Monthly Archives - September 2016

eKentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute, Inc. gets $2.5 million AML Pilot Grant

The Kentucky Division of Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) announced today that eKentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute, Inc. (eKAMI) has been given preliminary approval for a $2.5 million grant by the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation Enforcement (OSMRE) for an advanced manufacturing training project. The money would fund the establishment of an HTEC Advanced Manufacturing Training Center in Paintsville, Johnson County, providing National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certified CNC skills training on state-of-the-art equipment to bridge the global skills gap [...]


State Receives $467,000 Grant to Help Small Businesses Bring Kentucky-Made Products, Services Abroad

Gov. Matt Bevin today announced a $467,000 State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant for Kentucky from the U.S. Small Business Administration saying it will help the Commonwealth’s small businesses find broader markets for their products and services. “STEP funding is an important part of our efforts to help Kentucky’s small businesses thrive by marketing their goods and services outside the U.S. This $467,000 grant will give companies in our state additional opportunities, insight and experience to trade internationally,” Gov. Bevin [...]


Gov. Bevin, Sec. Ramsey Launch Statewide Apprenticeship Campaign

Gov. Matt Bevin and Labor Sec. Derrick Ramsey today announced the launch of the “Kentucky Trained. Kentucky Built.” apprenticeship campaign at Voestalpine Roll Forming Corporation (RFC) in Shelbyville. They were joined by Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton; Ray Leathers, Roll Forming Corporation President and CEO; and Micah Craig, Roll Forming Corporation Process Engineer. This initiative sets forth a goal of helping new program sponsors tap into the potential that apprenticeships have for their workforce needs. “In our efforts to make Kentucky the [...]