Essential Skills Program Offer Advantage To Employers

The Workplace Essential Skills Certification for high school seniors help employers identify high school graduates who have dedicated time and effort to preparing to enter the workforce. Junior Achievement and Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation have partnered with high schools in the area to contribute to the development of soft skills within students and future…

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.

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.