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Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

This week, the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (KEWDC) will celebrate National Apprenticeship Week in Kentucky from November 12-17, by recognizing over 250 Registered Apprenticeship Programs that apprentice approximately 3,500 Kentuckians across the state. “National Apprenticeship Week recognizes the unique workforce development opportunities available through registered apprenticeships,” said Gov. Bevin.  “As we continue to attract new businesses and jobs in record numbers to the Commonwealth, apprenticeships provide a proven training model for companies and ensure that Kentuckians are equipped [...]

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Nylene Breaks Ground on Expansion in Henderson

HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) -Construction will begin in on Nov. 19, 2018 on the expansion project at Custom Resins, now known as Nylene. The project has been in the works since 2016. It will double the square footage of the existing building, capacity, and employment. Nylene has already started hiring people from the community, and started their training. The company has been in Henderson for over 60-years and is making this project completely local. “We are using local craft, you are going to have local [...]

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KY Election Results

Kentuckians went to the polls today in large numbers to elect candidates to state, local and federal offices. We will be providing more analysis about the outcome of the elections in the days ahead, but wanted to get you the latest unofficial results: State House Republicans in the House will maintain a super majority after tonight’s election. Based on unofficial results it appears the GOP will control the House 62-38, a net loss of one seat after 90 contested races. Overall [...]

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Gov. Bevin Attends White House Ceremony Celebrating Pledge to America’s Workers

Gov. Matt Bevin today attended a ceremony with President Donald J. Trump at the White House celebrating the Pledge to America’s Workers.  Gov. Bevin signed the pledge earlier this year in support of workforce development opportunities for Kentucky workers through apprenticeships, work-based learning programs, continuing education, on-the-job training, and re-skilling.  The pledge also recognizes Gov. Bevin’s commitment to improving the portability of workforce credentials across state lines and increased opportunities for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.  “President Trump has [...]

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Robotics Education & Competition Foundation Sets Guinness Record

KAM is honored to have taken part in the REC Foundation’s Guinness World Record title for the largest robot competition! These are the innovative minds that will lead manufacturing into the future in Kentucky and all over the world! The largest robot competition consists of 1,648 teams, achieved by Robotics Education & Competition Foundation (USA) in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, from 25 April to 1 May 2018. The organisers were the prior record holders in this category, beating their old record set [...]

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Metalsa expanding Kentucky plant, adding 250 jobs

A car parts manufacturer says an expansion at one of its plants in Kentucky will create roughly 250 jobs. The News-Enterprise reports that Metalsa announced the plans Tuesday morning for its plant in Elizabethtown. Metalsa is based in Mexico, is a supplier to automotive manufacturers, and its Elizabethtown facility is one of the largest operations throughout the company. Metalsa says in a statement that the plant provides jobs to nearly 2,000 individuals across the region. Elizabethtown plant manager Matthew [...]

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Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation receives $2.5 million grant to help injured or ill employees remain or return to work

The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet’s Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) has been awarded a $2.5 million U.S. Department of Labor grant to help injured or ill employees remain in their job or return to work. Kentucky is one of only eight states to receive a federal Retaining Employment and Talent After Injury/Illness Network (RETAIN) demonstration grant to develop a pilot program. “It is an honor to be one of the eight states at the forefront of exploring ways [...]

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Manufacturing Month to Highlight Worldwide Demand for Kentucky Products

As one of the nation’s most manufacturing-intense states, Kentucky throughout October will recognize Manufacturing Month, the 4,500 manufacturing facilities, their more than 256,000 full-time employees and the increasing global demand for the commonwealth’s goods. “From cars and chemicals to cookies and compressor parts, Kentucky’s manufacturing sector is the foundation of the state’s thriving economy and plays a powerful role around the world,” Gov. Matt Bevin said. “With nearly 13 percent of our workforce engaged in manufacturing, the commonwealth has unparalleled [...]

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GE Appliances Plans $200 Million-Plus Investment, 400 New Jobs in Louisville

During a news conference today in Louisville, Gov. Matt Bevin joined elected officials and Kevin Nolan, president and chief executive officer of GE Appliances, a Haier company, to announce the appliance manufacturer will create 400 new jobs with a $200 million-plus investment in its laundry and dishwasher production facilities. “GE Appliances has long been an exemplary corporate partner for Louisville and the commonwealth,” Gov. Bevin said. “This iconic company has employed many thousands of Kentuckians for generations, and we are [...]

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Precision Strip Increases Investment, Jobs at Bowling Green Location

Gov. Matt Bevin today announced Precision Strip Inc., a metals processing company, will double its originally planned investment in Warren County to approximately $31.7 million and the creation of 31 full-time jobs. “Already an exciting project when it was originally announced, this increase in investment and job creation only adds to the positive impact Precision Strip will have on the local economy,” Gov. Bevin said. “The company has processed quality products in Kentucky for nearly 25 years, and we are [...]

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