KentuckianaWorks

FOR EMPLOYERS
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.

FOR JOB-SEEKERS
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.

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Leadership Louisville Center

The Leadership Louisville Center is a nationally-recognized resource for individuals and organizations who strive to go beyond being individually successful to being truly significant. Leaders Louisville Center is the Greater Louisville region’s hub for talent development, relationship building, and community engagement. Their innovative, world-class curriculum and experiential learning opportunities are available for all levels of leadership. No matter where you are located in the world, Leadership Louisville Center can help you build stronger leaders! The Center is the place where leaders can connect with diverse networks, build understanding, and take action to drive positive social and professional impact.

For more information on any programs listed below, contact Aimee Jewell, Engagement Manager, at ajewell@leadershiplouisville.org or (502) 468-2426.

Programs:

A leadership program that deepens your connection to the community and your capacity to make a difference.For over 40 years, The Leadership Louisville program has been part of the fabric of our community. Both lifelong residents and those new to Louisville learn more about the city over 10 months – exploring a new sector each session. Carefully designed cohorts and curriculum provide an unmatched experience. The Leadership Louisville program is designed for established leaders who are ready to generate meaningful social impact and contribute to the region’s growth and success. Approximately 60 leaders are selected through a competitive application process each year to represent the diversity of the Louisville region.

Ignite Louisville is a leadership program that builds stronger next-generation leaders. Ignite Louisville is a professional development program like no other. This award-winning experience combines training, intensive team building, and hands-on work with a local nonprofit over the course of 6 months. Our participants graduate with the skills, confidence, problem-solving abilities, and connections essential to realizing leadership potential, pushing the needle for both our participants and their employers.

For more than 30 years, Focus Louisville has offered everyone from newcomers to native Louisvillians a fascinating insider’s look at our city. Focus Louisville can jumpstart your journey in making our city better for all citizens. You will connect with 50 other civic-minded Louisvillians you might not otherwise have had the opportunity to meet. You’ll gain a more complete view and understanding of Louisville, along with a better sense of belonging, and how to put leadership into action.

A women’s leadership experience developed by the Leadership Louisville Center in order to accelerate and sustain the growth of women into positions of influence.

The Bingham Fellows program annually brings together about 40 experienced Louisville leaders to address one of the region’s most critical issues. Considered our most advanced leadership program, a diverse class of participants is selected following a competitive application process to ensure the class includes content experts and unique voices representing all parts of the community. ​

Encore Louisville is for experienced leaders who have spent decades of their careers in leadership roles, and want to give back to the community. Through the program, they share their wisdom to make our community’s nonprofits stronger.

A program of the Leadership Louisville Center, Leadership Accelerator is a new initiative designed to accelerate the growth of a company’s diverse talent, grow skill sets in individuals, and deepen connections between affinity group leaders.

“Better leaders. Better results. Better world.” Through LeadingBetter™, we help organizations like yours retain, attract, and activate talent through better leadership. We understand the bottom-line value of what leadership can do – and our training courses are curated and crafted to meet the needs of individuals and organizations across all industries, sectors, and levels of experience. We’ve worked with over 200 organizations in the Greater Louisville area to deliver essential fundamentals and cutting edge topics relevant to the shifts happening in today’s workplaces. Our services are like building blocks. They can build a complete training program or fill gaps in your talent development strategy. Our content can be delivered in a variety of formats: open enrollment courses for individuals or teams, private or on-site training for organizations, and talks and keynotes for events or special programs.

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Jefferson Community & Technical College

 

Jefferson Community & Technical College is a community where students find confidence, collaboration, compassion, and success. Whether you’re starting college for the first time or thinking about a career change, JCTC has you covered! JCTC offers associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates, and they’re here to help you reach your goals. Get started by finding the program that works for you!

For more information, fill out this information form or call (502) 873-4187.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS


JCTC WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS


The University of Louisville Center for Engaged Learning The Workforce Solutions team at Jefferson Community and Technical College links the Greater Louisville community to the many resources Jefferson provides to meet regional workforce development needs. By offering flexible, diverse educational training and services; on-demand and site-based program delivery; customized credit and non-credit offerings; and the ability to create partnerships with a wide range of constituents, the JTCT Workforce Solutions Department is poised to serve all industry sectors and regional economic development initiatives. For more information, contact Elena Shulgina at elena.shulgina@kctcs.edu or (502) 213-2480.


