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Job Training in Kentucky

Job Training in Kentucky

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Job Training in Kentucky

Renee's guests are Secretary Hal Heiner, head of Kentucky's Education and Workforce Development Cabinet and Kentucky Labor Cabinet Secretary Derrick Ramsey. They discuss felon reentry efforts such as job training while behind bars, Kentucky's workforce shortage, apprenticeship and Work Ready programs, and education policy changes possible impact on the state's future workforce.
S12 E22 Length 29:31 Premiere: 3.24.17

Training Kentuckians for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Jobs

On average, about 18,000 inmates are released from Kentucky jails and prisons each year.

About 40 percent of them – some 7,200 people – will return to a life behind bars.

Legislation designed to smooth ex-prisoner reentry to society and reduce recidivism is pending before the Kentucky General Assembly. Senate Bill 120 would provide inmates with opportunities to learn new skills, earn money, or gain an occupational license so that when they do get out of jail, they have better prospects for success.

Kentucky Labor Cabinet Secretary Derrick Ramsey appeared on KET’s Connections to discuss that legislation and other workforce development efforts underway in the commonwealth. The program also featured state Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner, who explained the charter school bill that became law last week.

Preparing Convicts and Others for Good-paying Jobs
Secretary Ramsey says one reason so many former inmates find themselves going back to jail is because they don’t have a job, transportation, housing, or family support when they’re released. If passed, Senate Bill 120 could help with the employment issues many convicts face. It contains provisions that would enable private companies to employ prisoners within correctional facilities. It also provides work-release opportunities so certain prisoners can work at outside jobs.

Both initiatives would give inmates valuable job training and enable them to earn money that they can use to pay restitution, child care obligations, or save for their release. Another part of SB 120 would make it easier for felons who have completed their sentences to obtain occupational or professional licenses.

The state also recently revamped an existing program to provide apprenticeship opportunities to prison populations. The pilot initiative, called Justice to Journeyman, will offer training that puts inmates on a path to receive a journeyman credential as a carpenter, electrician, HVAC installer, or other skilled trade. The program will be available in seven adult and juvenile correctional facilities in the state.

Ramsey says inmates will take the classes they need for their apprenticeship while they are still incarcerated. Then upon their release they will be set up to get the paid, on-the-job training required to meet their journeyman certification.

“It gives them a sense of dignity, a sense of pride, and understanding of how society works,” Ramsey says. “So it’s just a great opportunity to assist our brothers and sisters behind the wall as they prepare to come back to society.”

But will companies want to employ someone with a criminal background? Secretaries Ramsey and Heiner say yes, especially given the shortage of qualified workers in Kentucky.

There are 120,000 open jobs across the state, and Heiner says that’s creating an economic crisis for the commonwealth. He says businesses are delaying expansion plans or moving production to other states because they can’t find qualified workers to fill those vacancies. Ensuring that more Kentuckians – high school and college graduates, released convicts, and military veterans – are prepared for available jobs is critical to the state’s ability to grow in the future, according to Heiner.

The state also has apprenticeship training opportunities for any citizen. Ramsey says apprentices can earn an average of $50,000 a year. Once apprentices attain journeyman status, most will immediately move into jobs, according to Ramsey.

“At the end of the day, it’s all about preparing folk for the workplace,” says Ramsey. “If they don’t have the skills, then it’s harder for me to put them in jobs.”

Preparing for Charter Schools
After years of trying, Republicans in the state legislature finally passed legislation to allow the creation of charter schools in Kentucky. Gov. Matt Bevin signed House Bill 520 into law on March 21, making Kentucky the 44th state to embrace charters.

Heiner says he’s ecstatic that parents and children here will now have access to the education alternative that he says has proven successful across America.

“Where public charter schools can make a really big difference in this state is to focus on filling in the gaps in the lives of disadvantaged students,” he says.

Heiner points to charters in Indianapolis, where he says 93 percent of the students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch and 70 percent are from minority populations. Yet 100 percent of graduates are accepted to community college or university, and many have already earned dual credits, according to Heiner.

Indiana approved charter school legislation in 2001, and Heiner says about 4 percent of that state’s student population now attends a charter operation. He says a similar percentage in Kentucky would yield about 25,000 students.

“It will be a relatively small number of students that are focused on initially,” Heiner says.

“Ultimately it will only be advanced greatly if the local districts in Lexington or Louisville with larger populations say, ‘This is really working in our urban center… Let’s do 10 more of those over the next six years.’”

The bill does allow smaller districts to join forces and partner on a public charter school that could offer specialized classes that may fit a local need. Heiner notes two Kentucky communities already have such charter-like schools that could serve as models: Owensboro’s Innovation Academy, which focuses on science, technology, engineering, math, and entrepreneurial skills; and Carrollton’s iLead Academy, which provides career training for students with high math scores from Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen, and Trimble Counties

Critics of HB 520 questioned why the schools were not mandated to select at-risk students or students from failing traditional schools to attend the new public charter schools. Heiner says lawmakers and charter advocates wanted to ensure the schools would be open to any student. If more students apply to a school than it has positions available, then the school will hold a lottery to determine which children to accept.

