Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, which has played a key role in developing training for local industry, is part of a new statewide effort to partner with leading companies to strengthen the region’s workforce.
For ECTC students and potential industrial employees, it also promises to improve their access to higher earning potential, according to the college. Businesses in Kentucky’s key sectors including healthcare, manufacturing and skilled trades who are committed to investing in their workforce can earn the title Education First Employer.
ECTC leaders and representatives of Altec and Nucor Steel attended the announcement last week in Frankfort which was hosted by Gov. Andy Beshear. “Innovative partnerships will expand our pipeline for skilled talent by giving folks the opportunity to earn a stable wage while pursuing in-demand credentials and increasing their earning potentials,” the governor said in introducing the initiative provide through the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.
Companies which qualify to participate share similar values and have shown a commitment to go above and beyond to support employees through education and training.