Career Development / Changing Workforce

Manufacturers team with Kentucky college to meet workforce needs

By (Cincinnati)

Nov 06, 2015

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In 2013, Mike Hirsch had a problem. Growth at his Bosch Automotive Steering plant in Florence meant the company needed to hire 600 people – and quickly – to meet new demand.

That's normally great news, but they "ran into all sorts of problems," he said, finding skilled laborers to fill those positions. Now, Hirsch – and the heads of about a dozen other area manufacturing firms – says he may have found at least one answer with the new-to-Northern Kentucky apprenticeship-style program called KYFAME.