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:
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
Annual Workforce Crisis Taskforce Summit
Community members, business owners, hiring managers, service providers, educators and others came together on August 11, 2021, to:
• Review the State of the Workforce Report
• Discuss the new Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board Strategic Plan
• Network and share information
• Get set for another great year of work by the Task Force
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.
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).