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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LouTechWorks 

LouTechWorks, by Louisville Forward, is working across sectors with Louisville’s K-12 system, local and regional institutions of higher education, employers, and nonprofit organizations to bring more tech job opportunities to Louisville. This initiative is working to re-imagine the public sector’s role in fostering tech talent through innovative partnerships like Code Louisville while also advocating for more tech funding from city, state, and federal agencies.

For more information about Lou TechWorks or Louisville Forward, contact Joshua McKee at joshua.mckee@louisvilleky.gov or 502-574-1526.

 

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Code Louisville

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 you in learning not only the skills a programmer needs, but also provide you with resume writing and interview workshops, a community of developers to network with, mentors to answer your questions, and a network of employers interested in finding their next developer! They also help our students find jobs after they graduate!

For more information, contact Emily Sullivan at emily@codelouisville.org or (502) 208-6880‬.

 

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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 place 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 lhinnen@seedtooaks.com or 502-830-9894.

 

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ExecuTrain of Kentucky

ExecuTrain is a private company that helps business clients design training for their employees, while offering consulting and support services. From hire to retire, ExecuTrain combines talent, learning, and workforce management into one seamless platform customized for your organization’s specifications and preferences. Whether you need to launch training or track it, hire people or develop them, this organization’s solutions can provide you with the tools needed to effectively communicate your vision and move your company forward.Start (LUL): The Louisville Urban League (LUL) has teamed up with Facility Management Services (FMS), a janitorial service in town and one of our community partners, to create a new program, “Clean Start.” Anyone who signs onto Clean Start can enjoy the peace of mind that LUL’s wraparound services afford — helping people pay their rent and utilities, finding reliable transportation, and seeking mental health counseling. In addition, the folks in Clean Start also get peace of mind another way: Stable employment through FMS. We know what you may be thinking — “A janitorial service?” We get it. FMS does make money by cleaning buildings, but it is a lot more than just that. The key to this partnership is the combination of a nonprofit’s wraparound support with a for-profit’s social mission based a collaborative goal of having a positive impact on society, workers, and the community.

For more information, contact Betty Fox at bfox@lul.org or (502) 585-4622.

 

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Canopy KY

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, our planet, and our future. Through education, certification, and connection, we help Kentucky businesses participate and succeed within the Good Business movement.

The Canopy Certified Program guides Kentucky businesses towards 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 bensmock@canopyky.org.

 

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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 emilie@americanacc.org.

 

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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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Catholic Charities of Louisville – Migration and Refugee Services

Catholic Charities of Louisville accompanies people, regardless of their background or faith, with programs that serve immigrants and refugees, new/expecting parents, people who need job training, trafficking survivors, and, the aging and residents of long-term care facilities, This organization also focuses on West Louisville residents in need of emergency assistance programs by providing the most basic of human needs such as food, clothes, rent, and utilities assistance as they move from struggling to self-sufficiency so they can fully engage in our community.

For more information, contact TaKiyah Betts at tbetts@archlou.org or 502-637-9786.

 

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Bardstown Nelson KY Chamber of Commerce

The Bardstown Nelson Chamber of Commerce has grown and prospered since 1923 as the united voice for business in their area. The Chamber has accomplished much because of the dedication and hard work of hundreds of volunteers, sharing the belief that our community is worth working for. As the largest business organization in Nelson County, the Bardstown Nelson County Chamber of Commerce seeks not only to sustain the business climate, but also to improve and secure a thriving future. In order to continue the growth and success of our community, we must create a talent pipeline for our growing needs. The Hub was developed to connect all workforce resources. By working together, we can take our community to the next level with one common goal – an improved workforce.

For more information, contact Lisa Thomas at lisa@bardstownchamber.com or 502-348-9545 ext 3.

 

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