The Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation (“GO-EDC”) is proud to announce that the Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board has again certified Daviess County as a “Work Ready” community for another two years.
“The certification recognizes that Daviess County has a workforce that is technically proficient, with the vital skills and access to further education and training necessary to compete in today’s global economy.” – Madison Silvert, President and CEO of GO-EDC.
“Our workforce has seen multiple accolades recently, including being recognized as one of the best in the South by Southern Business & Development Magazine. Our community is nurturing an environment of continued learning and training that makes Daviess County an ideal place for business growth,” stated Jessica Boarman, GO-EDC’s Workforce Development Manager. “Our partnerships with organizations like Owensboro Community and Technical College’s Workforce Solutions team and with Junior Achievement are vital to our continued competitiveness in workforce development. It is a group effort, and it really takes the whole community working together to make this certification a reality.”
Daviess County was first certified in February of 2012 and was again certified in February of 2014.
“Daviess County is an example of a community that has accepted the challenge of becoming a Work Ready Community and is already witnessing the benefits. Today’s economic development environment demands a highly skilled and ready workforce, and Daviess County has helped cultivate the environment to meet that demand,” stated Melissa Aguilar, Executive Director of the Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board.
“A strong workforce is one of our best tools to grow and attract industry,” said Daviess County Judge/Executive Al Mattingly. “This certification is essential to our continued competitiveness.”