Governor Beshear announces program to train women, minorities for construction jobs
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is trying to bridge a gap that’s missing from the Ohio River Bridges project.
Bridges to Opportunities is a new program that will educate and train skilled minority and female workers for careers in construction.
“Bridges to Opportunities is an innovative training program that will help fill a need for women and minority workers in the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges project, but that is just the beginning,” Gov. Beshear said. “The use of plural terms – ‘bridges’ and ‘opportunities’ – is no accident. The Ohio River Bridges will be finished in a few years. Those who complete our program will be armed with the skills for a lifetime career.”
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has developed the program in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Education and Workforce Development, Kentucky State University, Louisville Metro Government and FHWA.