SCK LAUNCH – South Central Kentucky Learning About Unique and New Careers Here – is an overarching talent development strategy to grow our own that begins at the earliest opportunity in kindergarten and carries through to graduation.
Growing Our Own: Enhancing talent and workforce pipeline through industry involvement
We believe education is taking the smart approach. Our elementary and secondary school systems rank high in Kentucky and the U.S. because of our region’s commitment to strong community values, supportive business leaders and parent involvement.
SCK LAUNCH will provide our young people a wealth of knowledge about engaging careers here. Through the application of FranklinCovey principles of leadership, students will build the work ethic foundation employers are seeking. SCK LAUNCH stresses industry certifications so high school students have the opportunity to earn a postsecondary credential upon graduation resulting in higher degree attainment in our area. Education lays the foundation for a prosperous community by developing young people who are career-wise and lifelong learners.
Every student will graduate with a career-related experience.
South Central Kentucky leads the state in growth since the 2008 recession. This growth has created career opportunities across all sectors of our economy – from local to international businesses.
The SCK LAUNCH Community Plan includes a history of the program and influences, the methods and principles being implemented, and the tactical plans to connect students and educators to provide meaning immersion into the world of work before graduation.
While there are many pathways for success, SCK LAUNCH focuses on labor market data to inform students and job-seekers about the region’s future high-growth, high-demand careers in our top sectors. The labor market data was validated with members of the local business community.
The sectors include:
- Professional Services
- Public Services
- Transportation, Distribution and Logistics