workforce

GO CAREERS Employer Recruitment Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Owensboro, KY) The Greater Owensboro Chapter of FAME (GO FAME) is hosting a GO CAREERS Employer Recruitment event on Friday, March 3, at 7:30 a.m. in the 3rd Floor Conference Room of the Commerce Center located at 200 East Third Street in Owensboro. Prospective employers are invited to attend to learn more…

Building the Future

An update on the Workforce Development Strategic Visioning Report. As a way of keeping all the stakeholders involved, engaged and informed, periodical news articles will be published to the News section of the GO-EDC website as well as emailed to all the participants from the initial workshops. Recent news will be shared as to what different groups are accomplishing and the initiatives that are being developed.

US Bank Launches GO Career Program

One of Owensboro’s largest employers, US Bank Home Mortgage, announced an inaugural cohort to participate in the GO Career program modeled from a program introduced by Toyota for students in manufacturing. The Toyota concept is work and learn and is employer led.  The employer sponsors students who learn a trade and earn a degree in…

Welcome to the team Helen Mountjoy

Helen Mountjoy to Lead Region’s Workforce and Education Efforts Former Secretary of Education & Workforce Development Returns to GO-EDC Owensboro, Ky. (May 4, 2016) – The Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation (“GO-EDC”) is proud to announce that former Kentucky Secretary of Education and Workforce Development, Helen Mountjoy, is returning to GO-EDC as its Director of Workforce…

The Importance of Becoming a Certified Work Ready Community

The certification program from the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board (KWIB) and the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet assures employers that a local workforce has the talent and skills necessary to staff existing jobs and to master the innovative technologies new jobs will require. In 2012, Daviess County became one of the first communities in…

GO-FAME Works Because It Is Business Driven

A resurgence of manufacturing in the United States and overwhelming amount of baby boomers retiring daily, forces manufacturers and workforce development professionals to explore effective and innovative ways to train the future workforce. Early in 2015, Governor Steve Beshear announced his full support of and desire to expand the Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education…

Workforce Initiative – GOFAME

GOFAME is the Greater Owensboro Chapter of KYFAME (Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education), an Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) program adopted from Toyota’s nationally recognized training program. The AMT allows participating students to earn an industry recognized, multi-craft technician degree while gaining valuable experience while working in a sponsoring manufacturing company.