KET Forums

KET Forums bring together public officials, educators, and business and community leaders from across the state to discuss key issues. Two recent forums addressed workforce needs and challenges.

Kentucky faces a severe shortage of skilled workers and falls below the national average in workforce participation. In Filling Kentucky Jobs, KET’s Renee Shaw and Kentucky leaders in government, education, business, and public policy discuss moving the state forward and filling the jobs gap.

How can Kentucky’s schools help better prepare students for success in the workplace. In Pathways for Tomorrow’s Workforce, Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis; Derrick Ramsey, Secretary of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet; Beth Davisson, Workforce Center Director for the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce; and other education and workforce leaders discuss high school career pathways, pre-apprenticeships, and other innovative programs.

Building Kentucky’s Workforce: A KET Forum is a townhall-style discussion about broadening education and training opportunities for Kentuckians to compete in an ever-evolving economy. Moderator Renee Shaw speaks with business, education, workforce development leaders and policymakers about strengthening labor force participation in the Commonwealth.

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