Greater Louisville Inc. The Metro Chamber of Commerce 2019 Chamber of the Year
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GLI Workforce & Education Initiatives

Greater Louisville Inc. connects businesses with opportunities to engage with tomorrow’s workforce and education initiatives. Whether you are relocating in the region, expanding, or sustaining your current operation we can help you find the best resources and opportunities to meet your talent needs.


Academies of Louisville:

  • Partnership between GLI, Jefferson County Public Schools and KentuckianaWorks
  • Schools offer unique coursework related to high demand career pathways
  • Students graduate with real-world credentials, certifications, work-based learning experiences and strong soft-skills
  • Businesses partners provide:
    • Curriculum guidance
    • Project-based learning opportunities
    • Career readiness & exploration activities
    • Field Trips
    • Student employment opportunities


  • Summerworks promotes meaningful internships for youth ages 16-21
  • Partnership with Academies of Louisville to place students in internships related to their career pathways
  • Offers opportunities for recent high school graduates who are not immediately pursuing post-secondary education

Workforce Connections Event Series:

  • GLI hosts regular networking events to introduce employers to education & training providers
  • Participants will make connections improving their candidate pool
  • Industries & Topics Include:
    • Advanced Manufacturing
    • Construction
    • Hospitality
    • Re-Entry Services
    • Individuals with Disabilities
    • Opportunity Youth

Workforce Think Tank:

  • Partnership with KentucianaWorks, community assets & leaders, non-profits & private sector partners
  • Addressing barriers to work to develop private sector solutions to common issues such as:
    • Transportation
    • Digital Divide
    • Wage Garnishment
    • Expungement
    • Addiction
    • Child Care
    • Benefits Cliff

Talent Pipeline Management (TPM):

  • Partnership with the Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center & KentuckianaWorks
  • Increase the quality & quantity of skilled workforce
  • Improve relationships between employers & educators/training providers
  • Led by statewide employer driven collaboratives in key sectors:
    • Manufacturing
    • Healthcare
    • Technology
    • Business Services
    • Construction
    • Logistics
    • Equine