Greater Louisville, Inc. – The Metro Chamber of Commerce
KentuckianaWorks offers a wide variety of resources for employers in the Louisville region. Whether you are looking to find new workers, build partnerships within your industry, or get support in developing a more inclusive organization, we can help. We can connect you to qualified job seekers by promoting your open positions, connecting you to industry partners, and more. Interested in learning more about joining one of our industry partnership groups? Email Aleece Smith, Director of Inclusion and Sector Strategies.
Looking for help finding a new job or better career? We have the tools to help you succeed! Services provided include: free pre-employment training, job search assistance, career literacy training, basic skills testing & development, and other wrap-around services through the Kentucky Career Center.
KentuckianaWorks helps job-seekers find jobs and good careers, education and training to develop a fully prepared and engaged workforce that is aligned with the needs of the community. We help job seekers in Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble counties find jobs, education and training and we connect employers with skilled, qualified workers.
For more information, contact Angella Wilson at (502) 574-4727 or Angella.Wilson@KentuckianaWorks.org.
Code Louisville provides quality training and support to help residents of Louisville enter software development careers at no charge. Code Louisville offers a variety of courses covering the development of websites and applications, data analytics, and more. They will guide students in learning not only the skills a programmer needs, but also provide them with resume-writing assistance, interview workshops, a community of developers to network with, mentors to answer questions, and a network of employers interested in finding their next developer!
For more information, contact Emily Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (502) 208-6880.
160 Driving Academy: Truck Driver Training
Are you ready to take the first step towards a higher-paying career by earning your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)? With one instructor for every four students, 160 Driving Academy invests the individual time needed to make sure each student excels in his or her industry and is able to provide closer supervision and personalized instruction. Their team is passionate about their students’ success, and their instructors will do everything they can to help students achieve their career goals. Plus, learning to drive a truck and completing training doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming! Students at 160 Driving Academy will graduate in just four weeks ready to enter an industry with an average salary of over $50k, according to market data. Through this school, many students receive full reimbursement of tuition from their future employers.
For more information, contact email@example.com or (502) 822-2269.
Kentuckiana Builds can prepare participants for quality professions like electricians, carpenters, fiber optic installers, welders, and many more. This program can equip you with the hands-on skills you’ll need for the job and connect you to local employers who are hiring. To be eligible to receive training through Kentuckiana Builds, you must be 18 years of age or older, be eligible to work in the United States, have a state-issued ID, have a high school diploma or GED, and have selective service registration (males only).
For more information on this program, contact Crystal Shockency, Workforce Specialist, Louisville Urban League, firstname.lastname@example.org or call (502) 362-2824.
Zoom Group, Inc.
Zoom Group has been providing support for individuals with disabilities for 35 years. This organization’s mission is to empower, educate, and employ people of all abilities. Zoom Group offers work adjustment training programs (including job placement) and pre-employment transition services programs like job exploration, work-based learning experiences, counseling, workplace readiness training for social skills and independent living, and self-advocacy. Zoom Group also offers supported employment programs designed to help individuals be trained in and secure the jobs they want.
For more information, contact Tera Walker at email@example.com or 502.323.5872.
Chefs for Success Culinary Arts Training Program
Kentucky Refugee Ministries
Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Inc. (KRM), a non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing resettlement services to refugees through faith- and agency-based co-sponsorship in order to promote self-sufficiency and successful integration into the community. KRM is committed to offering access to community resources and opportunities and to promoting awareness of diversity for the benefit of the whole community.
For more information, contact John Koehlinger at firstname.lastname@example.org or (502) 479-9180.
USA Cares: Veteran & Family Support
USA Cares: Veteran & Family Support offers career readiness which provides individuals with tools and resources to better prepare them for the hiring process and refers qualified candidates to corporate organizations with open positions of employment specific to their skill sets. In addition, this organization offers many additional programs including a Military Assistance Response Program, a Financial Education & Empowerment Program, a Senior Leaders Corporate Fellowship Program, and more.
For more information, contact 800-773-0387 or email@example.com.
Jefferson BuiLT (Building Trades Leadership Training) is an employer-supported apprenticeship-style program. Apprentices will work for one of the program’s partner employers while taking classes. One day each week, apprentices will be in the classroom taking courses in carpentry, plumbing, electrical safety, blue print reading, and leadership. All of these (about 30 credit hours in total) count towards a diploma or associate degree in Construction Technology, Plumbing or HVAC. If an apprentice finishes their program and stays employed, it could lead to a full-time position. Not only will students get professional instruction so they can do the work, but they’ll also receive the training they need to be a leader in their fields!
