Kentucky leads the nation in implementing college and career ready standards. 

This has been touted by state educators for the past few years since Senate Bill 1 in 2009 forced the education system to adapt and meet the demand of Kentucky's changing economic realities.

The shift has also meant a change in programs and partnerships between the public education system and the private sector.

What is the best use of business now? And what does a career-ready student look like here in Kentucky, and across the country?

Louisville Public Media 89.3 WFPL News will host a public forum to discuss, “The Shift to Career Ready: What this Means for Students and the Role of Private Business.” 

Panelists include Debbie Anderson with the JCPS Career and Technical Education department; James Stone, Director National Research Center for Career & Technical Education located at the University of Louisville; and Tom Hudson, CEO and President of Nth Works, a company partner of JCPS.

Forum is free and open to the public. Space is limited.  Reserve your seat here.

When: 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9

Where: Performance Studio at Louisville Public Media, 619 S. Fourth St.

Doors and refreshments at 5:30 p.m., Program begins at 6 p.m.

The Next Louisville project is a partnership of WFPL News, the Community Foundation of Louisville, the JPMorgan Chase Foundation and The Gheens Foundation, Inc