Building a KYTC Mentoring Program

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has lost considerable institutional knowledge over the past 10 years due to retirements and attrition. This has negatively affected the agency’s capacity to fulfill its mission. As KYTC continues to diversify and becomes increasingly made up of post-Gen X staff, it must devise and implement strategies to facilitate the professional development of young employees and strengthen knowledge management. Agencies in the public sector have found that formal and informal mentoring programs can help attract talented new staff, improve responsiveness to emerging stakeholder and customer needs, and equip staff with the knowledge they need to build sound leadership and decision-making skills. The project will identify mentoring best practices tailored to (1) transportation/public agencies and (2) Millennial and Gen Z staff, identify educational assets and tools which can help staff effectively mentor young professionals from diverse backgrounds, and establish programmatic approaches KYTC can use to institute and update mentoring programs.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $330000
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      200 Mero Street
      Frankfort, KY  United States  40622
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kentucky, Lexington

      Kentucky Transportation Center College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
      Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281
    • Principal Investigators:

      Kreis, Doug

    • Start Date: 20220701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01860995
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
    • Contract Numbers: SPR23-637
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Oct 12 2022 12:57PM