We look forward to meeting with you on March 31st. Our agenda for the day will begin with registration/coffee at 8:30-9 a.m. From 9 a.m.-1 p.m., we will have representatives from KY Career Center and Logan County Adult Education to share how program services can assist local business and industry to employ qualified personnel. A group discussion and planning session will involve you, the community leader, and Adult Education staff to develop a plan to make sure we are preparing students to transition to the workplace. This workshop will identify challenges, such as, workforce requirements, soft skills, and identify trends that are impacting critical roles to locate and hire well qualified employees. Networking lunch will be at 12 p.m.
Why does Logan County need a Workforce Planning Committee? In past years the community came together to develop strategic plans for a stronger workforce. As the workforce needs are changing, we see a need to revisit this concept for providing staffing and training needs. More specifically, a workforce plan is a systematic process for analyzing the current workforce, predicting future needs, identifying the gap between present and future, and implementing programs that bridge gaps and allow the organization to accomplish its mission. It involves predicting how jobs have changed or may change and planning how any new or different skills needed for those future jobs will be obtained. It includes predicting needs for staffing new programs or expansion of existing programs. Finally, it involves planning to ensure preservation of key knowledge and “corporate memory” so that the plan can continue for the future success of the community workforce.
Logan County Adult Education services are critically needed to be involved because we are serving many of the next available employees. Our program assists students in obtaining the proper education through GED, college/career readiness skill courses, soft skills/employability skills training, completing certifications in KY Para Educator and NCRC (National Career Readiness Certificate) programs which are all designed to link education to employment. As the workforce is changing, businesses are becoming more dynamic and diversified. We know our students will have the skills to meet changing workforce needs.
For further questions, contact Sharyl Markham or Pam Morgan at the Logan County Adult Learning Center. Thank you for your time and we look forward to seeing you on March 31st.