For more information on this program, contact Joshua Lichtsteiner, Jefferson BuiLT Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-213-4160.
Louisville Teacher Residency Program
The Louisville Teacher Residency (LTR) program was created by Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) with a commitment to empower prepared and culturally responsive teachers for all students. LTR is a one-year, urban teacher-preparation program for individuals with limited to no teaching experience. Residents receive personalized instruction throughout the process to help them become successful in JCPS classrooms. The LTR program creates a diverse teacher workforce that transforms educational outcomes of all students through courageous conversations, racially equitable instruction, culturally responsive teaching, and meaningful reflection. See the benefits of the program here.
For more information, contact email@example.com or (502) 485-7967.
Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana: Excel Center
Southwest Center Employment Services
The Southwest Center for the developmentally disabled provides a wide variety of community-based services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Each service is geared towards helping each person to live, work, and enjoy life in their community. The Southwest Center was founded in response to the growing need for programs and employment opportunities for adults with disabilities. Since that time, we have grown to provide a wide variety of community-based services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Each service is geared towards helping each person to live, work, and enjoy life in his or her community.
For more information, contact (502) 935-1848 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teach Kentucky launches the education careers of ambitious college graduates in Louisville, Kentucky’s public schools. The organization has grown from bringing two teacher candidates in its first year to annually bringing a new 40-45 person cohort of aspiring teachers from across the nation to our city. Once they are here, teachers have found a home to stay and build their professional and personal lives.
Teach Kentucky is known for its community, which is one of the primary reasons teachers thrive in Louisville. Their veteran teachers are committed to helping the newer cohort members which often leads to innovative collaboration and long-lasting friendships.
For more information, contact (502) 458-0830 or email@example.com.
RightChoice Health Care Training Institute
The Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (KY FAME) is a partnership of regional manufacturers whose purpose is to implement career pathway and apprenticeship-style educational programs that will create a pipeline of highly skilled workers. KY FAME helps employers discover the workforce of tomorrow, and helps students launch into their careers today, with no school debt!
FOR EMPLOYERS – Learn more here.
KY FAME provides a comprehensive, hands-on education that prepares individuals for a rewarding career in the industry. As part of The Manufacturing Institute, and through its coalition of employers who work collectively to support skills training programs, KY FAME is proactively developing a robust pipeline of qualified workers to close the skills gap. FAME is the premier advanced manufacturing workforce education and development program, helping students become highly skilled, globally competitive, well-rounded and sought-after talent that can meet the unique needs and challenges of today’s modern manufacturing workforce. Every year, FAME graduates’ transition into well-paying, diverse career pathways in critical disciplines across the manufacturing industry and across the country. The Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) program administered under the FAME model leverages a work/learn framework to weave technical knowledge, professional behaviors and distinct manufacturing core exercises into a focused co-op experience to build global-best, entry-level, multi-skilled maintenance technicians.
FOR STUDENTS – Learn more here.
Once you’re accepted into KY FAME, you will begin work on a combination education/training program to earn certification as an Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT). You will attend classes at a local community college two days a week and work 24 hours a week for a local employer – all while being paid a competitive wage for your work. After five semesters you will have earned an associate degree in Applied Science in Industrial Maintenance Technology-Advanced Manufacturing Technician Track, 68 to 71 college credit hours, two years of work experience and the AMT certification. At that point, you’ll be ready to enter the workforce full time with all the skills needed to succeed—and with the potential of no school debt!
For more information on this program, contact FAME@nam.org or (202) 480-9260.
Center for Employment Opportunities
The Center for Employment Opportunities provides immediate, effective, and comprehensive employment services exclusively to individuals who have recently returned home from incarceration. Their comprehensive employment and training services help individuals connect to a job and career. CEO exists to create greater opportunities for people who face multiple barriers to economic success. With more than half of their participants between 18 and 30 years old, CEO is committed to continuously building, implementing, and evaluating programming that addresses their needs and affirms their agency.
