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Louisville Ky area students explore manufacturing careers

Photos from Mayor Greg Fischer’s Facebook page Louisville, Ky., – From the assembly line to engineering to precision stamping and molding, nearly 150 area students are getting an up close and hands-on view of manufacturing at five companies this week. The tours were developed by KentuckuckianaWorks and Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana as part of a series of activities during national Manufacturing Month. Louisville has a diversified and strong manufacturing economy, with companies ranging from automotive, home and appliance, machining, chemicals and engineering. The Louisville region has added 18,000 jobs in manufacturing since the height of the recession in 2009, outpacing…


Louisville’s North Healthcare and Universal Woods take part in White House summit

Louisville, Ky., – Louisville companies Norton Healthcare and Universal Woods took part in a White House summit today focusing on the critical need to “upskill” America’s workforce. The UpSkill America Summit is bringing together a diverse group of 150 employers, labor unions, nonprofits and tech innovators who are tackling the critical need to equip workers with the skills and education they need to get ahead in the job world. Across the U.S., there are 24 million frontline workers, including food service workers, daycare providers, health care workers and construction laborers. Many could be trained to fill more skilled, available jobs but…