Christian County has been certified as a Kentucky Work Ready Community. Governor Matt Bevin announced the designation Wednesday and said in a statement that economic success is contingent on a communities’ skilled workforce. Bevin said earning a work ready certification gives a county a competitive edge when businesses look to relocate.
To become certified, a county must gather local support and commitment and apply for the Work Ready Community designation. Counties have to meet criteria including high school graduation rates, career readiness certificates, demonstrated community commitment, educational attainment, life-skills development, broadband availability, and matching workforce supply and demand.
Currently, 92 counties are certified as Work Ready Communities or Work Ready Communities in Progress.