Bus to Business®

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BUS TO BUSINESS®

Bus to Business® is a statewide initiative focused on connecting students with employers and bringing classrooms to careers. The goal of the program is to show students what career pathways are in their own communities. Through this program, students are given the opportunity to tour businesses, complete hands-on work-based learning activities, and speak directly with employers and industry leaders about career pathways available in their organizations. Students learn about what careers are in demand in Kentucky and what it takes to attain them.

WHAT WE DO

Through the Bus to Business program, students are given opportunities to:

  • ENGAGE with industry leaders through live sessions and in-person field trips,
  • EXPERIENCE tours of companies across Kentucky,
  • SEE what it takes to get certain jobs,
  • LEARN about earn and learn programs,
  • AND MORE!

SIGN UP FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR!

School Sign Up Form  Employer Sign Up Form

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View our Critical Jobs of the Week graphics here!

2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR CONTESTS

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  • Students in grades K-5 at participating schools will receive a “Ready Set Future!” Bus to Business coloring book highlighting jobs in different industries, including construction, health care, equine and manufacturing. Each month, students will be invited to submit their completed coloring pages online, and selected winners will be featured on social media and on the Bus to Business website.

DOWNLOAD THE COLORING BOOK HERE!

SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED COLORING PAGES HERE!

REQUEST PRINTED COPIES OF THE COLORING BOOK HERE!

MIDDLE SCHOOL

  • Middle school students in grades 6-8 will be able to participate in a monthly contest encouraging them to learn more about jobs in different industries, starting with the construction industry in October. Students can submit a paper, video or presentation about an industry-specific job of their choice. Winners will be recognized on social media and the Bus to Business website and invited to join a special call with a leading Kentucky public official.

SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT HERE!

HIGH SCHOOL

  • High school students in grades 9-12 are invited to participate in a video contest with prizes up to $500. To be eligible, students must interview a community member who currently holds or formerly worked a job they find interesting. Following the interview, students will record and submit a short video (five minutes or less) discussing what they learned and next steps to prepare for that job. Winners will be announced each month.

SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO HERE!

UPCOMING LIVE SESSIONS

 


 

The Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS) created the Kentucky Student's Right to Know dashboard that links college majors to the most in-demand jobs in the state along with typical education requirements, wages, and institutions offering those majors. 

Check out the dashboard here!

 WANT TO LEARN MORE?

HARPER SMITH

Senior Manager 

Kentucky Chamber Foundation

(502)848-8732
[email protected]

ZACH GAUBERT

Talent Pipeline Project Manager

Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center

(502)848-8781
[email protected]

Already doing this in your community? Contact us to receive our resources and get included!

THANK YOU TO OUR PROGRAM SPONSORS!