Workforce Development Board welcomes new members

March 16, 2016
Don Howerton

Don Howerton

The Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board (LTWDB) has welcomed two new members, Tim White, human resources manager at Barton Brands, and Don Howerton, senior associate and administrative leadership team member with Kentucky Adult Education.

The LTWDB works to develop a pipeline of skilled workers who meet the needs of local employers, giving the Lincoln Trail region a globally competitive advantage that attracts new business investment.

White oversees efforts to find qualified talent at Barton Brands and sees firsthand the need for a skilled workforce in the manufacturing sector, he said. That’s why serving on the workforce development board is important to him.

Tim White

Tim White

“These days more and more credentials are required,” White said. “As the world becomes more competitive, we have to raise the bar and develop and attract a high-caliber workforce.”

With Kentucky Adult Education, Howerton works to ensure adult students achieve the academic skills and credentials they need to succeed in postsecondary education or the workforce.

“The adult education providers throughout the eight-county Lincoln Trail region are working tirelessly to give those who need it a second chance,” Howerton said. “I look forward to serving on the workforce development board and welcome the opportunity to assist in its efforts.”

LTWDB Chairman Mo Miller said White and Howerton bring significant expertise to the 23-member board, which represents private sector business, labor, education, economic development and workforce programs.

“The board brings together stakeholders to align education, training and workforce programs with the needs of in-demand job sectors right here in our region and to prepare workers for self-sustaining jobs,” Miller said. “Together, we’re developing a workforce that helps our region attract jobs and grow our quality of life.”



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 Workforce Development Cabinet and the Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board.
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