CEO’s program begins with a paid orientation to ensure individuals have what they need to begin work immediately. During the orientation, CEO staff assist each participant in assembling all documents necessary for employment, ensure eligibility for benefits, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and provide appropriate training and PPE for our work crews. Following orientation, participants will continue to engage in workshops and one-on-one support covering crucial digital skills, financial literacy, and workplace and communication best practices. For more information, Contact Jacqueline McGhee-Rutledge at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-694-7878.
Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
The Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation is a program provided by the Kentucky Career Center to empower Kentuckians with disabilities to maximize independence and economic security through competitive, integrated employment. Services include supported employment, vocational and other training services, counseling and guidance, job placement and retention, employment follow-up, telecommunications, sensory, and other technological aids and devices.
Prosser Career Education Center
Knight School of Welding
For more information, contact contact email@example.com or (502) 444-1515.
Interapt – Workforce Development
Interapt Workforce Development solves enterprise resource constraints, helps employers to closes talent gaps, promotes diversity, and propels equity in tech. Through customized training programs offered at no cost to employer partners, Interapt Workforce Development finds, selects, and trains untapped talent with the ability to quickly onboard to meet your business goals. Interapt can help build your talent pipeline from the ground up! Their unique workforce development model means end-to-end talent acquisition management for your business, resulting in a DEI-focused customized talent pool with exceptional retention rates. See the program’s flyer here, or contact to learn more.
Training programs include:
Full-Stack Software Development (Java, Cobol, React, and more)
IT Project Management
For more information, contact Merabeth Martin, President of Interapt Skills at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mission Behind Bars & Beyond
Mission Behind Bars and Beyond (MB3) directly addresses the causes of recidivism and seeks to reduce the rate of recidivism among returning citizens released from Kentucky correctional facilities. The program adopts a multi-layer, holistic approach that begins with the individual while incarcerated, assists with pre-release preparation, and provides support and assistance once the individual returns to the community. Mission Behind Bars and Beyond is making a safer Kentucky, one returning citizen at a time.
For more information, contact (502) 214-5338.
Common Table Culinary Arts Training
The Plan Room
The Plan Room at OneWest was formed in 2014 by a diverse group of professionals in Leadership Louisville’s Bingham Fellows program. They believed that the clearest path to economic renaissance in west Louisville is an influx of private, philanthropic, and public capital. It is abundantly clear that Louisville’s continued growth and vitality rests primarily on intentional and focused inclusion of west Louisville. Their vision includes strategies to provide the residents of west Louisville with increased opportunities for employment and business ownership; to re-create the 18th and West Broadway corridor as a destination of choice where Louisvillians will spend their dollars; and, an increased economic prosperity will stabilize the housing market, enhance access to services, improve health and safety, and instill a renewed sense of pride.
Canopy recognizes the changing landscape in business: employees want purpose, consumers are paying attention to who they buy from, healthy communities are good for business, and, a healthy landscape is good for business. Canopy’s mission is to grow Kentucky businesses to positively impact people, the planet, and the future. Through education, certification, and connection, Canopy helps Kentucky businesses participate and succeed with the Good Business movement.
The Canopy Certified Program guides Kentucky businesses toward achieving measurable social and environmental good, operating with the highest ethical standards, and, taking care of all stakeholders along the way.
For more information, contact Ben Smock, Director of Development, at email@example.com.
New Hope Services, Inc.
New Hope Services Inc. offers an array of services for both job seekers and employers/business owners! These include Vocational Training & Employment Services; Skills Training; Family Support Services; and, workforce solutions through the New Hope Industries program. Learn more about these programs below:
For more information, contact Brad Wolfe at firstname.lastname@example.org (859) 231-0054.
Building Institute of Greater Louisville
At the Building Institute of Greater Louisville, you can become a Licensed HVAC Journeyman! In partnership with the Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville, the Building Institute’s HVAC Program is now being offered to students in Louisville and surrounding areas. Every building in Kentucky needs some form of heating and cooling, and there’s a shortage of HVAC technicians in our state. The year-long program allows you to get practice working on the job and studying during the evenings. Students who have completed this program say they enjoy the pace and on-the-job learning, and, the field training allows them to put what they learned into practice immediately.
For more information on this program, contact 502-429-0513 or visit their website.
