manufacturing jobs

As the advanced manufacturing sector expands in Northern Kentucky there are good, well-paying jobs going unfilled. Local public education institutions, including our high schools, Gateway Community & Technical College, and Northern Kentucky University, are committed to preparing students for the sector. And a new campaign by the Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Development Coalition, I Made it in NKY,  aims to educate the public about the opportunities for jobs and careers.

  Women currently hold just 10 percent of manufacturing jobs in our region, but a recently launched program at Gateway Community and Technical College is designed to prepare women for stable, high-paying manufacturing careers.

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Kentucky is raising a glass to the newest company bringing jobs to the commonwealth. The Russian bottle decorating and packaging company is opening a manufacturing facility in Covington.

Westpack is investing nearly $4.5 million and creating 63 full-time jobs.

Kentucky Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson calls the announcement a "tremendous commitment."