WKCTC, Paducah Schools Among Finalists for Work Ready State Funding

Dec 1, 2016

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Four educational institutions in far western Kentucky are among 39 finalists for the $100 million Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative. 

The Education and Workforce Development is investing in community efforts to build a highly-trained workforce. 

Finalists in the WKMS area include West Kentucky Community and Technical College requesting more than $4.6 million, Paducah Public Schools requesting $9.8 million, Caldwell County Schools requesting more than $3.9 million and Webster County Board of Education requesting nearly $1.7 million.

According to a release, WKCTC's proposal seeks to capitalize on economic opportunities through the development of I-69 and area waterways. The school is looking to expand services to adult populations with workforce training and college courses. They also plan on using funding t renovate their Skilled Craft Training Center, Inland Logistics and Marine Institute, Mayfield/Graves County Area Technology Center and expand classes and infrastructure at the Fulton/Fulton County Area Technology Center.

The Work Ready Skills website says funding for approved selected projects will be made available this month.

See the list of finalists.

This story will be updated.