March 18, 2013

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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.

Read more: http://www.wdrb.com/story/21653815/governor-announces-program-to-train-women-minorities-for-construction-jobs