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about kwrsi

The Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky (BIA),

through its Enzweiler Building Institute and its partners including but not limited to Boone County Schools, Kenton County Board of Education, Campbell County Schools, Ludlow Independent Schools, Northern Kentucky Educational Cooperative Services, Boone County and Campbell County Area Technology Centers and Gateway Community and Technical College have been awarded $2,690,000 to address the workforce gap in the construction trades in Northern Kentucky.

On April 20, 2017, the Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative (KWRSI) Advisory Committee

met to deliberate grading of the proposals and included the NKY Regional Construction Partnership as a finalist to be interviewed for consideration of funding by the KWRSI. 

On May 10, 2017, partners interviewed with the KWRSI Advisory Committee to explain our program. The KWRSI Advisory Committee Included. The NKY Regional Construction partnership in their finalists on May, 11 2017.

The KWRSI Advisory Committee voted to award funding to the partnership on May 17, 2017, conditionally upon confirming public ownership of the granted improvements in Boone County.

The state and the association executed their agreement on September of 2018. Construction will commence at the Boone County campus, which also houses the association staff in summer of 2019.  Work will begin on the Campbell County Campus in late 2019 which will house adult education programs in HVAC and Plumbing. The Campbell County Area Technology Center will be made available for programming in Carpentry, Electric, Welding and Masonry.