Education & Workforce Development
GLI’s Education and Workforce Development Committee focuses on a range of issues related to our regional labor force. One of GLI’s top strategic goals is to make Greater Louisville home to the most competitive workforce on the globe. This means developing a world-class education system and workforce training programs to cultivate a homegrown workforce as well as pursuing innovative policies aimed at attracting and retaining top talent.
The Education and Workforce Development Committee generally meets twice per year—once in the Fall and once in the Spring—and also receives specialized emails and calls-to-action on issues related to the Committee’s interests. To learn more about joining the Committee, send us a quick email. All GLI investors are eligible to serve on one or more of GLI’s six Issue Advisory Committees.
Education and Workforce Development Priorities
- Fully fund workforce development programs, such as the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship and adult education initiatives
- Pass meaningful criminal justice reforms to create opportunity and build a more equitable, inclusive, and competitive workforce
- Remove barriers to workforce participation and educational and training opportunities
- Oppose legislation that could harm talent attraction and retention efforts and limit access to global talent for regional employers
- Continue funding substance use disorder treatment and recovery programs
- Stabilize the childcare sector
- Fund full-day kindergarten
- Increased funding for K-12 and higher education
- Modernize teacher compensation to help attract teachers and reward success
- Enhance educational choice through charter schools and education opportunity accounts