The workforce in our area is at a high level. Higher education levels and low unemployment rates typify our workforce. Skill levels of all types are represented.
Higher education rates and local certification programs through vocational training are the strengths of our workforce.
As in all areas and cultures, essential skills training is a necessity and priority for our workforce.
A variety of programs are in place to help with the workforce issues. Senior Seminar and Middle School Connections are just two of the programs that introduce students to options and needs, as well as skill set needed, in the workforce. Hughes Jones Area Technology Center, Mercer Adult Education and Bluegrass Community and Technical College all have training available for most all employment areas.
The most recent statistics has the Mercer Co. unemployment rate at 4.9%.