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.
We help job seekers find jobs, education and training and help employers meet their workforce needs by linking them with skilled, qualified employees.
KentuckianaWorks placed over 1,400 people in jobs in 2016 at an average wage of $35,426, creating an estimated yearly payroll of $49.8 million.
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 services that includes job and career counseling, training, resume-building and direct referral to employers. These services include career specific facilities focusing on manufacturing and healthcare. To connect people to the rising number of jobs in technology, we provide free software coding training through the Code Louisville initiative.
To reach and impact youth and young adults, we provide services through the Kentucky Youth Career Centers including the REimage program which offers a second chance to young adults involved with the court system. We also operate the Mayor's SummerWorks program, which placed more than 5,100 young people in jobs in 2016, a new record for the program.
Click here to read the KentuckianaWorks Year in Review: July 2015 - June 2016.
We also help people earn college degrees. The KentuckianaWorks College Access Center helps individuals, especially lower-income and first-generation college goers, overcome barriers to higher education. The Degrees Work program works directly with employers such as Humana and Universal Woods, helping their employees who have some college credit to return to school and earn a degree.
KentuckianaWorks uses labor market data analysis to help people understand what jobs are in demand, what they pay, and the education needed for those jobs. 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 are updated each quarter to help students plan careers and economic and workforce development leaders plan for the future.
To sign up for a monthly "snapshot" of the area economy, click here.
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 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. (WIOA), through the Kentucky Education Workforce Development Cabinet and Louisville Metro Government.
Relentlessly experimenting with workforce innovations to engage and influence the community.
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 WIOA. 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.