Attract, Retain and Develop your Workforce with KCTCS
Finding and retaining skilled talent is the single most important factor for business competitiveness in today’s economy. Workforce Solutions offers a range of options to address this challenge. From new hire and incumbent worker training, to apprenticeship and work-based learning connectivity, we can help your company increase retention, attract a skilled and reliable workforce, and improve employee productivity and satisfaction. We can also offset the cost of your workforce initiatives at up to 75% through our KCTCS TRAINS funding! Learn more today!
KCTCS is Kentucky’s primary provider of workforce education. We deliver programs and services to meet Kentucky’s talent pipeline needs including customized training for business and industry as well as in-demand open enrollment programs. Regardless of your workforce priorities – we have a customized solution for your company. By offering a range of options from new hire and incumbent worker training to apprenticeship and work-based learning connectivity, we can help your company increase retention, attract a skilled and reliable workforce, and improve employee productivity and satisfaction. We can also offset the cost of your workforce initiatives at up to 75% through our KCTCS TRAINS funding. Contact us today to learn more!
- Supervisory and Management
- Problem Solving
- Project Management
- Strategic Planning
- Process Improvement
- Lean for Manufacturing, Healthcare, and Service
- Six Sigma
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Industrial Maintenance
- Blueprint Reading
- Programmable Logic Controllers
- Safety and First Aid
- Microsoft Office
- Web Development
- Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
- Utility Lineman
Plus many more – contact us to discuss your needs and we’ll provide a customized approach for your company.
Our services are built around your schedule. We can customize your training plan with the following options:
- On-site training at your location or ours
- Day, evening, and weekend options
- Online and hybrid availability
Your company is unique, and your training should be too. Our workforce liaisons will work with you to create a program that will prioritize the skillsets you value and utilize the technology your organization uses.
Through funding opportunities supported by the Kentucky legislature, we are able to offset the cost of your training by 75%. Companies are eligible to receive an annual investment of $225,000 in their total project cost through our TRAINS fund. In partnering with us, you can stretch your training and development budget – broadening and deepening the skills of your workforce and increasing the number of employees or new hires that you can train!
How it works
Our Workforce Solutions teams are strategically located at all 16 KCTCS colleges, so they know your community and understand your challenges. Each team is made up of experienced professionals who will work with you to design customized programs or services that best meet your company’s specific needs. Our partnership with you begins with a free consultation to determine your workforce development priorities. Next, our experts will:
- 1Administer assessments to identify gaps
- 2Provide a needs analysis
- 3Develop and deliver a customized training plan to meet your needs
- 4Connect you with available resources, including KCTCS TRAINS funds for eligible companies
Train and retain your current workers
Building skills within your organization improves your bottom line by building the value of your current workforce. Well-trained employees feel more confident in their ability to perform the job well, work more efficiently, and make fewer mistakes. Skill investment also improves employee retention and reduces costs related to recruitment and onboarding.
Source and train your new hires
Today’s talent marketplace requires that employers get creative. It is no longer feasible to require candidates that check every box, especially in terms of hard to come by technical skills. By partnering with Workforce Solutions, we will activate our partner network to help you identify talent pipelines. Then we will work with you to design a new hire or pre-employment training program to ensure these candidates can quickly reach full productivity in their new role.
Workforce Assessment and Planning Support
Sometimes, necessary focus on day-to-day operations prevents companies from engaging in workforce planning. Without a dedicated workforce analyst, any number of changes can contribute to difficultly in prioritizing talent needs. Innovations, growth, or retirement waves can all create a catalyst to engage in detailed workforce planning. KCTCS stands ready to assist your company with imperative forecasting and talent profiling. We can help you revise your job descriptions, prioritize hiring needs and build programs tailored to your company to meet the skills gaps.