Employment & Training

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The purpose of this federal law is to better align the workforce system with education and economic development effort to create a collective response to economic and labor market challenges on the national, state, and local levels. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act continues the trend in workforce legislation by further engaging the private sector to lead local workforce efforts and focuses on introducing increased flexibility and accountability of board members.

The law encourages an improved response to labor market needs by connecting board performance to outcomes that require an understanding of the correlation between training investments and economic return. Changes in the legislation prompt Workforce Development Boards to be increasingly engaged in the business of collaboration, convening and partnership.

  1. Workforce Development Board
    The Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board (WDB) is a 23-member board responsible for managing local workforce development projects for the eight counties of the Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Area. The board in partnership with the local elected officials, are responsible for being strategic analysts/innovators, investors, brokers, collaborators and conveners in the region and hosting conversations within the region to better align workforce resources and understand the complexities of the regional labor markets.

  2. Career Centers (www.ltcareercenter.org)
    The Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail offers a one-stop solution to employers and job seekers. With four full-service centers in the area, both employers and job seekers have direct access to information about everything from job openings to specialized assistance and training programs. The Career Center staff is also available to help employers access the most recent labor market information, on-the-job training opportunities and other employment-related assistance.

For information regarding the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program please contact one of the following Career Centers:

The local Central Kentucky Planning Region’s Workforce Investment Opportunity Act Plan is now available for public review and comment.

The Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Area consists of the following Kentucky counties: Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Marion, Nelson and Washington. The purpose of the Local WIOA plan is to serve as a four-year action plan and strategy to develop, align and integrate service delivery strategies and to support the Commonwealth’s vision as well as strategic and operational goals for economic development, education and workforce efforts to build a skilled workforce.

This plan, upon approval, shall run from July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2025.

Please submit comments or questions to:  Sherry L. Johnson, Deputy Director at sherry@ltadd.org
This Local WIOA Plan will be made available for public review and comment on March 26th and remain available until April 26th.

Click here for link to Local Plan

Click here if you would like to see the Regional Plan

Bardstown Career Center
860 W. Stephen Foster Ave.
Bardstown, KY 40004

Hours:
   Tues, 7:30am – 5:00pm
   Wed-Thurs, 7:30am – 4:30pm

Phone:  270-735-6189
Contact: Terri Thomas (Tuesday)

Elizabethtown Career Center
233 Ring Road, Suite 100
Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Hours:
   Mon-Tues, 7:30am – 5:00pm
   Wed-Thur, 7:30am – 4:30pm
   Friday, 7:30am – 12:00pm

Phone:  270-766-5115

Lebanon Career Center
516 Workshop Lane
Lebanon, KY 40033

Hours:
   Mon-Tues, 7:30am – 5:00pm
   Wed-Thur, 7:30am – 4:30pm
   Friday, 7:30am – 12:00pm

Phone:  270-692-6870

Leitchfield Career Center
125 E. White Oak St.
Leitchfield, KY 42754

Hours:
   Mon-Tues, 7:30am – 5:00pm
   Wed-Thur, 7:30am – 4:30pm
   Friday, 7:30am – 12:00pm

Phone:  270-735-5403