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!

 

HOW THE PROGRAM BENEFITS SCHOOLS

  • Career exploration for students to learn about in-demand career industries in Kentucky.
  • Facilitate industry-aligned opportunities and activities to increase student career pathway enrollment and completion.
  • Connect students to youth employment and work-based learning options.

 

HOW THE PROGRAM BENEFITS BUSINESSES

  • Increased awareness of in-demand jobs.
  • Facilitated connection to local schools to increase employment and work-based learning opportunities.
  • Strengthen public brand awareness and engagement.

 

COMPLETE THE INTEREST FORM FOR THE 2023 - 2024 SCHOOL YEAR

 

PATHWAY PIONEER CAMPAIGN

Elevate your company’s impact and visibility with our exclusive $2,000 marketing package. The Kentucky Chamber Foundation will craft a customized marketing campaign to maximize your company’s visibility to expand your talent pipeline while offering students the chance to dream, learn, and thrive in a career they can be passionate about. Your participation can provide students with invaluable exposure to jobs and the hope of a brighter tomorrow.

Your Campaign Package Includes

  • Exclusive speaker slot in a 30-minute statewide virtual career exploration event
  • A one-hour consultation with a workforce specialist to optimize student engagement
  • Virtual event recording and publication on the Kentucky Chamber Foundation’s YouTube page
  • Recognition on the Kentucky Chamber Foundation’s Bus to Business website and social media platforms
  • Promotion of work-based learning and job opportunities to students across Kentucky

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PATHWAY PIONEER CAMPAIGN HERE

SIGN UP FOR THE PATHWAY PIONEER CAMPAIGN HERE

EDUCATOR'S GUIDE TO INDUSTRY

Educator’s Guide to Industry: Bridging the Gap Between Kentucky's Educators and Employers for Student Success

The Educator's Guide to Industry program aims to bridge the gap between Kentucky's employers and educators, facilitating essential connections and collaborations. These events are thoughtfully designed to facilitate meaningful interactions, fostering mutual understanding and partnership between industry professionals and educators. Through this collaborative effort, the program empowers educators and employers to better prepare students for successful transitions into the workforce, ultimately contributing to the continued growth and prosperity of Kentucky's economy.

See Upcoming Educator's Guide to Industry Events Here! - Link Coming Soon!

READY, SET, FUTURE! COLORING BOOK

  • Check out the “Ready Set Future!” Bus to Business® coloring book highlighting jobs in different industries, including construction, health care, equine, and manufacturing. The Kentucky Chamber Foundation’s Talent Pipeline Management program worked to identify critical jobs in all parts of Kentucky, and you will see them depicted in this book.

DOWNLOAD THE COLORING BOOK HERE!

REQUEST PRINTED COPIES OF THE COLORING BOOK HERE!

 

CRITICAL JOBS IN KENTUCKY BOOKLET

  • This booklet was created to help educate students on the high-demand career opportunities within Kentucky’s key industries. With descriptions of almost fifty career paths, including information on average annual salaries and education requirements, the goal is to help students explore their options for the future and start conversations about their career interests.
  • This book was created by the Kentucky Chamber Foundation’s Talent Pipeline Management (TPM®) program and the 300 Kentucky employers that are involved in the program. The data and information on each job were provided by TPM® employer partners, KYSTATS, and the Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board.

DOWNLOAD THE BOOKLET HERE!

 

WANT TO LEARN MORE?

DORIAN MOE
Southeast Talent Pipeline Project Manager, Kentucky Chamber Foundation's Workforce Center

(502)848-8718
[email protected]

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

 


THANK YOU TO OUR PROGRAM SPONSOR