCC-LT. “It’s about creating opportunities for job seekers and ensuring our employers have the talent they need to succeed and grow right here in the Lincoln Trail region.”
The new center offers expanded space for job seeker training, employer hiring events and job search resources including computers with Internet access, as well as space for a growing career counseling staff.
Marion County and the city of Lebanon played key roles in establishing the new offices. Marion County, the lessor of the building, and the city of Lebanon funded a major remodel with labor supplied by county employees and the Marion County Detention Center’s work programs.
“The building was available and I couldn’t think of a better fit for it,” said Marion County Judge-Executive David Daugherty. “This is where our residents come to learn about jobs and to get training, and we absolutely wanted to invest in that.”
Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw also noted the career center’s value to the community.
“The career center is a very important part of what we’re doing to get people to work and make a difference for their families,” Crenshaw said. “I’m proud that the city of Lebanon could partner to grow the services offered to our residents who are looking for job opportunities and our businesses who need skilled workers,”