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Boyle County, Kentucky: A Work Ready Community

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This is a flyer which describes Boyle County's designation as a Work Ready Community by the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board in November 2012.

This is a flyer which describes Boyle County's designation as a Work Ready Community by the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board in November 2012.

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  • 1. Boyle County, Kentucky is aO BOYLE COUNTY n November 15, 2012, Boyle County was BY THE NUMBERS certified as a Work Ready Community. Boyle is the fifth county to earn “work Population: 28,550ready” status in the state of Kentucky. Graduation rate: 84.3 percent High school graduation rate calculated with the method used in reporting for the State of WHAT IS A WORK READY COMMUNITY? Kentucky. Educational attainment: 25.20 percentA Work Ready Community is a measure of the The percentage of working-age (18-64) adults in a community with at least a two-year degree.quality of a county’s workforce. It is an assur-ance to business and industry that the community is Digital literacy: 99.3 percent* The percentage of households in a community withcommitted to providing the highly-skilled workforce broadband Internet available.required in today’s competitive global economy. *Data from www.broadband.gov. Community commitment Community and government agencies in BoyleKentucky’s initiative certifies the quality of the County have committed to remaining certified. Theworkforce based on six criteria specified by eco- community has demonstrated true collaboration and progress toward achieving strategic goals that bringnomic developer’s, site selectors, businesses and together education, workforce, economic develop- ment and elected leadership.industries. Counties must meet goals for high schoolgraduation rates, soft skills development, educa- National Career Readiness Certificate Boyle County has implemented a plan to raise thetional attainment, community collaboration, digital rate to 15 percent of working-age adults (18-64) within three years. Plan includes promotional strat-literacy and National Career Readiness Certificate egies, training availability, and encouraging employerholders. recognition of the certificate. Soft/professional skills developmentOn behalf of the Governor, the Kentucky Workforce A Certified Work Ready Community must have a program or programs to address work ethic/soft skillsInvestment Board certifies counties as Work Ready development and credentialing for both the second- ary school and post secondary adult populations.when each of the six criteria are met. Boyle County is implementing a Work Ethics Seal program at all four high schools. DANVILLE/BOYLE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOYLE COUNTY INDUSTRIAL FOUNDATION Danville/Boyle County Economic Development Partnership 304 South Fourth Street, Suite 201 Danville, Kentucky 40422 859-236-2805 bcif@betterindanville.com www.betterindanville.com

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