hal heinerFRANKFORT, Ky. (4/16/18) - Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Secretary Hal Heiner announced his resignation as Secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet today to accept an appointment as a member of the Kentucky Board of Education.

His announcement ends a two-and-a-half year term as Secretary that was highlighted by successful initiatives aimed at increasing career and technical education opportunities for Kentucky students.

“I am grateful for Sec. Heiner’s skilled and selfless leadership of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet over these past two and a half years,” said Gov. Matt Bevin. “He has overseen a pivotal time of transformation, as we strengthen Kentucky’s education system and modernize workforce training. I appreciate his willingness to continue serving Kentucky in a less time-intensive, but very important role as a member of the state Board of Education. In his new role, I am confident he will work to ensure that every K-12 student in the Commonwealth has the best possible opportunity for success.”

Since his cabinet appointment in December 2015, Heiner has overseen implementation of innovative new programs such as Work Ready Kentucky Scholarships, Dual Credit Scholarships, and the $100-million Work Ready Skills Initiative.

“It has been a highlight of my career to serve as Secretary of the Education and Workforce Cabinet,” said Heiner.  “Kentucky has made incredible strides in the areas of workforce readiness and education during these last two-and-a-half years, and I am confident that that gains will continue to be made.  There is, however, work still to be done, and I look forward to focusing my time and energy on students at the elementary and secondary levels as a member of the Board of Education.  Test scores and other academic achievement indicators must be improved across the state, and I look forward to working with the Board to provide all Kentucky students, regardless of wealth or zip code, with educational opportunities designed to meet their specialized learning needs and prepare them for success in college and careers.”

Heiner’s resignation as cabinet secretary is effective immediately. His appointment to the Kentucky Board of Education was announced earlier today. 

Heiner is a longtime Kentucky civic leader and education advocate. He has served as a vice chair of Greater Louisville, Inc. In 2002, he was elected to the Louisville Metro Council where he spent eight years focusing on finding efficiencies in services, government transparency and innovative ways for the community to grow and prosper.

SurfKY News

sitelogosm© Copyright 2008 - 2018 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.

Click here to subscribe to receive daily updates by email.

Most Read This Week

Oct 20, 2018 3736

MPD Responds to Vehicle vs Pedestrian Incident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
Oct 20, 2018 792

Apollo Dismantles Marshall County, 50-7

by Steve LeMaster
Oct 20, 2018 762

Red Devils Ground Graves County, Claim District Title

by Steve LeMaster
Oct 20, 2018 748

Maroons Outlast Christian County, 15-12

by Steve LeMaster

Most Read This Month

Oct 17, 2018 50484

UPDATE: Dawson Springs Man Claims $1 Million Lotto Prize

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Weather brought to you by

52°
11°
°F | °C
Sunny
Humidity: 32%
Sun
Sunny
33 | 55
0 | 12
Mon
Partly Cloudy
38 | 64
3 | 17
Tue
Mostly Sunny
43 | 64
6 | 17
Wed
Partly Cloudy
38 | 57
3 | 13

Stories Trending Today

accident injuries amb 300
Oct 20, 2018 3736

MPD Responds to Vehicle vs Pedestrian Incident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
apollo eagles logo 2015
Oct 20, 2018 792

Apollo Dismantles Marshall County, 50-7

by Steve LeMaster
Owensboro Red Devils logo
Oct 20, 2018 762

Red Devils Ground Graves County, Claim District Title

by Steve LeMaster
Madisonville North Hopkins Maroons
Oct 20, 2018 748

Maroons Outlast Christian County, 15-12

by Steve LeMaster

Market Report

Market Report brought to you by