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New Program From NKY Nonprofit Looks To Pave Paths To Lucrative Trade Careers


Economists have long talked about a mismatch between America's labor needs and its workforce. While many people struggle to find jobs that pay a livable wage, employers looking for people skilled in trades like electrical work are having a hard time finding enough qualified applicants. 

That's true in Greater Cincinnati, too, but Northern Kentucky social service provider Brighton Center is looking to change that. The nonprofit recently launched a program that provides its customers with a small stipend and a three-week training course to ready them for apprenticeships and trade schools.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the program are recent graduate Devon Davis, Brighton Center Vice President Talia Frye and Brighton Center Workforce Development Project Manager Robert Clark.

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