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Workforce Development

The Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board (KWIB) serves as an advisory board to the Governor on workforce training and development issues. The KWIB is charged with creating a statewide vision and plan for workforce development and adopting a plan to move Kentucky forward through workforce training and development. Melissa Aguilar, Executive Director of KWIB, will be joining us to discuss KWIB’s many initiatives and the labor market information that drives their decision making process. Additionally, she will also talk through the responsibilities​s of the Kentucky Workforce and Education Collaborative w​hich was created in July 2020 by executive order (EO) from Governor Beshear. The Collaborative is responsible for implementing the WorkReady strategic plan as well as the directives of the EO.
9/14/2020 | 1 hour | Slides (PDF)
In this webinar, you will learn about two free software courses from WIN Learning: Essential Soft Skills Course, which covers customer service and professional behavior topics, and WIN Learning Career Readiness Course, which includes courseware to train and evaluate core workplace skills to help job seekers.
8​/19/2021 | 1 hour | Slides (PDF), Instructions for Applicants​ (PDF)
Learn how to assist job seekers who are using your library! This webinar from the Kentucky Career Center that will help you navigate the many resources available to your job-seeking patrons.
12/19/2018 | 0.75 hours | Slides (PDF)
Kentucky Career EDGE is a web-based platform, freely available to all who live in Kentucky, that offers career development, life-skills training, and a full Toolkit. Users will have access to assessments, a Resume Builder, an interactive interview Simulation Trainer, professional correspondence templates, and more.
2/10/2022 | 1 hour | Presentation (PDF), Flyer​ (PDF)
Learn about Kentucky’s Rapid Response Program, how it connects job-seekers with employers who are hiring, and how your library can partner with the local Workforce Rapid Response teams to disseminate employment information to your patrons.
4/27/2021 | 1 hour | Rapid Response Map (PDF) | Local WI Areas Map (PDF) | Rapid Response Solutions for Business (PDF)
Sesame Street, Downton Abbey, Doc Martin. Is this what you think when you hear “KET”? You’re right! But KET is so much more. With educational resources for preschoolers through adults, KET offers engaging, interactive learning experiences you can view, stream, and print. Join us for this webinar to learn how to find and use these materials at your location.
3/4/2020 | 1 hour | Slides (PDF)
Join us to learn about Kentucky Educational Television’s Workplace Essential Skills Job Search module, which contains videos and activities related to preparing résumés, cover letters, and for interviews. Find out how your patrons can utilize the Job Search module and templates within it to create their own career documents, like a résumé or job application.
7/26/2021 | 1 hour | Slides (PDF)
Getting a job is no easy task. There's applications, resumes, interviewing...​and that doesn't even include finding one! It can be totally overwhelming for your patrons. So how can you help? Watch this webinar to get great ideas and tips on the best ways to help your patron land that job, while making the library look really, really good.
4/5/2018 | 1 hour | Slides (PDF)
Public libraries have become a central location for patrons trying to find a job. Join us for this Workforce Development Library Link Up as we talk about how KY public libraries have held Job Fairs for their patrons and local businesses and how you can do the same!
9/6/2018 | 1 hour | Slides (PDF)
Join the next Library Link Up to hear what other Kentucky libraries are doing! Get great ideas and tips on the best ways to develop and sustain workforce related partnerships, while making the library look really, really good.
6/7/2018 | 1 hour | Slides (PDF)
The Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS) will be presenting a brief introduction about data in their system followed by reports and tools that can help Kentuckians make data-informed decisions. Specifically, KYSTATS will go over the Career Explorer (a tool that matches Kentuckians to careers that align to their skills), the Kentucky Future Skills Report (an interactive report showing the projection of jobs in Kentucky), and other reports along the education pipeline.
11/19/2019 | 0.75 hours
The RETAIN program is designed to help persons who have a non-work related illness or injury stay at their job, find a new job, or find employment in a different career. Find out how you can connect those in your community to the RETAIN staff and the many resources they offer.
7/15/2021 | 1 hour | Slides (PDF)
Avoid duplicating the job hunting/job preparation services of other organizations in your community. Instead, find out where the weak links are with your community partners and educate them about library resources that can fill their voids. Learn how to help educate job seekers and career changers about resources available to them at next week’s webinar!
10/10/2017 | 1 hour | Slides (PDF)
The Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board (KWIB) serves as an advisory board to the Governor on workforce training and development issues. Melissa Aguilar, Executive Director of KWIB, will join us to discuss workforce resources for veterans and to demonstrate the Kentucky Career Explorer tool.
8/14/2020 | 0.75 hours | Slides (PDF)


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