Bus to Business

Bus to Business is a statewide initiative focused on connecting students with employers. The goal of the program is to show students what career pathways are in their own communities. These students will be given the opportunity to tour businesses, complete hands-on work-based learning activities, and speak directly with employers about career pathways available in their organizations. There is an opportunity to grow and expand the impact of this program through a partnership between the Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center, the Kentucky Society for Human Resources Management (KYSHRM) and its chapters statewide, and the Kentucky Department of Education for the 2020 program that will be taking place virtually beginning in October.

To participate in 2020, apply at the links below.

Schools apply here! Employers apply here!

Watch the 2020 Bus to Business video here!

The Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center and JAG Kentucky (Jobs for America's Graduates) launched "Bus to Business Day" on October 2, 2019!

On October 2, 2019, we launched Kentucky's first Bus to Business program! This statewide initiative focuses on connecting Kentucky students with employers. The day is aimed to provide a chance for students to tour businesses, complete hands-on work-based learning activities, and speak directly with business leaders about career pathways available in their organization. On October 2, 2019 - our first-ever Bus to Business day - we had 30 schools visit 32 businesses in 24 counties statewide for a total of over 1,200 students impacted. View photos from the 2019 statewide visits here!

Watch the Bus to Business Pilot Video

Watch the Bus to Business Pilot Video Featuring Murakami Manufacturing and Taylor County Schools!

In April 2019, our team went to Campbellsville with the Taylor County School System and Murakami Manufacturing, USA. Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center Board member and CEO & Chairman of Murakami, Michael Rodenberg, is really showing the community how it's done when businesses step up for students. Watch our video spotlight on our pilot Bus to Business day to see why it is so important to get students from your local communities into the workplace. Taylor County's JAG Kentucky students are featured as they learn more about the manufacturing industry while visiting Murakami. 

Learn More

To learn more about the Bus to Business program or if you have any questions please contact Harper Smith at [email protected].

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