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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 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 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