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Filling the Gap: A Summit on Meeting Rural Workforce Needs

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Madisonville Community College

2000 College Drive

Madisonville, KY 42431

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In Western Kentucky and across the nation many employers are adding jobs and capital investment, yet are struggling to find people to fill those jobs. The Madisonville Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation is hosting a Workforce Summit to address some of these very needs. Partners in this Summit are Madisonville Community College, Workforce Investment Board and International Economic Development Council. This workshop aims to provide participants with ideas, tools, and strategies to deepen and broaden the pool of workers available to businesses over the short- and long-term.

We all recognize the problem before us in workforce. This is a meeting of the minds that we can share the ideas and come together with solutions for our communities. It is very important for the leaders in Government and Industry to step forward as we make efforts to fill the gap in our community.

We humbly ask that you join us for this FREE workforce summit, on August 30th at the Brown Badgett, Sr. Energy and Advanced Technology Building on the campus of Madisonville Community College. Please register below so that we can make appropriate accommodations.



Topics include:

  • Roundtable Discussion: Workforce Challenges for a Small Communities

  • Employer Perspectives: Talent Recruitment Ideas and Opportunities

  • Talent Engagement with Underserved Populations: Veterans, Ex-offenders, Individuals in Recovery

  • Career Awareness & Changing the Mindset to Technical Careers

  • The Role of Quality-of-Life in Talent Retention


Contact:

IEDC - Louise Anderson, Senior Associate, landerson@iedconline.org, 828-350-8855
MHCEDC - Ruthann Padgett, VP of Operations, rpadgett@westcentralky.com, 270-821-1939


Lunch will be provided.

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