The Kentucky Work Ready Community certification program from the Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board (KWIB) and the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet is a measure of a county’s quality workforce and assures employers that the local workforce has the talent and skills necessary to staff existing jobs and to master the innovative technologies new jobs will require.

To become certified, communities must gather local support and commitment and apply for the Kentucky Work Ready Communities designation.  Counties have to meet criteria in six areas including high school graduation rate, National Career Readiness Certificate holders, demonstrate community commitment, education attainment, soft-skills development, and digital literacy.

Union County was certified as a Kentucky Work Ready Community in 2015 and continues to prove that we are a community committed to making strides and working with our business, education, workforce, and economic development leaders to set and meet common goals that will give the county an economic edge.