Marano Fellows Class of 2014
Name: Beth Kuhn

Sector Strategies Director


Kentucky Career Center, Department of Workforce Investment

Location: Frankfort, KY
Industry Sector: Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

Organizational Background & Mission: The Kentucky Career Center offers employment services, workforce information, education and training to employers and individuals through a network of local career centers and a suite of web-based resources.

As a team of experts, we are dedicated to providing Kentucky employers with a qualified, skilled workforce and the people of Kentucky with career, job training and educational opportunities.

With the unique ability to connect employees and employers through the combined efforts of state and local partners, we will become a valuable, competitive and best-in-class asset in the growth of our regional and national economy.

By guiding, empowering and inspiring our customers, we will continue our mission to create success stories across the Commonwealth.

Interest in Sector Work: The Commonwealth of Kentucky developed a strategic plan for its workforce system in 2010 and revised in in 2013. Sector Strategies was one of the key initiatives and over the past three years the Commonwealth developed resources to support local and regional sector efforts, and funded industry partnerships through three rounds of grants.

Our interest is in growing and institutionalizing the sector model through updated tools and resources to support local efforts, additional seed money as it becomes available, and through embedding the sector approach in current economic development, workforce development, and education initiatives and reforms.