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Job Training in Kentucky

Kentucky Job Training

“Hemp State”

Kentucky presents you with specific training opportunities for the largest and fastest growing:

  • industrial sectors
  • occupations
  • companies

But first, let’s take a quick look at the overall economy and key industrial locations.

Kentucky Economic Overview

In 2016, Kentucky Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ranked 28th with over $197 billion and ranked 42nd with a per capita GDP of almost $39,000. For June 2017, Kentucky had an employed workforce of over 2 million and an unemployment rate of 5.1%. For 2016, Kentucky ranked 2nd on the cost of living.

The following shows per capita gross state product for the last 20 years, relative to America at large; Kentucky’s rank on this measure has fallen from 36th to 41st.

Kentucky Income Per PersonKentucky Locations for Job Training

Here at, we can help you get the on-the-job training you need for your business anywhere in Kentucky, including the following major cities:

  • Kentucky Locations for Job TrainingBowling Green
  • Cincinnati
  • Clarksville
  • Elizabethtown
  • Evansville
  • Huntington
  • Lexington
  • Louisville
  • Owensboro

Kentucky Industries for Job Training connects you with training providers that support all the major Kentucky industries. The chart below shows the percentage of the economy, in terms of jobs, that various industry supersectors contribute to the Kentucky economy, relative to the percentage that those sectors contribute to the overall U.S. economy.

Kentucky Sector Sizes

Kentucky OJT supersectors with a proportionate part of their workforce that is 2% or more than the country at large are the Manufacturing supersector and the Trade, Transportation, and Utilities supersector.

Manufacturing. This supersector includes the following subsectors:

The manufacturing subsector includes 21 specific manufacturing sectors, which include product manufacturing related to food, beverage, tobacco, textiles, apparel, leather, wood, paper, printing, petroleum and coal, chemicals, plastics and rubber, nonmetallic minerals, primary metals, fabricated metal, machinery, computers and electronics, electrical equipment, appliances, components, transportation equipment, furniture and miscellaneous.

Manufacturing is the top supersector in Kentucky, relative to the nation, with over 247,000 employed in this supersector (June 2017). Companies reporting the most single site employees in this supersector are:

  • Lexmark International, Inc.
  • Russell Brands, LLC
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.
  • Omega Plastic Corp.
  • SHPS Fulfillment Services

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities. This supersector includes the following subsectors:

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities is the top industry in Kentucky, with over 402,000 employed in this supersector (June 2017). Companies reporting the most single site employees in this supersector are:

  • Directech Holding Company, Inc.
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Republic National Distributing Company, LLC
  • United Parcel Service, Inc.
  • Jefferson County Board of Education

Kentucky Growth Industries for Job Training

The following chart shows the growth of the major supersectors over the last year, from June 2016 thru June 2017, relative to the growth of those sectors for the country at large.

Kentucky Sector Growth

The Kentucky OJT industry that grew its workforce 2% or more than the country at large is the Information supersector.

Information. This supersector includes the following subsectors:

Information is the/one of the top growth industry/industries in Kentucky, relative to the rest of America, with over 24,000 employed (1.3% of the employed workforce) in this supersector (June 2017). Information employment growth between June 1016 and June 2017 grew 6.1% while the national average contracted -0.9%. Companies reporting the most employment growth in this supersector are:

  • Computer Services, Inc.
  • Fullcircle Registry, Inc.

Kentucky Occupations for Job Training

The following shows Kentucky occupations with the largest proportion of employees, relative to the rest of the nation. For example, a location quotient of “5” indicates that the percentage of employees in the occupation is five times greater than for the entire nation.

Kentucky Job Opportunities

Kentucky Job Training Providers

Kentucky has a variety of different training opportunities that you can access on the state government website, see Kentucky Training. See OJT trainers in Kentucky for additional training providers.

At, we connect you with the best on-the-job training programs and on-the-job training providers in Kentucky. Whether you are looking for job training manuals, job training videos, on the job training programs, or any other sort of job training programs in Kentucky, can help you.

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