Information sessions will be held to inform community leaders about the recently approved revised criteria for Kentucky Work Ready Communities. The Education and Workforce Development Cabinet and the Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board will host learning sessions on January 16 and January 23, 2018 for elected officials, business leaders, and all persons who are interested. Hal Heiner, Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary, said the new criteria reflects the growing needs of employers and communities, and an effort to meet business and industry demands. The Kentucky Work Ready Communities program assists employers in establishing the supply of local workforce pipelines, which has the talent and skills necessary to staff existing jobs and to master the innovative technologies new jobs will require. The new criteria are effective January 1, 2018, for all new certifications and/or recertifications. To register for a learning sessions, visit workready.ky.gov/certified.