Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
KWIB to gather feedback on regional and local area designation

Press Release Date:  Monday, January 12, 2015  
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 9, 2015) –  The Kentucky Workforce Investment Board (KWIB) is developing a recommendation for Governor Steve Beshear regarding the designation and/or re-designation of regions and local workforce areas as required in the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. 

As part of this process, the KWIB will host three stakeholder sessions in Hopkinsville, Frankfort and Hazard to gather feedback from across the state. 

These stakeholder sessions have been designed to share the initial recommendations and the process used to develop them and gather feedback from key partners and customers of the public workforce system. The feedback gathered in these sessions and other public comment processes will be taken into consideration in finalizing the recommendation. 

These are the details for each location:

February 3, 2015:  Hopkinsville

Location:    James E. Bruce Convention Center
                    303 Conference Center Drive, Hopkinsville

Link to map and directions:  http://www.bruceconventioncenter.com/contact-us/map-directions/.

Schedule of meetings for February 3:

9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Local Elected Officials Special Session
12:30 – 2:30 p.m., Local WIB Members Special Session
3 – 5 p.m., Community Stakeholders Open Session

February 4, 2015:  Frankfort

Location:   Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
                     200 Mero St., Frankfort

Link to Cabinet homepage: http://transportation.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx. From there, click on “Map it” link.

Schedule of meetings for February 4:

9:30 –  11:30 a.m., Local Elected Officials Special Session
12:30 – 2:30 p.m., Local WIB Members Special Session
3 – 5 p.m., Community Stakeholders Open Session

February 6, 2015:  Hazard

Location:  Hazard Community and Technical College
                  1 Community College Drive, Hazard

Link to college location page: http://hazard.kctcs.edu/About_HCTC/Maps_and_Directions.aspx. From there, click on the Hazard Campus link.

Schedule of meetings for February 6:

9:30 –  11:30 a.m., Local Elected Officials Special Session
12:30 – 2:30 p.m., Local WIB Members Special Session
3 – 5 p.m., Community Stakeholders Open Session

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The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet coordinates learning programs from P-16 and manages and supports training and employment functions in the Department of Workforce Investment. For more information, go to www.educationcabinet.ky.gov Follow the cabinet on Twitter @KyEdWorkforce.