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About KentuckianaWorks

Who We Are

If you've heard of Code Louisville, the Mayor's SummerWorks program, the Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center or the Kentucky Health Career Center, then you know some of what KentuckianaWorks does in the Louisville region.

KentuckianaWorks helps job seekers find jobs, education and training and helps employers meet their workforce needs by linking them with skilled, qualified employees.

KentuckianaWorks is the Workforce Development Board for the Greater Louisville region consisting of Jefferson, Bullitt, Henry, Oldham, Spencer, Shelby and Trimble counties.

KentuckianaWorks operates a regional network of Kentucky Career Center facilities that provide job and career counseling, training, resume-building and direct referral to employers. These centers include career specific facilities focusing on manufacturing and healthcare. To connect people to the rising number of well-paying jobs in technology, we provide free software coding training through the Code Louisville initiative.

To reach and impact youth and young adults, KentuckianaWorks provides services through the Kentucky Youth Career Centers including the Right Turn and REimage programs which offer a second chance to young adults involved with the court system. We also operate the SummerWorks program, which this past season, placed more than 5,100 young people in jobs with SummerWorks Champion Employers, a new record for the program.

Click here to read the KentuckianaWorks Year in Review: July 2015 - June 2016.

KentuckianaWorks uses labor market data analysis to help people understand what jobs are in demand, what they pay, and what local college graduates earn by major. Recently, we created the Career Calculator, an interactive web app that helps students and job seekers plan for careers and chart the education they will need for good jobs. We also issue a quarterly report on Louisville-area job trends and data called The State of the Louisville Regional Labor Market. The report and its accompanying Career Pathways charts will be updated each quarter to help students plan careers and economic and workforce development leaders plan for the future. 

KentuckianaWorks also provides services to employees and employers facing layoffs.

The KentuckianaWorks Board is composed of regional leaders from business, education, labor and government. The board, working together with KentuckianaWorks staff and partners, provides strategic leadership for workforce development efforts in the region.

Our funding is primarily provided by the U.S. Department of Labor and the WIOA, through the Kentucky Education Workforce Development Cabinet and Louisville Metro Government.

KentuckianaWorks Vision
Relentlessly experimenting with workforce innovations to engage and influence the community.

KentuckianaWorks Mission
Building a stronger community one person at a time through the dignity of work

KentuckianaWorks Transitional Local Plan
We are in the process of developing a Local Plan as required by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. You can read the plan here. You can contact us with comments via email or at: 

410 West Chestnut Street, Suite 200
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Ph: (502) 574-2500
Fax: (502) 574-4288
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Part of the Kentucky Career Center Partnership