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NKY home builders among finalists for state workforce initiative funding

Recent Enzweiler Institute graduating class


Out of 114 pre-applicants, 91 finalists were chosen to advance to the first-round funding phase of Gov. Matt Bevin’s Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative program.
 
Among those finalists is the Northern Kentucky Home Builders’ Enzweiler Institute.
 
The initiative is aimed at developing a highly trained, modernized workforce to meet the needs of KY employers and promote sustainable incomes for Kentuckians.
 
Applicants submitted nearly $540 million in funding requests, with individual requests ranging from $40,000 to $28 million. Proposals came from all 10 state workforce areas and represented industry sectors that include manufacturing, healthcare, technology, transportation and construction/trades.
 
NKY Home Builders Executive Vice President Brian Miller echoed a key goal of the initiative in citing public-private partnerships his organization has forged with Boone County Schools, NKY Cooperative Education Services, Ludlow High School and Gateway Community & Technical College.
 
“We had created a plan to expand and renovate our facility,” Miller said. “And we are seen as the priority place for construction trades workforce development in Northern Kentucky.”
 
Read the full NKY Tribune story here.

 
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