Another issue for charter opponents involved whether for-profit companies would be allowed to operate the schools. Heiner says the schools will be non-profit entities, but he says organizers may choose to contract with for-profit businesses to help operate them. He says traditional schools already use for-profits for some services, so charters should be no different. Heiner adds that any contract to operate a charter school will be part of the organizer’s application process, and those records will be open for public inspection.

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Mental Health Courts - S9 E36

Kelly Gunning, director of advocacy and public policy, NAMI Lexington (National Alliance on Mental Illness), and Public Defender Jon Landon, discuss mental health laws in Kentucky.

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Dr. Timothy M. Houchin - S9 E37

Renee speaks with Lexington psychiatrist Dr. Timothy M. Houchin about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Houchin is a board-certified adult, child/adolescent, and forensic psychiatrist, and the founder and president of 360 Mental Health Services in Lexington.

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African Americans and Mental Health - S9 E39

Renee speaks with Sycarah Fisher, associate professor in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky, and Shambra Mulder, an assistant professor in the School of Education at Kentucky State University.

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Alice Allison Dunnigan - Pioneering Journalist - S15 E9

Renee Shaw and her guests remember the life of journalist, civil rights activist, and author Alice Allison Dunnigan, the first accredited African-American female correspondent to cover the White House, and the first black female member of the Senate and House of Representatives press galleries. Alice was born in Russellville, Kentucky, in 1906, and began her career teaching in a one-room schoolhouse. Her family members and others discuss her inspiring story.

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Renee talks with Wil James, president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky.

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Dr. Robert Hilgers - S9 E41

Renee speaks with Dr. Robert Hilgers, founder and president of the Global Women's Cancer Alliance (WGCA). The WGCA works to advance women's health, addressing particularly those in need of cancer care in developing countries.

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Judi Jennings - S9 E42

Renee's guest is Judi Jennings, former executive director of the Kentucky Foundation for Women, feminist art advocate, and writer.

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Marta Miranda - S9 E43

Renee speaks with Marta Miranda, chief empowerment officer of the Center for Women and Families in Louisville.

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SWAG - Sisters and Supporters Working Against Gun Violence - S9 E44

Lexington moms LaTosha Reynolds and Tonya Lindsey talk about losing their sons to gun violence and how the group they founded, SWAG - Sisters and Supporters Working Against Gun Violence, is working to keep youth safe.

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Inclusivity in Fashion - Frankie Lewis; RaeShanda Johnson - S15 E13

Renee speaks with two Kentucky fashion designers who are promoting inclusivity in fashion. Frankie Lewis, a former contestant on season 17 of Project Runway, talks about her new fashion line, Frankie Lew, built on the ethos of body positivity. Next, RaeShanda Johnson, a stylist and the owner of the Louisville boutique All is Fair in Love and Fashion, advocates for diversity on the runway and uses fashion to help others.

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Frontier Nursing University - S9 E45

Drs. Susan Stone and Julie Marfell of Frontier Nursing University discuss the institution's 75-year legacy as the longest continually-operating and largest midwifery program in the nation.

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Tanya Torp and Holly Houston - S9 E46

Community Activist Tanya Torp, program director for Step by Step, a mentoring ministry for at risk single mothers, and Holly Houston, a family court lawyer and co-founder of GLOW - Greater Louisville Outstanding Women, discuss social justice, youth empowerment, leadership development, and girl power.

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Connections - S15 E25

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Chris Rabb - S10 E1

Chris Rabb, author of Invisible Capital: How Unseen Forces Shape Entrepreneurial Opportunity, explores how behind-the-scenes factors - human, cultural, and social capital - affect whether a business will be successful.

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Bloggers on Personal Development - S10 E2

Meet two women who share their personal journeys through life's challenges by writing blogs. Writer Emmie Sandford is a corporate marketer who owns a social media consulting company. She has been chronicling her journey to a healthier weight on her blog, authenticallyemmie.com. Sheryl Withers Woolverton, a Lexington clinical social worker and therapist, is a former grief counselor with Hospice of the Bluegrass who has shared her journey of grief over a miscarriage and the death of her mother and grandmother. Her blog is called How to Make a Life.

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Soreyda Benedit Begley and Chris Begley - S10 E3

Honduras native Soreyda Benedit Begley is dressing up Lexington's fashion scene by showcasing the blossoming talents of designers, like herself, right here in the Bluegrass. Her one-of-a-kind originals have graced runways in New York, Chicago, and Atlanta.

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Dr. Kevin Chapman - S10 E5

Renee speaks with Kevin Chapman, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist who provides evidence-based treatment for anxiety and related disorders to clients in his private practice in Louisville. Dr. Chapman also specializes in Exposure and Response (Ritual) Prevention for OCD and Prolonged Exposure for PTSD.

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Dr. Diane Follingstad - S10 E6

Renee speaks with Diane Follingstad, PhD, who became the inaugural Women's Circle Endowed Chair at the University of Kentucky Center for Research on Violence Against Women in 2008. Dr. Follingstad discusses her research in the area of intimate partner violence.

