Governor Andy Beshear underscored Kentucky’s ongoing commitment to workforce training initiatives as he revealed that over $1.6 million in state support has been sanctioned by the Bluegrass State Skills Corp to bolster the training and advancement of nearly 5,000 workers across the state

Louisville, KY – Through the Grant-in-Aid and Skills Training Investment Credit programs administered by BSSC, a total of over $1.6 million has been allocated to facilitate the training and development of 4,982 employees spanning 25 companies.
Among the recent approvals, notable mentions include workforce training assistance for more than 770 employees at Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, along with an additional 393 trainees earmarked for Franklin Precision Industry in Franklin. The list extends to encompass 299 trainees at Cumberland Cooperage in East Bernstadt, 227 workers at Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems in Edmonton, 200 trainees at Goose Creek Candles in Liberty, 190 employees at Piston Automotive in Louisville, and 150 workers at Federal-Mogul Motorparts in Glasgow.
Governor Beshear, in conjunction with this month’s approvals, has now unveiled a cumulative sum exceeding $19 million in funding through BSSC across 127 projects aimed at training over 42,600 Kentucky workers for fiscal year 2024.
This strategic investment underscores Kentucky’s proactive stance in nurturing a skilled workforce and fostering economic growth across various sectors. Governor Beshear’s continued advocacy for workforce development initiatives signifies the state’s dedication to equipping its workforce with the necessary skills to thrive in today’s dynamic job market.

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