Chamber president testifies on quality of Kentucky’s graduates


At a meeting of the House Budget Review Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education this week, Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson shared the employer community’s take on the quality of graduates in Kentucky. Adkisson was invited to join the state’s postsecondary education institution leaders to share in the annual conversation before the legislative committee about the successes and financial situation of the state’s colleges and universities.

Adkisson’s testimony focused on the most recent Chamber member survey questions relevant to postsecondary education, including the quality of graduates and the areas of skills inadequacy faced by Chamber members. Adkisson highlighted Chamber member Atlas Machine Supply Company of Louisville and president Rich Gimmel for his approach to filling his company’s job openings. Gimmel utilizes the local community and technical college system as well as his own dynamic pitch to potential employees to gain the qualified workforce needed to run his 4th generation owned business.

To view Adkisson’s presentation, click here.

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