Community Ventures helps people own homes and start businesses. From affordable financing to education, to neighborhood revitalization, Community Ventures’ areas of focus offer the opportunity to dramatically improve the quality of life for people across Kentucky. This organization is focused on the areas of greatest need, where they feel they can make the most impact; they offer a range of products and services from financial counseling to large scale neighborhood revitalization. The Community Ventures Homeownership Center works to enable prospective and current homeowners to achieve their dreams through counseling, education, and affordable lending options. They have a successful history of building new homes and buying, remodeling, and re-selling homes, making it possible for their clients to purchase like-new homes and enjoy the benefits of safe, affordable homeownership.
For more information, contact Brad Wolfe at email@example.com (859) 231-0054.
Parnell Commercial Driving School (Mister “P” Express)
Begin your driving career at Mister “P” Express today! This school is fully accredited since 2007 by the State of Indiana and is located in Jeffersonville, IN. Parnell Commercial Driving School is the premier commercial driving school in Southern Indiana and the Metro Louisville area. The Parnell CDL School has grants available for qualifying individuals and individuals that complete the program are offered immediate employment through Mister “P” Express. What sets the Parnell CDL School apart from the rest is it’s devotion to train students with the best technology.
For more information, fill out their contact form or call (812) 256-0400.
The Spot: Young Adult Opportunity Campuses
The Spot: Young Adult Opportunity Campuses offer free career and education resources for young adults ages 16-24 in the Louisville region. Located at JCTC Campus (800 W Chestnut Street) and NIA (2900 W Broadway), the Spot provides an inviting environment for anyone needing guidance in figuring out the next step in life, like continuing education, starting a career, gaining credentials, by creating a path to independence and self-sufficiency. Nobody is ever alone at the Spot! Earn incentives and wages as you explore the world of possibilities, communicate with people who get it, and tap into your inner self.
No pathway is out of the question. The Spot partners with a wealth of educational, vocational, and training providers to meet in-demand jobs and creative jobs. Some trainings are provided in-house, such as Digital Literacy and Customer Services. National credentials are always our mission when serving you with a variety of trainings.
For more information, contact Renee Walters at 502-574-4115 or Renee.Walters@kentuckianaworks.org.
Career – Interest and Aptitude Assessments
Legal Aid and Expungement
General Education and Post-Secondary Education
Paid Internships up to 350+ hours
Seven Counties Services
The Seven Counties Services Training Institute is for community mental health professionals, and offers a variety of learning opportunities for professional development through classroom trainings and workshops. Many courses offered are submitted to Kentucky licensing boards for CE hours. Other courses offered are state-approved certifications for Targeted Case Management, Community Support Associates, and Peer Support Specialists.
Chef Space Kitchen Incubator
Metallica Scholars Program (ECTC)
ACE Mentor Program
The ACE Mentor Program of America (ACE) is a free, award-winning, afterschool program designed to attract high school students into pursuing careers in the Architecture, Construction and Engineering industry, including skilled trades. High school students in the Louisville area can now benefit from a nationwide program designed to introduce them to the wide range of career opportunities through mentors from the design-build construction industry in hope of securing young students to become professionals or tradesmen in the industry. Over 10,000 students participate annually, drawn from approximately 1,450 high schools.
Want to be an ACE Mentor? Click here for more info!
Greater Knox Coding Academy (ECTC)
Truck Driver Institute (TDI)
Blue River Services, Inc.
Blue River Services is on a mission to assist people with disabilities in realizing maximum personal growth and development in home, work and community by providing a continuum of individualized services and supports in settings least restrictive for the needs of the individual. Blue River Employment Services provides placement to individuals with intellectual, developmental and acquired disabilities and other barriers to employment. Individuals can obtain and maintain employment through career exploration, job readiness and development, soft skills training, follow-along services and individual job coaching. Services are designed in accordance with the individual’s support needs and preferences. Blue River staff assist individuals in discovering and understanding their vocational interests, values, temperaments, work-related behaviors, aptitudes, skills, physical capabilities, learning style, and training needs. Individuals are paired with an Employment Consultant, who assists with employment-related concerns helping participants further their skills training.
For more information, contact Holly Adam at 812-542-3077 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center
Rauch, Inc. works to support people with disabilities and their families while encouraging a community that acknowledges the value and contribution of all people. Rauch, Inc. promotes professional growth by providing employees opportunities for promotion to supervisory roles and to apply for new roles across departments. This organization also supports employment by assisting with the job search, skill development, and job coaching as well as working with schools in the community to aid students in their journey after high school.
For more information, contact Holly Adam at (812) 945-4063 or email@example.com.
