Northern Kentucky Workforce Investment Board

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Program Description

The high impact Northern Kentucky Workforce Investment Board (NKWIB) drives policy, direction, and funding oversight for the local workforce investment system. The NKWIB drives innovative workforce development that meets the changing needs of employers and our labor force, resulting in the enhancement of economic development for our region.

NKWIB's Purpose

The Northern Kentucky Workforce Investment Board (NKWIB) is a unique partnership between public and private sectors. With 51% of its membership from the business sector, the NKWIB drives the policy, direction and funding oversight for the local workforce investment system. This system promotes workforce readiness, education, and economic development. We assist employers of all kinds and workers at all education and skill levels. We primarily deliver our services through the six "Kentucky Career Centers" located in eight counties. We direct delivery of services through a sector approach which had identified the following industries as key to the economic health of Northern Kentucky:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • IT / Business / Finance
  • Installation / Maintenance / Repair
NKWIB's Responsibilities

The NKWIB ensures that annual allocation of resources is used to:

  • Support economic development efforts
  • Connect education and training to employment
  • Meet current and future employment needs
NKWIB Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan developed with input from NKWIB board members and community leaders drives the work of the NKWIB, its workforce development partners and the local Kentucky Career Center system.
NKWIB Strategic Plan 2017

FY2018 NKWIB Committee Schedule

Please click here for the complete schedule of NKWIB meetings for Fiscal Year 2018.

NKWIB Committee Meeting Minutes

March 2017
January 2017
September 2016
July 2016

Current NKWIB Members

WIB Officers

Andrew Aiello TBD  Vera Hall Carissa Schutzman

Committee Chairs

Executive Committee Membership & Board Operating Committee Business Services Committee Program & Youth Committee
 Andrew Aiello Michelle Cestaric Jeff Greelish - Chair Dana Dobbs


Andrew Aiello - Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky
John Baines - HAHN Automation
Chris Bateman - Amazon
Kevin Bonhaus - Mubea
Michelle Cestaric - Staffmark
Jackie Coleman - Kenton County Airport Board
Brent Cooper - NKY Chamber of Commerce
Natalie Cummins - Kentucky Adult Education
Chad Day - Greater Cincinnati Building & Construction Trades
Dana Dobbs - Citi
Tim Donoghue - NK Central Labor Council
Fernando Figueroa – Gateway Community & Technical College
Chris Fridel, IBEW-NECA Electrical Training Center
Jeff Greelish - Verst Group
Vera Hall - St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Janet Harrah - Northern Kentucky University
Kristie Henry - Heritage Bank
Ryan Henson - Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Polly Lusk-Page - NKY Education Council
Dave Schroeder – Kenton County Public Library
Carissa Schutzman - Thomas More College
Laura Scroggins - Owen Electric
Kenneth Shotts – Groupon
Robert Stafford - Owen County Board of Education
Florence Tandy - Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission
Brandon Thompson - Johnson Control
Michelle Tyson - Cummins, Inc.
Alecia Webb-Edgington - Life Learning Center
Rhonda Whitaker - Duke Energy
Joe Williams - Club Chef
Wade Williams - Tri-ED

Contact Information

For more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Associate Director - Workforce Division, at 859.283.1885.

Contact Information

Northern Kentucky Area Development District

22 Spiral Drive
Florence, KY 41042
P: 859.283.1885
F: 859.283.8178
TDD: 711
For general questions, please email

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Career Opportunities

Welcome to the NKADD Career Board. You'll find benefit information as well as links to current open positions within the Northern Kentucky Area Development District.

Current Job Openings for the Northern Kentucky Area Development District.

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