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Showing 7 articles from June 6, 2008.

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West Kentuckian, Glenn Denton, Named to Postsecondary Education Council
Glenn Denton was one of three new members named to the Council on Postsecondary Education by Governor Beshear on Friday, June 6th.
Denton, shown at left with Kentucky State Auditor Crit Luallen at a Democratic event in Paducah last summer, is a Paducah attorney.

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GOLD - Mayfield to Get Rehab Project
The city of Mayfield is one of nine Kentucky communities recently awarded a grant to assist in the rehabilitation of dilapidated houses for needy citizens.  Gov. Steve Beshear, in conjunction with the Governor’s Office for Local Development (GOLD), has announced the approval of a $1,000,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for a scattered site housing project targeting low income, disabled, and elderly homeowners in Mayfield.  
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Community and Regional News

2008-2018: A New Series - Kentucky's Future
No one can predict the future with 100% accuracy, but for those whose livelihoods depend on spotting trends, there is more science than metaphysics. Researchers and analysts apply an algebraic formula to what’s to come. If A, then B. If not A, then C.  

After reading this well written series in The Futurist Magazine, we decided to look at where Kentucky is going in the future.  For our first installment, in honor of our newly formed Kentucky Labor Cabinet, we look at what two experts say labor and workforce trends are for the next ten years and how their predictions relate to the Commonwealth. 
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2008-2018 -Specialization continues to spread throughout industry and the professions.
For professionals, there will be too much new information for the generalist to keep up. Professionals, craftspeople and artisans will concentrate on narrow areas of specialization.
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2008-2018: Services Will Be Fastest Growing Sector
Service industries provide 79% of the Gross Domestic Product of the United States, 77% in France, 74% in Britain, 73% in Japan and 70% in Germany. In each country, services are growing rapidly. By 2010, Cetron and Davies say, services will account for all of the net gain in job growth in the US.
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2008-2018: Education and training will continue expanding
Cetron and Davies point out that the 240 high growth jobs identified by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in Tomorrow's Jobs demand more education than a high school diploma: 80 require a college degree; 70 require some college; 84 require work equivalency, on the job training and/or a post secondary vocational education degree.
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2008-2018: How Will Jobs Change in the Future?
Work in the 21st century will be very different from work in past centuries. Manual, physical labor will become scarcer in future, as it became scarcer in the 20th. The trend toward robotic mechanization, computerization, and technological advances will accelerate.
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