Workforce development is the process of equipping our current and future workforce with the essential skills and education needed to face the challenges of business today. In order to accomplish this, a good working relationship must exist with business and educational leaders of our community. Those relationships come in many forms but much of that is accomplished through LFUCG’s participation with the Partnership for Workforce Development.
Programs of the Partnership for Workforce Development
Workplace flexibility and workplace innovation are indicative of great organizations that attract highly skilled – high paid professionals. Communities made up of these types of organizations signals progressive communities and places, where given the choice, these types of professionals would choose to locate. Lexington has partnered with the Institute for Workplace Innovation (IWIn) on several initiatives. When Work Works and the Bluegrass High-Tech Entrepreneurial Environment Study are two initiatives that have received LFUCG support as well as the support of the entire Bluegrass Business Development Partnership.
Below you will find new programs created to address the current trends of business today. Manufacturing continues to be an important part of our local economy. Training is available to make someone marketable in the manufacturing arena.
With hundreds of millions of dollars being invested in construction and green building retrofitting, individuals obtaining skills trough in construction can find themselves with many opportunities to earn a living. Training is available through the following organizations:
Building Trades Apprenticeship Programs
BCTC – HVAC training courses
Lexington is the Horse Capital of the World. We have a unique natural resource found in Fayette County and those in the horse business know of it’s intrinsic value. As a pillar of Mayor Newberry’s economic development strategy, the equine business is an industry we intend to support for many years to come. Those interested in going into the horse business can receive training through several avenues in Central Kentucky. Some of those ways are listed below:
Equine program at Midway
Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment
KY Horse Park