BIT502


Do you like playing video games and have an idea for new ones? Thought about developing a new app or improving current ones? Do you have a sharp memory and an inquisitive mind, confidence around a computer and a desire to figure out how things work? If so, you’re probably the right type of candidate for bit502! This is a great time to “Be in Tech (bit)”. BIT502 is an apprenticeship-style training program where you’ll earn valuable on-the-job experience while also earning a paycheck as you work toward your degree. Click here for more information.


 

Chefs for Success Culinary Arts Training Program

Chefs for Success, by the Salvation Army, is a workforce development program for those interested in obtaining employment in the culinary industry upon completion. Chefs for Success participants gain the foundational skills to apply for an entry-level position in the culinary industry. Participants will complete a free, five-week class and then will be provided with interviewing and employment best practices and earn a Food Handler certificate that adds value to their skill set.
 
For more information, contact thejadedfork@gmail.com or (502) 671-4900.
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Align Southern Indiana

Align Southern Indiana strives to actively facilitate a shared regional process that will align resources, address needs and produce sustainable solutions resulting in our region achieving its potential as a best place to live, work and play. This organization strives to meet the current and future talent needs of the regional workforce with a goal of high paying jobs, increased productivity, and retention of talented graduates. Through aiming to enhance quality of place in the region, Align Southern Indiana’s goal is to create an area that is attractive for economic development and is inviting for citizens to live, work and play.

For more information, contact Rita at 502-777-0779 or rita@alignsi.com.

 

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Jefferson BuiLT

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 jlichtsteiner0002@kctcs.edu or 502-213-4160.

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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 info@160drivingacademy.com or (502) 822-2269.

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Kentuckiana Builds

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, cshockency@lul.org or call (502) 362-2824.

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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 bwolfe@cvky.org (859) 231-0054.

SERVICES FOR THE PUBLIC/JOB SEEKERS
SKILLS & VOCATIONAL TRAINING

The Skills Training Program (offered in Clark, Scott, and Floyd Counties in Indiana) helps clients with mild to moderate intellectual or physical disabilities work toward personal goals to achieve their highest level of independence. Goals focus on personal, social, educational, daily living, and community integration skills. The Vocational Training program helps clients with mild to moderate intellectual or physical disabilities to gain work and productivity skills. Services are based on an individualized plan of care and can include services at New Hope Center or in the community. Activities occur in both group settings and one-on-one with staff. Facility group ratios range, depending on the activity, from 1 staff to 2-8 clients. Learn more here.
SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT

The Employment Services program assists individuals in selecting, obtaining, and/or maintaining appropriate employment in competitive settings. Employment Consultants will assist clients to develop a plan for employment, build a resumé, perform a job search, and assist with the application and interview process. Once a job is secured, Employment Consultants can work with clients to help with job stability. Learn more here. Also, be sure to check out the New Hope Industries program below.
SERVICES FOR EMPLOYERS & BUSINESS OWNERS
New Hope Industries, by New Hope Services, has been providing a variety of manufacturing and subcontracting services for over 45 years to a growing list of companies in Greater Louisville with a full range of subcontracting work for businesses and customers. New Hope Industries offer a capable workforce, competitive pricing, two full-service delivery trucks, double loading docks, adherence to deadlines, and quality control. Jobs can include collating, labeling, small hand assembly, and a wide array of piecework assignments. In addition, their facility has 8,000 square feet of production and warehouse space. Featuring diversified operations and a commitment to quality, New Hope is ISO 9001-2015 certified and adheres to a robust Quality Management System. Download the NHI Fact Sheet to learn more and see a list of businesses that count on New Hope Industries to get the job done. Some services include:
SKILLS & VOCATIONAL TRAINING

The Skills Training Program (offered in Clark, Scott, and Floyd Counties in Indiana) helps clients with mild to moderate intellectual or physical disabilities work toward personal goals to achieve their highest level of independence. Goals focus on personal, social, educational, daily living, and community integration skills. The Vocational Training program helps clients with mild to moderate intellectual or physical disabilities to gain work and productivity skills. Services are based on an individualized plan of care and can include services at New Hope Center or in the community. Activities occur in both group settings and one-on-one with staff. Facility group ratios range, depending on the activity, from 1 staff to 2-8 clients. Learn more here.
SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT

The Employment Services program assists individuals in selecting, obtaining, and/or maintaining appropriate employment in competitive settings. Employment Consultants will assist clients to develop a plan for employment, build a resumé, perform a job search, and assist with the application and interview process. Once a job is secured, Employment Consultants can work with clients to help with job stability. Learn more here. Also, be sure to check out the New Hope Industries program below.
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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.

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