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.
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
State of the Workforce PDF
Kentucky U Skills Resources
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
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.
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).
Annual Workforce Summit