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New funding announced for Kentucky workforce training initiatives

Stock photo of people working
Stock photo of people working

Governor Andy Beshear announced new financial support for training initiatives in the state’s workforce. Governor Beshear has unveiled plans for a series of grants providing over $15 million for various approved companies and consortiums throughout the commonwealth.

The most notable of these comes in the form of a roughly $10 million grant for BlueOval SK Battery Park in Glendale, a facility set to begin production of Ford vehicle batteries in 2025. The park is anticipated to provide over 5,000 jobs once it begins production in 2025.

Also approved was a roughly $3.8 million grant that would provide financial assistance to students at Metro College in Louisville, a partnership program between UPS, the University of Louisville, and Jefferson Community & Technical College.

Various other job training facilities throughout Kentucky also received funding. All these efforts are part of a “Supply Kentucky” campaign announced by Governor Beshear in March.


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