Employment and Training in Western Kentucky



Workforce Development issues pervade every community's needs as they prepare to move to a New Economy with 21st Century opportunities and meet changing demands. The Department of Labor governs workforce development initiatives mainly through the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA). Under this Act, local areas are charged with establishing a local "One-Stop Career Center system" in order to develop a seamless approach to assisting individuals and businesses in employment and training activities.

The West Kentucky Workforce Investment Board (WKWIB) is a non-profit organization responsible for managing local workforce development projects throughout the Purchase/Pennyrile regions, in conjunction with local elected officials.

Map of West Kentucky Workforce Investment Board

The West Kentucky Workforce Investment Board (WKWIB) governs the local One-Stop Career Center System in the Purchase and Pennyrile counties of Kentucky. Serving as the fiscal agent for the WKWIB, the Pennyrile Area Development District is involved in the program administration, oversight and service delivery of Department of Labor initiatives throughout the service area.

Major initiatives that the WKWIB continues to support include:

  • Intensive Business Services (On-the-Job training)
  • Economic Development efforts
  • Career Centers operations
  • Local Youth Programs

 See the Census Bureau's Local Employment Dynamics pages - online queries and interactive maps now available.

Training Programs
Training Provider Application (Word)
2013-2105 Local 2010 Plan
Adult Services
Dislocated Workers
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eBenefits portal

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WKWIB - Employment and Training in Western Kentucky