Career Readiness Centers Train Madison County Students for the Workforce


Madison County students are being trained to be better than when it comes to career readiness thanks to the centers here in Richmond and in Berea.

WBONtv spoke to Executive Director of Richmond Industrial Development David Stipes, who told us about the new opportunities for students in high schools across Madison County.

Not only can students take normal classes, but these trade school classes allow for kids to get the training to take them to the next level both in college and in technical fields.

Some of these fields, Stipes explains, now have highly trained young minds to supplement their services countywide.

This past summer, WBONtv also spoke about these opportunities with Superintendent of Madison County Schools David Gilliam. Read the original story here:

The new career center to be built in Richmond will take the place of the existing Kentucky Tech Madison County Campus, which was built in 1968. The new center looks to provide updates on the programs taught there.

“We’re going to be able to bring in new equipment, and really expand those programs”, Gilliam says. “Careers have changed quite a bit since 1968.”

Another goal hoped to be achieved with the new buildings will be to provide people with valuable work skills, regardless of age. Gilliam states that the school board would like to consider using the centers for adult training and education as well as opportunities for middle-school students.

“Everyone realizes this need”, Gilliam says. “There is a need for a well-trained workforce.”