Meade County now a Work Ready Community


SETH DUKES

Newsroom Coordinator


Meade County officials received their signs signifying their Work Ready certification last Thursday.

The county was approved by the Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board as a Work Ready Community on May 19, 2021.


A Kentucky Work Ready Community certification is a measure of a county’s workforce quality. It is an assurance to business and industry that the community is committed to providing the highly skilled workforce required in today’s competitive global economy.


In order to be achieve Work Ready certification, the county had to meet or exceed established criteria for high school graduation rates, National Career Readiness Certificate holders, educational attainment, community commitment, soft skills development and internet availability.


Meade County Area Chamber of Commerce Director Annie Hamilton said that this is a very

positive reflection on our school system since most of the requirements are related to education and the preparation of the future work force. The Work Ready certification is a huge incentive for businesses to locate in and around the area due to the workforce that would be available. Hamilton said it’s a great marketing tool for attracting new business to the community.


For more information on Kentucky’s Work Ready program, visit ced.ky.gov.

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