Uncovering Student Aptitudes for our Talent Pipeline - Join us

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Finding Their Strengths |  Uncovering Student Aptitudes for our Talent Pipeline

The one question everyone asks as high schoolers approach graduation is, “What do you want to do?” For some, this is an easy question. For others, it creates anxiety and uncertainty. Through the efforts of the GROW NKY College & Career Readiness committee and member organizations efforts, local students have started using YouScience, an innovative aptitude and career exploration platform. YouScience helps students and job seekers find a meaningful career pathway where they can excel, based on their own strengths. YouScience uses online brain games to match what students do well (aptitudes) and what they like to do (interests) with in-demand careers for which they have a competitive advantage.

With just under 10,000 students completing the assessment, the data available about Northern Kentucky’s potential future workforce is clearer than ever, as is the need for exposing students to a wider variety of career opportunities. By introducing students to career paths that match their aptitude, we can better match future job seekers with employers. GROW NKY, and its partners understand the future implications this type of data could have for employers and their future workforce pipelines. In support of Northern Kentucky Cooperative Educational Services (NKCES) and Navigo, which have helped local schools make use of the YouScience platform, paid for reporting and compiled data, GROW NKY partners are excited to share this exciting new perspective with educators, employers, and the community. Join GROW NKY on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, from 4 pm to 5 pm as we release the data during a virtual town hall meeting. You can register with this link or by visiting NKCareerCenter.org.

Cybersecurity Grants for Local Governments: Learn more May 6



Through the SLTT Cybersecurity Grant, government entities such as cities, counbties, and special purpose units of government will be invited to apply for Federal grants to enhance existing cybersecurity infrastructure and mitigate vulnerabilities.

Project examples include- 

  • Transitioning to a .gov domain
  • Vulnerability assessments
  • Training IT Personnel
  • Updating equipment and purchasing internal security tools
  • Contracting thied party services

Find out more - May 6, 2022

10:00 a.m. 

NKADD Conference room

22 Spiral Drive, Florence KY 41042

Contact person: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


City of Fort Mitchell looking for a Public Works Laborer



Submit an application and resume (optional) by April 18, 2022 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to City of Fort Mitchell, 2355 Dixie Highway, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.


Normal Hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.  The required work week is 40 hours.  Overtime or hours outside the normal work hours are sometimes required. The expected pay range is $16.00 to $22.00 per hour.


  • Form, pour, and repair concrete and asphalt on city owned streets and sidewalks
  • Assist in maintaining and landscaping city owned properties/facilities.
  • Perform manual loading/unloading of utilized vehicles.
  • Operate city owned trucks and motorized machinery
  • Operate landscaping and construction tools and equipment
  • Perform daily preventative maintenance duties on vehicles, tools, and equipment.
  • Detect malfunctions in equipment and make minor repairs or request repair.
  • Prepare required reports and records.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.
  • Willingness to work extended hours during snow removal.


Works under the direct supervision of the assigned public works supervisor/crew leader.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job.  Work is performed in a field setting.

While performing duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit; talk or hear; use hands to handle, or feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and reach with hands and arms.  This employee is required to stand and walk frequently.

The employee is frequently required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Occasionally the employee is required to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

Vision Requirements

  • Close Vision (clear vision up to 20 inches or less)
  • Distance Vision (clear vision up to 20 feet or more)
  • Peripheral Vision
  • Depth Perception
  • Ability to adjust focus


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions, and will have to work near moving mechanical parts.  Occasionally the employee will be exposed to extreme heat (non-weather related) and vibrations.  The employee may sometimes be exposed to fumes or airborne particles; and toxic or caustic chemicals.  The City complies with OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 29 CFR 1910.1200. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


  • Graduation from high school, or equivalent.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Current CDL Class B License is preferred.  CDL Class B will need to be obtained the first six months of employment.  Training will be provided.
  • Subject to pre-employment physical, drug testing, criminal history and background check.


The City of Fort Mitchell is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the City to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.


Submit an application and resume (optional) by April 18, 2022 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to City of Fort Mitchell, 2355 Dixie Highway, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

KACo Leadership Institute: Cybersecurity Training, Funding, and Resources

KACo Leadership Institute: Cybersecurity Training, Funding and Resources

Date: April 26, 2022
Time: 8:30 AM-1:00 PM Local Time
Location: Northern Kentucky Area Development District, 22 Spiral Drive, Florence
Cost: $99
Click here for more information or to register
Join us to learn more about how to protect your county from cyber threats, how to respond if you experience a breach, free assessment tools and other resources available for your county and funding sources for improving cybersecurity and IT infrastructure. 4 hours of training credit available.

Training Credit: 4 hours

Topics to be covered:

  • Overview of cyber threats
  • How to protect your network – intro to cyber security
  • Free resources and funding your cybersecurity efforts
  • How to respond to a breach and cybersecurity insurance


  • Phillip Ross – Cyber and Geospatial Analyst for the Kentucky Intelligence Fusion Center, Kentucky Office of Homeland Security
  • Colin Glover – Cybersecurity Coordinator, Kentucky (Region IV), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
  • Jeremy Head – Claims Manager, Kentucky Association of Counties

Click here for more information or to register

RFP - General Legal Services

The Northern Kentucky Area Development District is soliciting Requests for Proposals for General Legal Services. Proposals are due April 18, 2022 at 4:30pm.

RFP - General Legal Services

Questions and Answers

  1. Based upon the NKADD’s current needs, can you provide an estimate of the monthly hours that you project are dedicated by general legal counsel for ordinary day-to-day operations?
    NKADD’s utilization of legal services varies quite a bit per month, depending on issues that require legal attention.  As far as ordinary day-to-day operations, it would estimate at 3-5 hours per month.

  2. Is the NKADD looking for a proposal that consists of a monthly retainer, or hourly rate, or a combination of both?  It would be helpful to know if there is a preference.
    Hourly rate.

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 info@nkadd.org

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