The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the State Department of Education, is promoting dialogue about the future of education in the Commonwealth. The business organization says the goal of creating a more highly-skilled workforce will depend upon the success of new education initiatives in the state.
Dr. Terry Holiday, the Commissioner of Education in Kentucky, says students and schools are now being evaluated with tougher standards, and test results that will be released in October will reflect that fact.
Chamber of Commerce President David Adkisson says there are currently jobs available for people with the right skill sets. He hopes to see Kentucky students better able to qualify for such jobs in the future.