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.”
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