Junior League of Louisville
The Junior League of Louisville is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Above all else, their goal is to promote and perpetuate social change in Louisville, KY and the surrounding communities that will benefit most from it. By empowering women and providing valuable leadership training, JLL is giving local women the tools to get involved, put their talents to work, and positively impact the communities in and around Louisville.
For more information, contact 502-637-5415 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helping Hand of Hope (Hardin County, KY)
Helping Hand of Hope works to offer compassionate relief to people in need by providing immediate assistance and appropriate referrals to meet basic human needs. This organization provides our community with an opportunity for sharing resources that foster personal self-worth and human dignity. Helping Hand of Hope provides the following services:
– Rent Assistance
– Utility Assistance
– Clothing Assistance
– Food Assistance
– Prescription Assistance
– Transportation Assistance for Hardin Co. residents with out-of-county medical appointments
– Job Readiness/Job Placement
– Beds for Children
For more information, contact email@example.com or (270) 769-3092.
Dismas: Re-entry Services
Dismas serves as the primary re-entry point for over 8,000 men and women returning to society from state and federal prisons each year. At their re-entry centers across the nation, Dismas provides a range of tailored services that address specific community needs and meet or exceed stringent government regulations associated with residential re-entry centers. Dismas Charities provides quality, cost-effective, community-based supervision and support services while focusing on healing the human spirit.
A critical component of their work is a focus on helping their residents obtain meaningful employment. Through employment, their residents repay their debts to society and become responsible, independent citizens, taxpayers, parents, and contributors to the community. Thousands of agencies and employers across the country work with Dismas to provide employment opportunities for residents. Dismas staff works with residents to deliver job-specific training and support to help make a successful transition to long-term employment.
For more information, contact Sarah Weidner at sWeidner@dismas.com or (502) 636-2033.
Louisville Beauty Academy
Louisville Beauty Academy was launched specifically with the goal to enable the working community people to acquire a beauty license. Students may enroll and start anytime, almost immediately. Students are required to be on a set schedule and can work with the school enrollment office for the accommodation of a specific set schedule. LBA offers tuition matching, and is proud to be the “most community-friendly, and affordable beauty institute in Kentucky.” LBA works with graduates to ensure that at least 90% are employed and working in the beauty industry. To date, operating during the past four years, LBA has graduated hundreds of students.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-625-5531.
Louisville Central Community Center
Louisville Central Community Center is a non-profit, community-based organization that offers a variety of programs and services to support adults in the workforce, along with emerging entrepreneurs. Employment services and job training for adults, money management and homeownership are just some of the services provided in addition to those listed below. Programs include:
– Working Solutions: Employer and job seeker service which helps to connect the right candidate to the right positions. Job seekers may also access other services such as assistance with resume building, search and placement assistance, and mock interviewing.
– Money Matters Club: A financial coaching club that offers 1:1 financial coaching support to help participants achieve goals in the areas of asset attainment, budgeting and savings, credit attainment and repair, and much more. This program also works to alleviate barriers to goal achievement such as low wage employment, childcare issues, housing, and transportation issues.
– Adult Basic Education (GED): In partnership with JCPS we offer FREE GED classes to individuals interested in obtaining their GED.
– Skill Up Webinar Series: A technology skills training program to help both entrepreneurs and family leaders compete in our ever-changing world. This webinar series is aimed at providing information about certifications in artificial intelligence, data analytics, and cyber security.
– Entrepreneurship Training Program & Be Your Own Boss (BYOB) Network: Offers networking and training opportunities to both budding and experienced entrepreneurs.
For more information, contact (502) 583-8821 or email@example.com.
Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency
The Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency works to eliminate barriers to economic self-sufficiency for low-income families and senior citizens through community supports and partnerships. The MPCAA works on behalf of individuals and families to help them improve their daily living situations and to stabilize the family unit. Through their various programs and services, they promote self-sufficiency and independent living, helping their customers to achieve their own success by focusing on the positive aspects of their lives.
