Bus to Business is a statewide initiative focused on connecting students with employers. The goal of the program is to show students what career pathways are in their communities. In addition, Visit Horse Country is an organization that strives to bring individuals, who are not necessarily familiar with the equine industry, onto properties around the Bluegrass.
Knowing employers wanted to bolster their community engagement, specifically in the K-12 space, the Workforce Initiative realized the marriage of Bus to Business and Visit Horse Country was a natural fit for Kentucky school-children in this virtual learning environment.
Equine Workforce Wednesdays launched in January 2021 with a line-up of six facilities over five months. Each session highlights facilities, employers and employers, and critical positions. Through this partnership, professional equine career content is available to thousands of Kentucky students. It its first three months, Equine Bus to Business reached 1,200 Kentucky students after just three sessions!
The entire Equine Bus to Business video catalog is available here. As of Spring 2021, the video catalog highlights these equine businesses and organizations:
- Spy Coast Farm
- Claiborne Farm
- Mill Ridge Farm
- Hallway Feeds
- Kentucky Equine Adoption Center
- Hagyard Equine Medical Institute
Equine Career “Trading Cards”