Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet

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

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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reform in the commonwealth, including providing at least some form of post-secondary education for everyone, improving outdated area technology centers, reconsidering the traditional school day and investing in career counseling. 

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Five educational institutions in west Kentucky have submitted their application for the Work Ready Skills Initiative’s second round of grant funding.

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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. 

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The Education and Workforce Development Cabinet is consolidating career centers across Kentucky in an effort to save millions of dollars. 

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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.

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The Work Ready Skills Initiative is in the final round of determining which Kentucky schools will be able to receive money from a pool of $65 million.

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Four educational institutions in far western Kentucky are among 39 finalists for the $100 million Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative. 

The Education and Workforce Development is investing in community efforts to build a highly-trained workforce. 

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.

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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. 

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