Campus Director Recognized For Her Contributions in Helping County Attain Certification
Dec 30, 2013
Richmond Campus director Keeley Gadd was one of a group recently recognized by the Richmond Chamber of Commerce for her work in helping Madison County achieve certification as a Kentucky Work Ready Community.
The Kentucky Work Ready Communities certification program from the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board (KWIB) and the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet assures employers that a local workforce has the skills necessary to staff existing jobs and to utilize the technologies that new jobs will require. To achieve the Kentucky Work Ready Community designation, counties have to meet criteria in six areas, including high school graduation rate, National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) attainment, demonstrated community commitment, educational achievement, soft-skills development and digital literacy.
While presenting the award, Richmond Chamber executive director Mendi Goble said, “Madison County is the first community to go from Work Ready In Progress to Work Ready in the state of Kentucky, and this could not have been remotely possible without the hard work and dedication of four special ladies…these ladies have put their heart and soul into this project for the past one and a half years, and helped bring our business and education community together in a way that we have never experienced before.”
Keeley said that she was extremely proud of everyone that worked together to make Madison County a Work Ready Community, including the two school systems, the business community, and the Chamber. “We couldn’t have achieved this without the dedication of all these groups, but particularly the time and hard work given by the Chamber’s executive director, Mendi Goble, as well as Monica, Tonita, and Vickie, who spearheaded this for our county and made it work!” she said.
(l to r) Tonita Goodwin, Vickie Moberly, Mendi Goble, Richmond campus director Keeley Gadd, and Monica Kidwell were recognized by the Richmond Chamber of Commerce for their outstanding contributions of time and effort which helped Madison County become the first county in Kentucky to earn the Kentucky Work Ready Community certification.