Ohio County Industrial Foundation
1350 Clay St.
PO Box 3
Hartford, KY 42347
PHONE: 270-298-3551
FAX: 270-298-3331
E-mail: industry@ohiocounty.com
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Center for Community and Economic Development
The CCED provides cost effective training programs designed to meet business and industry needs. A variety of training programs are offered including Technical Training, KY Wins (see additional info), and Work Keys System.

KY WINS is a workforce training incentive program administered by the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. The goal of the KY WINS initiative is to provide high-level transferable technical skills training to existing and new industries and businesses that are creating high paying jobs for Kentucky's citizens. The program can provide up to 75% of the costs for training, assessing, and profiling services.

Within the next 5 years an Advanced Technology Center will be constructed at Owensboro Technical and Community College.

Companies locating in Ohio County are eligible for either the Kentucky Jobs Development Act (KJDA) or the Kentucky Rural Economic Development Act (KREDA).

Bluegrass State Skills Corporation
Keeping Kentucky’s business and industry competitive in the global economy is a major objective of The Bluegrass State Skills Corporation (BSSC). The group assists business and industry by providing necessary training for the workforce.

The BSSC consistently meets and exceeds industry needs for customized, flexible, industry –driven skills training. The organization achieves this through partnerships with other employment and training organizations. These partnerships allow tailored comprehensive programs of skills training services for new, expanding and existing businesses.

The BSSC ‘s four main functions are:

● To administer and fund Kentucky’s customized business and industry-specific training efforts through training agreements for Grant-in-Aid and Skills Training Investment Credit projects that are approved by the BSSC Board of Directors;

● To act as a broker, by coordinating the resources of providers of skills training and employment services;

● To facilitate the creation of public and private partnerships through education and training programs designed to meet unfilled training needs of individual and multiple-company training projects, or consortia; and

● To administer any special state appropriation for customized business and industry-specific training

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Western Kentucky University
Owensboro Community & Technical College
Kentucky Economic Development Workforce Training
Kentucky Economic Development Workforce Training Programs