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Kentuckians have free access to online job training programming

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Kentuckians seeking to enter the workforce now have free access to a new online learning program to help prepare them for jobs in several high-demand industries.

Governor Beshear made the announcement earlier this week.

Kentuckians will have free access to the Ready for Industry program thanks to $5 million dollars in funding awarded to the Education and Labor Cabinet through a federal Quality Jobs, Equity, Strategy and Training or QUEST grant.

Each course offered through the program is 15-20 hours of instruction designed to help job seekers understand what it’s like to work in several high-demand industries.

Those include manufacturing, health care, information technology, transportation, distribution and logistics and architecture and construction. Kentucky is only the fifth state in the nation to provide free, statewide access to the program.

Find out more about the program here and here.

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