In 2013, the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership commissioned a study of the South Central Kentucky workforce through a grant from the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board.

According to the study, the region is projected to need over 4,500 workers by the end of 2016 and over 9,000 by 2020 to fill critical middle-skill production and maintenance jobs, as well as management and engineering positions, due to impeding retirements and new job growth.

We must have a well-trained talent pipeline to fuel the success and growth of our existing businesses as well as new businesses that may locate here. As the voice of the business community, it’s our responsibility to ensure our businesses have the talent pipeline they need to grow and continue to fuel our economy.

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