Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet http://wkms.org en Kentucky Unemployment Increases Compared to 2012 http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-unemployment-increases-compared-2012 <p>The unemployment rate has risen over the past year in 96 of Kentucky’s 120 counties.&nbsp;</p><p>Data from the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training shows that the statewide unemployment rate for November was up slightly over last year at 7.7%, with an increase of three-tenths of a percent.</p><p>Workforce Development Cabinet Economist Manoj&nbsp;Shanker says the increase reflects a particularly devastating year for Eastern Kentucky communities, which have the highest unemployment rates in Kentucky.</p><p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 21:59:01 +0000 Jonathan Meador 37621 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Unemployment Increases Compared to 2012 Speaker's Corner: Ron Crouch Speaks at West Kentucky United for Economic Development Conference http://wkms.org/post/speakers-corner-ron-crouch-speaks-west-kentucky-united-economic-development-conference <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ron Crouch, the director of research and statistics for the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, spoke at Murray State University's&nbsp;</span>Curris<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Center Tuesday as part of the West Kentucky United for Economic Development Conference.</span></p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 19:04:47 +0000 John Null 37227 at http://wkms.org Speaker's Corner: Ron Crouch Speaks at West Kentucky United for Economic Development Conference Beshear names education and workforce secretary http://wkms.org/post/beshear-names-education-and-workforce-secretary <p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has tapped longtime auto executive Thomas Zawacki to serve as the new secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.&nbsp; He will succeed the retiring Joseph Meyer July 1<sup>st</sup>.&nbsp; Fri, 14 Jun 2013 18:30:53 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 32099 at http://wkms.org Beshear names education and workforce secretary Ky. Education and Workforce Development Secretary to Retire http://wkms.org/post/ky-education-and-workforce-development-secretary-retire <p>Gov. Steve Beshear announced Wednesday that Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Joseph U. Meyer will retire June 30<sup> </sup>after more than 30 years of public service.</p><p>Under Meyer’s direction, the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet has played critical roles in modernizing the unemployment insurance system in the commonwealth, establishing the Early Childhood Advisory Council, merging the state’s Career and Technical Education systems and creating the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics.</p><p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 21:57:22 +0000 John Null 32017 at http://wkms.org Ky. Education and Workforce Development Secretary to Retire Career Assessments Free for Some Kentuckians For Limited Time http://wkms.org/post/career-assessments-free-some-kentuckians-limited-time <p>Certain Kentuckians including veterans, the disabled and people who’ve been unemployed for more than 26 weeks are eligible for a free round of career testing.</p><p>The free testing allows qualified applicants to earn <a href="http://www.act.org/certificate/access_account.html">National Career Readiness Certification</a>, or NCRS. Hundreds of businesses use the program that measures career readiness in the areas of applied math, locating information, and reading for information.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 21:39:39 +0000 Chad Lampe 28200 at http://wkms.org