For more information, contact Kim Embrey-Hill at (502) 633-7162 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
S.O.U.L. Clinic of Kentuckiana
Mid-America Science Park Training & Workforce Development Center
MASPark serves employers who offer ongoing training and certification opportunities to employees, professionals, and students seeking to advance their skills. Served by approximately 3,500 square feet of training space, the Training and Workforce Development Center includes a welding lab, equipment labs for advanced manufacturing technology and green energy training, a 25-seat computer classroom, and a wide range of equipment to facilitate hands-on learning. MASPark’s Training and Workforce Development Center offers students of all ages ample opportunity to study and earn sought-after certifications in progressive fields. The state-of-the-art communication center complements onsite instruction through virtual audiovisual training with remote colleges and universities.
For more information, contact Tyson Skinner, Director of Education & Training at (812) 752-9521 or email@example.com.
Cedar Lake works to to engage individuals in the community while promoting independence, self-sufficiency, and spiritual health. Cedar Lake Employment Specialists focus on aiding job seekers in obtaining a meaningful job. Specialists help job seekers to find a job within competitive employment that both earns a living wage and provides a satisfying career while building natural relationships and in the workplace. In addition, this organization offers vocational rehabilitation services to assist individuals with their goals to reach their employment outcomes. Counselors are assigned to each case to discuss guidance and assessments that focus on person-centered initiatives.
For more information, contact 502-495-4946 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adelante Hispanic Achievers
Adelante Hispanic Achievers is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization chartered with a mission to inspire and empower Hispanic youth to become self-sufficient, successful individuals who have the tools they need to achieve their dreams and participate as creative, educated world citizens. Their programming focuses on the holistic development of their students, including academics, career exploration, cultural awareness, plus personal and social development. Adelante provides long-term educational guidance, programming and resources to students from grades 6-12. All Adelante programs and services are provided free of charge.
For more information, contact email@example.com or (502) 341-9415.
Pathways Home by the Home of the Innocents
Home of the Innocents – Pathways HOME is a leader in transforming communities through programs that are trauma-responsive, innovative, and evidence-based. Their leadership is committed to developing and supporting a diverse, inclusive, values-led workforce. The Pathways HOME program provides services to young adults between the ages of 18 to 24 and their children. This program offers the kind of care and education that can make a huge difference in young people’s ability to care for themselves and their families. Their experienced and dedicated staff help Pathways HOME clients develop independent living skills, enroll in and complete education, access community resources, seek affordable housing, and access mental health services. Participants are expected to fulfill certain obligations in order to benefit from the program. These expectations include maintaining a job, completing education, and weekly contact with their case manager.
For more information, contact Paul Robinson at 502-596-1320 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Kentucky Chapter
If you’ve been looking for a place that supports and elevates women business owners to the next level, the National Association of Women Business Owners, Kentucky Chapter, is for you. NAWBO is the essential community for all women business owners with a diverse group of members supporting, encouraging, teaching, and sharing with each other. NAWBO is a network for women in business that supports, provides resources, aids opportunities and forms partnerships among the woman-owned business community in Kentucky and beyond. While NAWBO is a world-wide organization, NAWBO Kentucky serves Kentucky, the Southern Indiana and Cincinnati, Ohio areas. Members represent a variety of different business industries, providing opportunities for business connections in whatever area you need them. Membership is open to sole proprietors, partners, and corporate owners with day-to-day management responsibility, along with those who support the mission and vision of NAWBO.
For more information, contact Assistant@nawbokentucky.org or and email@example.com for more information.
Options Unlimited, Inc.
Options Unlimited, Inc. (OU) provides a variety of employment services at no cost to individuals with disabilities and supports individuals so that they may achieve their desired vocational goals of working in the community. Individuals begin the Supported Employment process at the assessment and planning stage. During this time OU will look at the individual’s interests and skills and match these to a potential employer through job development. On-the-job training and coaching is a support that is offered to assure success of the individuals in the OU Supported Employment Program. Ongoing follow up and support is provided to ensure the long-term success of the individual working in the community with services such as training programs, resume development, interviewing skills, job readiness, job development services and on-the-job support.
For more information, contact contact Willie Byrd at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-955-7271.
Harrison County Lifelong Learning Center
CERTIFICATION & TRAINING PROGRAMS
CDL TRUCK DRIVER TRAININGIn partnership with FIE Truck Driving School, local classes are offered with individualized instruction that prepare students for a Class A Commercial Driver’s License. Financial assistance is available. If you are interested in information regarding this CDL Truck Driver Training Program, you can learn more here.
