Meade County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Meade County has achieved the status of Work Ready in Progress. “Our County application for the certification was reviewed on April 11, by a panel appointed by the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board. The panel recommended designation as Kentucky Work Ready Communities in Progress because we are close to meeting the Kentucky Work Ready Community criteria. To achieve this level, a county must present a viable plan to meet all of the criteria within three years. “We are confident that we will meet that deadline well before that time frame” stated Carole Logsdon, Chamber Director, Work Ready team lead. The designation shows that a community is making strides and working with its business, education, workforce and economic development leaders to set and meet common goals that will give the county an economic edge.
I want to thank all the people that have taken time to be a part of the application process. There have been many over the past 3 years. We are working within the business industry, school system and workforce to provide our citizens with the quality of education needed to go to work. Through open lines of communication, identification of skills needed and training we will have a competitive edge when businesses are looking for a new location or want to expand in Kentucky.