Three Western Kentucky Schools Get Combined $8.3M in Work Ready Skills Funding

Feb 1, 2017

Credit via Kentucky Education, Workforce and Development Cabinet's Facebook Page

Three schools in far western Kentucky are among 25 projects sharing a total of more than $65 million as part of a state effort to improve workforce training. 

The Work Ready Skills Initiative is awarding West Kentucky Community and Technical College $3,040,000, Paducah Public Schools $3,800,000 and Caldwell County Schools $1,520,000.

Paducah Public Schools has said the money will go towards a technology center and WKCTC’s proposal sought to capitalize on economic opportunities through I-69 and area waterways as well as expand workforce training for adult populations.

Jefferson Community and Technical College is receiving the single largest amount of more than $15 million.

Launched in July 2016, the $100 million program is aimed at training and modernizing the state workforce. The remaining $35 million will go towards a second round of funding later this year.

List of Applicant Funding:

  • Allen County Career & Technical Center – $328,700
  • Barren County Board of Education – $6,840,000
  • Bluegrass Community & Technical College – Danville – $2,736,000
  • Bluegrass Community & Technical College – Leestown – $3,040,000
  • Boone County Schools – $6,840,000
  • Bowling Green High School – $77,520
  • Brighton Center, Inc. – $227,213
  • Caldwell County Schools – $1,520,000
  • Corbin Independent Schools – $382,149
  • Green County Board of Education – $1,520,000
  • Hazard Community & Technical College – $2,888,000
  • Jefferson Community & Technical College – $15,200,000
  • Jessamine County Schools – $760,000
  • KCEOC Community Action Partnership – $1,824,000
  • KY Tech – Warren County Area Technology Center – $557,726
  • Lee County Area Technology Center – $30,780
  • Martin County Area Technology Center – $2,736,000
  • MMRC Regional Industrial Development Authority / Maysville CTC – $1,140,000
  • Nelson County Area Technology Center – $64,526
  • Owensboro Community & Technical College – $2,858,244
  • Paducah Public Schools – $3,800,000
  • Shelby County Schools – $3,233,049
  • Somerset Community College – $3,800,000
  • Southcentral Community & Technical College – $179,000
  • West Kentucky Community & Technical College – $3,040,000