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Best Practices


The review panel has selected a few examples from various application packages which exemplify the types of plans, narratives and collaboration they look for when reviewing applications for Work Ready Communities certifications. A few complete applications are also included here as models for other communities to review.

Please click on the section below for samples of best practices for that criterion.

High School Graduation Rates

Boyd County Trigg County
Grant County Anderson County
Boone County
Fleming County
Ballard County

National Career Readiness Certificates

Ballard County Union County
Fleming County Adair County
Rowan County Webster County

Community Commitment

Hopkins County
Madison County
Martin County

Educational Attainment & GED

Warren County Hopkins County
Webster County Logan County
Fleming County Ohio County
Union County Pendleton County

Soft Skills Development

Daviess County Ballard County
Warren County Boyle County
Greenup County Pulaski County
Madison County McLean County
Hardin County Boyd County
Washington County - Video

Internet Availability

Russell County
Ballard County

Complete Application Packages

Russell County (part 1) Russell County (part 2)
Russell County (part 3 - presentation review)
Hopkins County Boyle County
Rowan County Muhlenberg County
Grant County
Hickman County

Industry Certificates

Daviess County
Ballard County

Best Practices Summit 2015

Certified Counties

What Certification Means

Communications Toolkit

Map of Counties

Getting Started

A step by step guide for communities interested in achieving Work Ready Status