The Greater Owensboro Economic Development Cor-poration (“GO-EDC”) is proud to announce that former Kentucky Secretary of Education and Workforce Development, Helen Mountjoy, is returning to GO-EDC as its Director of Workforce Development and Education.
“I am excited to return to the EDC and to lead its ongoing workforce development and education efforts.” said Helen Mountjoy. “Access to quality, skilled employees remains the number one concern of existing and new businesses. The EDC and I are committed to working with our partners to ensure that the Owensboro region has the educated and globally competitive workforce necessary to meet the needs of our business community.”
“Adding Helen to this already wonderful team of economic development professionals is a true honor. We are fortunate to have someone of her experience and aptitude, not only in our community, but at EDC.” said Madison Silvert, President and CEO of GO-EDC.
Mrs. Mountjoy co-chaired with County Judge/Executive Al Mattingly the EDC’s original efforts to certify Daviess County as the first “Work Ready Community” in the Common- wealth four years ago. Since then, Owensboro’s workforce was recognized as one of the best in the South by Southern Business & Development Magazine, and, working with the Owensboro Community and Technical College and a team of local businesses, the Greater Owensboro Federation of Advance Manufacturing Education program was launched to much success.
Silvert said, “She laid the foundation for our education and workforce successes, and, with Helen back on the team, I look forward to what we can accomplish for our local economy in the years to come.”