Hal Heiner

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet via Facebook

The state of Kentucky has created a new scholarship for its residents to fill skilled jobs in high demand.

Wikimedia Commons

Ballard County has joined 36 other counties in becoming a certified Kentucky Work Ready Community.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner outlined his vision for broad education reform in the commonwealth, including providing at least some form of post-secondary education for everyone, improving outdated area technology centers, reconsidering the traditional school day and investing in career counseling. 

educationcabinet.ky.gov

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner is speaking about education policy at Murray State University this afternoon. 

Phillip M. Bailey

Hal Heiner, the secretary of Kentucky’s Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, says a new free community college tuition program will help put people who have exited the labor force back to work.

Communities across Kentucky will compete for $100 million in state funding to pay for projects to train Kentucky's workforce.

The Work Ready Skills Advisory Committee, appointed by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, is scheduled to meet Wednesday to review 114 proposals for the money.

The 10-member committee led by Education and Workforce Development Secretary Hal Heiner will discuss the proposals in a closed meeting. But the committee will announce the results in an open meeting Wednesday afternoon. The winners will be invited to submit formal applications.

ktsdesign, 123rf Stock Photo

While dual credit courses for high school students across the commonwealth offer a head start into the college experience, they put pressure on the amount of money coming into higher education institutions. 

Anna Bizoń, 123rf Stock Photo

Kentucky’s leaders are grappling with how to get more of the state’s residents into the labor force. 

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, Facebook

Governor Matt Bevin has appointed six new members to the Council on Postsecondary Education, all of which represent manufacturing and technology businesses. 

melpomen, 123rf Stock Photo

Scholarships totaling $7.5 million dollars will pay for Kentucky high school seniors to take dual credit classes. Governor Matt Bevin and Workforce Development Secretary Hal Heiner unveiled the Dual Credit Scholarship Program Wednesday at Russell County High School.

Pages