KCTCS appoints Jessie Schook as Associate Vice President of Workforce and Economic Development

Jessie Schook

VERSAILLES, Ky. — Jessie Schook has been named Associate Vice President of Workforce and Economic Development for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS).

In her new role, she will oversee partnerships with business and industry stakeholders and key partners to support the development of innovative workforce initiatives. She is also responsible for working with the 16 colleges to ensure alignment of talent supply and labor market demands.

Prior to this role, Schook served as Director of Workforce Solutions’ KCTCS, which provides business programs and services, such as customized training and learning programs, as well as programs for people who want to improve their skills.

Prior to joining KCTCS in 2020, Schook was Director of Education and Workforce Connectivity at Greater Louisville, Inc. Her background also includes a stint at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana and various teaching positions .

She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky and a master’s degree from New York University. She also took courses towards a doctorate at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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