Workforce training initiative adds chapter in NE Kentucky

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Gov. Matt Bevin says a workforce training initiative has expanded into northeastern Kentucky.

A statement from the governor’s office says the Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education is now available through Maysville Community and Technical College. After participants enroll in the program, they take classes two days each week and work at a sponsoring manufacturer three days a week. The five-semester program allows students to get an associate degree while also obtaining hands-on, paid experience.

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Officials say the program addresses a need for more skilled workers in advanced manufacturing.

Programs are already in place in several areas of Kentucky. The statement says officials hope that it will eventually be available in all regions of the state.

 

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