July 2018
Ray Hagerman, MHCEDC President
Ruthann Padgett, VP of Operations
Filling the Gap: A Summit on Meeting Rural Workforce Needs
We are very excited to be partnering with the International Economic Development Council and the West Kentucky Workforce Board on August 30th for the “Filling the Gap” conference. This summit will provide opportunities to discuss these common challenges and strategies to build the region’s workforce pipeline, such as talent recruitment; talent retention (including helping students connect to job opportunities in the region, and increasing participation by underutilized groups such a veteran, the formerly incarcerated and the underemployed. We invite all industry to come and be a part of this Summit as we strive to fill the gaps in our region.

  • Workforce Issues for a Small Community Roundtable
  • Case Study: From Ex-offenders to Model Employees
  • Veterans Enhance Workforce
  • Talent Recruitment Ideas and Opportunities
  • Matching Employment and Education by Sector
  • Changing the Mindset from a Four-year Degree to Technical Training
  • The Role of Quality-of-Life in Talent Retention

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Entrepreneurship & Workforce in a Rural Community
Fall Conference

October 18th, 2018
Communities thrive when people and resources are connected to develop new ideas and solutions for common problems.

The Entrepreneurship & Workforce Conference will focus on providing information on how to develop a thriving Entrepreneurial program in a rural community and discuss creative solutions for workforce challenges.
Key Note Speaker
Dr. Larry Cox, Pepperdine University
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