Workforce / Training

One of the reasons the Elizabethtown area has experienced such impressive growth over the past several years is our talented, motivated and well-trained workforce, not to mention dedicated workforce development professionals who will work with incoming organizations to help them find the right employees. We are blessed with a sizable, skilled, working age population – a workforce that combines the much desired mid-western and southern agricultural work ethic and, because of nearby Fort Knox, the military veteran’s sense of duty.

Additionally, thanks in part to low traffic and excellent highways, we attract workers from a regional labor market of more than one million.


The EHCIF Training Consortium is a collaboration of the Hardin County Facility Managers Association and Elizabethtown Community and Technical College to provide industry-led training programs and training equipment. Various training programs have included maintenance, robotics, regulatory and soft skills.

For more information on the EHCIF Training Consortium, call 270-737-0300. EIFTC MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION 

The Kentucky Federation of Manufacturing Education, Lincoln Trail Chapter, provides apprenticeship-style training in partnership with local manufacturers.

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College provides a wide range of certificate and degree programs as well as customized business and industry training.

The Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board and the Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail offer job skills training and facilitate funding for customized skills training including on-the-job training.

In addition to multiple technical career pathway programs, local secondary schools provide engineering education through Project Lead the Way.