COMPTIA CERTIFICATIONHarrison County Lifelong Learning, in partnership with Ivy Tech Community College of Southern Indiana offers Information Technology classes. Programs are STATE FUNDED through the Next Level Jobs Workforce Ready Grant. If a student qualifies through an application process, there is no cost to attend the course. Learn more here!
MEDICAL TRAININGMedical training programs offered include: Certified Nurse Aide; Qualified Medication Aide; Phlebotomy Technician; Certified Clinical Medical Assistant; and, Dental Assistant Certification. Learn more here!
ACT® WORKKEYS® NATIONAL CAREER READINESS CERTIFICATE®Harrison County Lifelong Learning administers the ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate® (NCRC), a portable, industry-recognized credential that clearly identifies an individual’s workplace skills. The test consists of three sections; Workplace Documents, Applied Math and Graphic Literacy. Individuals can earn a Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze level status which correlates to virtually any job and reveals an employee’s aptitude for different skills. Learn more here!
SIX SIGMA GREEN BELT CERTIFICATION SERIES (for employers)Harrison County Lifelong Learning and Purdue University Manufacturing Extension Partnership can offer a Six Sigma Green Belt Training to area employers. Participants will leave the training with a thorough understanding of the DMAIC process, data collection techniques and the statistical methods used in Six Sigma projects. Learn more here!
Elizabethtown/Hardin County Industrial Foundation Training Consortium
The Elizabethtown/Hardin County Industrial Foundation Training Consortium (EIFTC), formed in 1987, is a partnership dedicated to workforce excellence and includes representatives from business, industry, the Industrial Foundation, and Elizabethtown Community & Technical College (ECTC). The primary purpose of this organization is to develop and implement various training programs for local industry, to upgrade the skills of current employees, and to provide continuity of educational development for students who may be considered for employment after graduation. Each year, EIFTC proudly invests in workforce solutions and awards a number of scholarships to qualified student applicants – all as part of the organization’s commitment to workforce training and development.
For more information, contact 270-737-0300 or view the program brochure here.
HighVibe School of Integrative Massage & Bodywork
The HighVibe School of Integrative Massage & Bodywork (HSIMB) is a 670-hour, boutique-style program designed to cultivate health and wellness professionals who are equipped to build a sustainable career in the field. We offer an accelerated 6-month path, as well as a 12-month path. HighVibe Healing Arts Academy is an experiential learning mecca for aspiring and established massage and bodywork professionals, energists, intuitives, death and the community. HighVibe Healing Arts Academy offers a Career Support Program for qualifying graduates of our HighVibe School Integrative Massage & Bodywork School (HSIMB). The career options are limitless with Massage Therapy, including working in a wellness clinic, chiropractic office, physical therapy office, day spa, mobile context, your own private practice, and beyond.
For more information, contact 502-821-0305.
Path Forward of Kentucky
Path Forward of Kentucky provides supported employment, community rehabilitation services (CRP), and pre-employment transition services. They also provide support and coordination for Medicaid Waivers; authorized Social Security Tickets to Work; contract opportunities, business consulting for ADA and inclusionary workplaces, and benefits consulting. This organization’s mission is to provide customized services, support and encouragement needed by individuals with disabilities to build and increase their independence.
For more information, contact 502-451-2565 or email@example.com.
The Workwell Industries is a non-profit organization that is committed to creating jobs for people with disabilities and others who experience barriers to employment. This organization provides quality packaging, parts assembly as well as various other services to many large organizations in the US and worldwide. By choosing to outsource these services to Workwell, companies routinely reduce overhead & save on the cost of a project.
For more information, contact Sandy Boyd at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-772-7383.
Iron Workers Local 70 JATC (Apprenticeship Program)
River Valley Resources (Southern IN)
Fort Knox Army Advanced Manufacturing Career Skills Program (ECTC)
Community Services Project
Community Services Project (CSP) is a nonprofit organization that works with individuals to find and maintain jobs within the community. They strive to help a diverse group of people (including persons with disabilities, veterans, and Youth in Transition) find jobs of their choosing. Jobs are targeted to an individual’s abilities, health status, and goals. They provide programs and services to help our clients enhance their strengths and overcome their weaknesses. This creates a clear path to increased self-confidence and self-sufficiency!
For more information, contact email@example.com or (502) 368-4886.
