We at Goodwill Industries of Kentucky are excited to be an employer partner for Greater Louisville Inc.’s Career Acceleration Network, an initiative that will move workers from low-paying, low-skilled jobs to high-skilled jobs with wages ranging from $36,000 and $80,000 per year.

A two-year pilot program, the Career Acceleration Network is comprised of 15 employers offering pathways in business services, health care, hospitality, manufacturing and technology.

According to GLI, the jobs are tiered to give participants the opportunity to develop new skills in entry-level jobs, advance within the organization, then move to a different organization in a higher-skilled role. In addition, the program will help encourage participation of formerly incarcerated individuals.

The employers are listed here:

  • Baptist Health
  • Caesars Southern Indiana
  • Galt House Hotel (AJS Hotels)
  • GE Appliances, a Haier Co.
  • Generation Tux
  • Glowtouch Technology
  • Goodwill Industries of Kentucky
  • LG&E and KU Energy
  • Louisville Geek
  • Northwest Ordinance Distilling
  • Norton Healthcare
  • Rogers Group
  • Superb IPC
  • UPS
  • voestalpine Roll Forming Co.

Entry-level positions start at $11 per hour and wages increase through the pipeline to $31.50, with salaried positions paying between $36,000 and $80,000 per year.

The program is funded through generous donations from local businesses and individual contributions from GLI’s and the Greater Louisville Foundation’s Board of Directors. Participants can learn more and apply here.