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Debbie Millman - S10 E10

From the 2014 IdeaFestival, Renee speaks with Debbie Millman, president of Sterling Brands, who has worked on the redesign of over 200 global brands including Nestle, Kraft, Pepsi, and others. She is author of several books on design and branding and co-founded the world's first graduate program in branding at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

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50th Anniversary of the March On Frankfort - S9 E22

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History Maker; Tuskegee Airmen Historians - S9 E14

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Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles - S15 E20

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Middle Class Struggles and Poverty - S9 E13

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The Forgotten Minority - S9 E12

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Human Trafficking - S9 E11

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Diabetes Prevention and Control - S9 E10

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Innocence Project - S9 E9

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Kentucky House Minority Whip Angie Hatton - S15 E19

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Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron - S15 E18

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Pop Culture and Commodification of Women - S9 E8

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Ruth Brinkley - KentuckyOne Health - S9 E5

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Malcolm Ratchford - S9 E4

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Roszalyn Akins - S9 E3

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Betty Baye - S9 E1

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Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams - S15 E17

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Nikky Finney - S8 E43

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Dr. Dorothy J. Edwards - S8 E41

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Food Security (Part 2) - S8 E39

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Food Security - S8 E38

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Shevawn Akers - S8 E37

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Season 12

Kinship Care Activist Katie Okumu

S12 E46 Length 26:27 Premiere Date 8.25.17

Photographer Carol Peachee

S12 E45 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 8.18.17

Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative

S12 E44 Length 28:28 Premiere Date 8.11.17

Sec. Vickie Yates Brown Glisson

S12 E43 Length 29:17 Premiere Date 8.4.17

Criminal Justice Reform

S12 E42 Length 28:08 Premiere Date 7.28.17

Kayla Rae Whitaker

S12 E41 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 7.14.17

Uncovering Bias in Preschool Education

S12 E40 Length 29:01 Premiere Date 7.7.17

The Latest Data on Kentucky's Kids

S12 E39 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 6.30.17

Building Leadership Skills

S12 E38 Length 29:01 Premiere Date 6.23.17

The Ali Center's Donald Lassere

S12 E37 Length 28:46 Premiere Date 6.16.17

Improving Nutrition in the Daily Diet

S12 E36 Length 27:06 Premiere Date 6.9.17

Alzheimer's Disease

S12 E35 Length 28:19 Premiere Date 6.2.17

Innovation at the Alltech Conference

S12 E34 Length 28:33 Premiere Date 5.26.17

Political Journalist Cokie Roberts

S12 E33 Length 28:06 Premiere Date 5.22.17

2017 Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit

S12 E32 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 5.12.17

Alison Lundergan Grimes

S12 E31 Length 28:37 Premiere Date 5.9.17

Sexual Trauma in the Military

S12 E30 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 5.2.17

Foster Care

S12 E29 Length 28:46 Premiere Date 4.24.17

Justice Secretary John Tilley

S12 E23 Length 29:36 Premiere Date 4.14.17

Job Training in Kentucky

S12 E22 Length 29:31 Premiere Date 3.24.17

Kentucky Tourism

S12 E21 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 2.24.17

Reducing Youth Violence

S12 E20 Length 28:21 Premiere Date 2.17.17

State Treasurer Allison Ball

S12 E19 Length 28:51 Premiere Date 2.10.17

Poverty in America

S12 E18 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 2.3.17

Homelessness in Kentucky

S12 E17 Length 28:46 Premiere Date 1.27.17

Sadiqa Reynolds

S12 E16 Length 28:06 Premiere Date 1.20.17

Cory Jewell Jensen

S12 E15 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 1.13.17

Bill Goodman

S12 E14 Length 28:37 Premiere Date 1.6.17

Promoting Health Equity

S12 E13 Length 29:01 Premiere Date 12.16.16

Kentucky's Teacher of the Year

S12 E12 Length 27:22 Premiere Date 12.9.16

Important Issues for Seniors

S12 E11 Length 28:20 Premiere Date 11.18.16

Nonprofit Organizations

S12 E10 Length 28:22 Premiere Date 11.11.16

Iris Wilbur and Colmon Elridge

S12 E9 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 11.4.16

Alzheimer's Disease

S12 E8 Length 28:32 Premiere Date 10.28.16

Activism Through Music and Art

S12 E7 Length 28:31 Premiere Date 10.21.16

Paducah's Merryman House

S12 E6 Length 28:07 Premiere Date 10.14.16

The Achievement Gap

S12 E5 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 10.7.16

Discussing Domestic Violence

S12 E4 Length 28:32 Premiere Date 9.30.16

Musician Jon Secada

S12 E3 Length 29:13 Premiere Date 9.23.16

Playwright Mitzi Sinnott

S12 E2 Length 27:12 Premiere Date 9.15.16

FDA Chief Dr. Robert Califf

S12 E1 Length 26:26 Premiere Date 9.9.16

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