Madison County - Powered by Blue Grass Energy

1201 Lexington Road
Nicholasville, KY 40340
P: +1 888-546-4243


Located in Central Kentucky, Madison County gives that small town feel yet bestows the benefits of a big city. According to the U.S Department of Labor, Madison County is compromised of manufacturing, construction, services, and other various industries.


Bluegrass State Skills Corporation
The Bluegrass State Skills Corporation (BSSC) was established in 1984 by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky as an independent, de jure corporation to stimulate economic development through customized business and industry specific skills training programs. The BSSC works with business and industry and Kentucky's educational institutions to establish programs of skills training. The BSSC is attached to the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development for administrative purposes, in recognition of the relationship between economic development and skills training efforts. The BSSC is comprised of two economic development tools; matching grants and recently authorized Skills Training Investment Tax Credit. The BSSC grant program is available to new, expanding and existing business and industry. Eligible training activities include pre-employment skills training and assessment; entry-level skills upgrade and occupational upgrade training; train-the-trainer travel; and capacity building. The Skills Training Investment Credit Act provides credits to existing businesses for skills upgrade training.

Workforce & Training

Eastern Kentucky University has designed a program called the Manufacturing Maintenance Certification Program. The Manufacturing Maintenance Technician Certification Program is designed to provide basic and advanced training for new and existing maintenance personnel. The program is open to everyone, but job expectations and skills will be reinforced by job activities. We recommend a blend of maintenance training and “on the job” work activities for participants to receive the fullest benefits from the program.The program features Basic and Advanced Certification. Each certification involves completion of selected technical classes that cover a variety of topics and three modules of foundation classes to provide comprehensive training in basic skills and management tools to complement the technical content of the program.Some of the programs that are taught are:
  • Machine Maintenance
  • Plumbing
  • Electronics/Ladder Shop
  • Welding
  • HVAC
  • Industrial Electricity

Unemployment, Labor Force and Skilled Workforce

Madison County is a certified Work Ready Community.A Work Ready Community is a measure of a county’s workforce quality. It is an assurance to business and industry that the community is committed to providing the highly-skilled workforce required in today’s competitive global economy.

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* Minimum wage for workers covered by the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act. The Federal wage prevails if it is higher than the state standard.
Data Name Value
Right to Work State?
Kentucky Yes
Minimum Wage
Kentucky $7.25