The Courier-Journal, Community Challenge - The Construction Pipeline Project: a proven success
By Benjamin K. Richmond, Dr. Joseph B. Wise III and James Worthington
Date Published: 7/23/2012
In 2007 when construction of the $238 million KFC Yum! Center and several other major projects was planned for Louisville Metro, the city took the unprecedented step of creating a method to prepare a new generation of construction workers, especially minorities and women, for the high-paying jobs these projects would offer. The goal was to fill these quality construction jobs with area residents.
The effort was the brainchild of an extraordinary coalition: the Louisville Urban League, the Justice Resource Center, the Building Trades Apprenticeship Coordinators and Directors Association of Kentucky, the Greater Louisville Building and Construction Trades Council, and KentuckianaWorks.
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