"To invest in the local economy by developing opportunities for employers to access a skilled workforce, and for workers to access training and quality jobs."
"The One-Stop System will be where the community goes for its workforce needs."
CWDB - Who We Are
The Cumberlands Workforce Development Board (CWDB) is a 27 member advisory board that includes representatives for 13 counties which includes the 10 counties of the Lake Cumberland Area Development District and 3 counties of the Cumberland Valley Area Development District. The goal of the CWDB is to invest in the enhancement of our workforce and business community.
The CWDB has oversight of the Kentucky Career Centers located within the Cumberlands region, provide Youth, Adult, Dislocated Worker and Trade services that lead to employment through training or other related activities with funds provided by the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act. The board approves training providers for customers training, partner with economic development, employer community and promote private sector involvement in the workforce system and serves as an advisory body to local education and training providers.
Partnered with other local partners to create a High Growth Training Center which has evolved into a Lineman Training Center that is helping to shore up the shortage of trained electrical lineman within our state. Received grants that allow for training in needed areas within our region including healthcare, utility, green energy, summer youth employment and paid work experience for both youth and adults that focused on longtime employment. Partnered with other workforce areas through the WIRED65 initiative to create a regional approach to economic development.
Cumberlands Workforce Development Board
|Adair||Monica Shuffett||Business||Quality Personnel (QPI, Inc.)/Marketing Director|
|Casey||Wendell Emerson||Business||Emerson Enterprises, LLC/President|
|Clinton||Karen Talbott||Business||Lifeline Home Health/RN Branch Manager|
|Cumberland||Vickie Wells||Business||First and Farmers Bank/President|
|Cumberland||Steven Sanders||Business||Jomel Seams Reasonable|
|Green||Justine Landrum||Business||Longhunters Coffee and Tea/Co-Owner|
|Laurel||Sandra Painter||Business||Jackson Energy/VP Member Services|
|McCreary||Alex Egnew||Business||Outdoor Venture Corp.|
|Pulaski||Virginia Dial||Business||L&N Federal Credit Union/Manager|
|Rockcastle||Jana Bray||Business||Rockcastle Regional Hospital, Dir. of Public Relations|
|Russell||Daryl Hammond||Business||Duo County Telecom/Chief Financial Officer|
|Taylor||Deborah Burris||Business||Frost Arnett/HR Manager|
|Wayne||Samuel Brown||Business||Monticello Physical Therapy/Physical Therapist|
|Whitley||JoAnn Siler||Business||Siler Implement/Co-Owner|
|Regional||Robert Akin||Workforce||Kentucky L.E.C.E.T./President/Central KY Building Trades/Apprenticeships|
|Regional||Larry King||Workforce||National Federation of Federal Employees/National V.P. for Forest Service|
|Regional||Scott Pierce||Workforce||IUOE Local 181/Member of IUOE Local 181|
|Regional||Mike Buckles||Workforce||Daniel Boone Development Council/Executive Director|
|Regional||Rebecca Wilson||Workforce||Goodwill Industries of Kentucky/Workforce Development Manager|
|Regional||Richard Foley||Workforce||Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation/Director|
|Regional||Janet Slayden||Education & Training||Kentucky Adult Education/Associate|
|Regional||Alesa Johnson||Education & Training||Somerset Community College/Associate Dean|
|Regional||Darin DeShazor||Education & Training||Pine Knot Job Corp/Vocation Specialist|
|Regional||Joshua Pierce||Government & Economic Development||Office of Employment & Training, Regional Program Manager|
|Regional||Brent Sturgill||Government & Economic Development||Office of Vocational Rehabilitation/East KY Regional Program Manager|
|Regional||Brett Traver||Government & Economic Development||SKED/Executive Director|