Workforce Crisis Task Force

Workforce Crisis Task Force

The Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board (LTWDB) consists of 23 businesses and community leaders across Central Kentucky promoting a thriving, responsive workforce system supporting business success, growth and job creation.

The LTWDB has convened leaders in business and industry, education and training and the non-profit community to form the Workforce Crisis Task Force. As the need for skilled, available workers continues to grow, the task force is creating new paths for residents of our region to enter the workforce.

More than 40 percent of the region’s working-age adults are not working nor are they trying to find employment. The reasons are complex. Join the Workforce Crisis Task Force as it seeks to improve workforce participation rates.

We have committees working in three areas:

Committee Updates

Three-Year Strategic Plan

This plan represents the hard work of the Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board and many of our regional stakeholders and is informed by a recent analysis of the regional labor market. This document provides an overview of the planning process, findings from stakeholder engagement and market analysis, as well as goals and objectives and recommendations for implementation.

View the Three-Year Strategic Plan

2022 State of the Workforce Summit

More than 100 people came together for the State of the Workforce Summit on June 22, 2022, to discuss the exciting economic development in the Lincoln Trail region and the impact on the current and future workforce. If you have a vested interest in the future of our region’s workforce, we encourage you to stay involved. The resources shared and discussed at the Summit are linked below:

2022 Summit Report
Slide Deck
State of the Workforce PDF

2021 State of the Workforce Summit

Community members, business owners, hiring managers, service providers, educators and others came together virtually on August 11, 2021. The resources shared and discussed at the Summit are linked below:

Annual Summit Report
State of the Workforce Report
Zoom Recording

Expungement Pilot Program

Too often, capable people are unable to secure employment due to past criminal convictions. Through the expungement program, employers assist employees with the expungement process and associated costs to remove qualifying Class D felony convictions from their records, which can be an impediment to success.

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Work-Based Learning Opportunities

Too often, our students and young adults choose to start careers outside our region. At the same time, our employers are struggling to find qualified talent. The Unlocking Local Potential subcommittee is helping employers and educators make the match earlier through Work-Based Learning Opportunities (WBLOs).

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Get Involved

Annual Workforce Summit

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 Labor Cabinet and the Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board.
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