Kentucky launches first interactive workforce dashboard

Education and Workforce Development Cabinet

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – The state has launched a new tool it says will give a clearer picture of its workforce.

The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet launched the first interactive workforce dashboard in the state.

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It’s a partnership with the Kentucky Center for Statistics and Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board.

The cabinet says the dashboard is an interactive tool designed to display real-time workforce information.

Among the information is collects: workforce participation rate, job openings, unemployment rate, employers offering apprenticeships, percent of working age adults without a high school diploma and a breakdown of workforce-related funding by local workforce area.

The cabinet says the data collected allows the state to create a strategy for using workforce development resources throughout the Commonwealth.

It also provides a roadmap for how employers, partners, and local workforce development boards can effectively align resources to connect individuals seeking employment with open jobs and training opportunities.

View a brief tutorial on how the dashboard works HERE.