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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Minority Internship Program and the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet​ Office of Diversity, Equality, and Training will present a symposium designed to improve diversity in the state workplace and promote the value of a workforce that reflects the Commonwealth. The symposium is FREE and open to college students, state employees, and managers.

T​he symposium will be Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.


Why Attend

The 2016 symposium will feature speakers who will answer questions like:

            • "Why should I apply for employment with state government?"
            • "What are the benefits to having a diverse staff?"
            •  "As a student or a staff person, why is it important to invest in yourself?"  

The event will conclude with a roundtable discussion and an opportunity to network with state agencies to learn more about the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Minority Internship Program



  9:00AM      Christopher Johnson, Personnel Cabinet, Executive Director of the Office of Diversity, Equality, and Training   

  9:10AM       Dr. Aaron Thompson, Interim President, Kentucky State University             


  9:30AM      Dawn Morrow, Transportation Cabinet

                      Topic: Overcoming Obstacles

9:50AM       Colene Elridge, Personnel Cabinet

                       Topic: Millennials and The Importance of Investing In Yourself 

10:10AM       BREAK  

10:20AM       Ralph Alvarado, KY State Senator, District 28

                       Topic: How and Why to Get Involved in Public Service

10:40AM       Jim Host, Founder, Host Communications   

                       Topic: Diverse Workplaces: Why Should I Desire a Diverse Staff?

11:00AM       Derrick Ramsey, Secretary, Labor Cabinet

                       Topic: The Value in Diversity

11:35AM        Roundtable Discussion with Government Representatives and Student Leadership

12:00PM        Networking Opportunity


   Registration and Parking

Online registration is now closed.

To view a map of available parking areas, please click here.

Please feel free to contact 502.564.9818 if you would like to add your name to the registration list.