Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet

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

A former high-ranking state official whose agency awarded at least $1.3 million worth of contracts to a New Jersey-based consulting firm during her time in office joined that firm Monday as a vice president.

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Kentucky Governor-elect Matt Bevin has selected a former campaign rival to lead the state Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

As secretary of the Workforce and Development Cabinet, Louisville businessman Hal Heiner will oversee the coordination of state education programs and the management of workforce training.

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