Coalition for Workforce Diversity
The Coalition for Workforce Diversity helps supply local businesses with the help they need, while helping individuals with disabilities lead more productive and fulfilling lives. Partner businesses work collaboratively with Agency providers to support their candidates in getting and maintaining jobs. A monthly networking meeting is held the third Thursday of each month where business can present their openings to job coaches and agency providers. Both UPS and Best Buy have seen very positive results from working with the Coalition. Because their employees have been carefully matched to the positions they hold, these employees tend to excel in their roles. Furthermore, Coalition employees tend to have better attendance and more impressive safety records when compared to their workplace peers.
For more information, contact Kitty Zachery at KittyZachery@CoalitionFWD.com or (502) 955-7271.
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Seed to Oaks
Job One at Seed to Oaks is a job readiness program that can be operated through a church in collaboration with local businesses. For churches, Job One provides a ministry that can connect your members and community into full-time employment. For businesses, Job One increases revenue reduces expenses, and provides qualified employees when you need them most.
For more information, contact Lisa Hinnen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-830-9894.
The Healing Place
The Healing Place strives to transform individuals affected by addiction or homelessness through accountability and connection. With nearly 1,000 beds available on three campuses, The Healing Place provides a number of services to best fit the client’s needs and give them the best chance at long-term recovery from drugs and/or alcohol. This includes detox services, a long-term inpatient recovery program, intensive outpatient services with sober housing, transitional housing, an overnight shelter for those experiencing homelessness, and specialized services for homeless and addicted veterans. Most services are provided at no cost to the client.
For more information, call 502-585-4848.
Mid-America College of Funeral Service
Americana World Community Center
Americana World Community Center works to bridge the gap from surviving to thriving for Louisville’s refugee, immigrant, and underserved populations. This organization provides holistic, comprehensive programs to immigrants, refugees, and low-income individuals that enable people to overcome the challenges of integrating into a new community and of living below the poverty line. They offer workforce development programs such as mentoring, coaching and referrals, college/career readiness preparation, and more.
For more information, contact Emilie Dyer at 502-366-7813 or email@example.com.
Noir Black Chamber of Commerce (KY)
The Noir Black Chamber of Commerce Inc., is a Louisville Kentucky-based national 501(c)(3) economic development organization and Certified Community Development Entity under The U.S. Department of Treasury. The Chamber’s mission is to “Move Black America Forward”, through the creation of innovative programming that will lead to economic and social mobility for Black students ages 9 to 24. Noir Black Chamber of Commerce Inc. is unique in that it’s the only chamber in the United States specifically focused on Black students and the teaching of business educational and professional skills learning earlier, in the hope of increasing the number of successful Black entrepreneurs and Black corporate professionals over time.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 844-664-7222.
Henry County KY Chamber of Commerce
Henry County KY Chamber of Commerce works to promote pride and progress in Henry County through the cooperation and dedication of the citizens, businesses, and industries of the entire county. The Henry County Chamber offers business and community event promotion, shop local programs, a Leadership Henry County program, ribbon cutting/grand opening events, business networking events such as dinners, business showcases and more.
For more information, contact Holly Kinderman, Exec. Director at email@example.com or 502-845-0806.
Eastern Kentucky Concentrated
The Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP) through federal funding from SITE, assists workers and businesses throughout the state of Kentucky meet the challenges and & seize opportunities in today’s economy. EKCEP administers programs that help adults looking for work, workers who have been dislocated from their jobs, and economically disadvantaged youth. In the GLI area, EKCEP covers the counties of Jefferson, Bullitt, Henry, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble.. EKCEP works with workforce centers across the state, and provides access to more than a dozen state and federal programs that offer employment and training assistance for job seekers and employers.
For more information contact Millie Dee Stevens at 606-312-2028 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fern Creek KY Chamber of Commerce
The Fern Creek Area Chamber of Commerce is organized to advance the welfare and prosperity of the Fern Creek area so that its citizens and all areas of its business community shall prosper. All necessary means of promotion shall be provided and particular attention and emphasis shall be given to the area’s economic, industrial, and educational interests.
For more information, contact email@example.com or 502-239-7550.
Louisville Youth Network
The Louisville Youth Network is a one-stop shop for understanding what services and programs are available to Louisville’s youth (ages 10-24) that are not in school, working, or simply need support. Through this Network, youth will have the opportunity to receive wrap around services, support, and mentorship. Available services include: connections to educational opportunities, mental and physical health, job training, employment, housing and food, leadership, and transportation.
For more information, contact Bethany Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org.