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Areas of Further Research

The Workforce Opportunity Project provides a significant foundation for further exploration and research in career and workforce development.

The project's scope of empirical data gathered by the research team raises additional questions that may be beneficial to address in future research initiatives.

Some of the possible future research questions raised by the project's data are:

  • Is there a link between age of employers (i.e., decision-makers who hire) and their definition of work ethic? Does this affect their perceived lack of work ethic in the current workforce?
  • What percentage of workers meets the current demands of employers regarding employability and sustainability skills deemed essential in today's workforce?
  • Would the data and results of the Workforce Opportunity Project be the same for other regions of Kentucky?
  • Are the employability and sustainability skills needed by employers for future workers also the same skills linked to entrepreneurial success?


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