by Gabe Bullard
Democratic candidate for Louisville mayor Tyler Allen introduced his plan today (Thursday) for improving Louisville’s workforce.
Allen says he wants the community to focus on preparing young children for elementary school and high school students for work or college. This, he says, will give Louisville a stronger and more competitive workforce.
Allen acknowledges that the mayor has limited power over schools, but he plans on working with public and private educators to help get his message across.
“Right now the system for early childhood is, like college, a diverse system of nonprofit private and public education places and we need to convene them and we need to share resources and make sure…because early childhood preparedness is a critical question for our community,” he says.
Allen is one of eight Democrats seeking the mayor’s office. Three Republicans and at least three independent candidates are also running.