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Kentucky Career Center - Cumberlands

Cumberlands Workforce Development Board in session

 

Mission Statement

"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."

Vision Statement

"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.

Accomplishments

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.

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Cumberlands Workforce Development Board

Adair County

Monica Shuffett

Monica Shuffett

Luttrell Staffing Group/Marketing Director

Representing Business

Casey County

Wendell Emerson

Wendell Emerson

Emerson Enterprises, LLC/President

Representing Business

Casey County

Wendell Emerson

Greg Hansford

Monticello Banking Company/Operations Manager

Representing Business

Clinton County

Karen Talbott

Karen Talbott

Lifeline Home Health/RN Branch Manager

Representing Business

Cumberland County

Vickie Wells

Vickie Wells

First and Farmers Bank/President

Representing Business

Cumberland County

Steven Sanders

Steven Sanders

Jomel Seams Reasonable

Representing Business

Green County

Justine Landrum

Justine Landrum

Longhunters Coffee and Tea/Co-Owner

Representing Business

Laurel County

Sandra Painter

Sandra Painter

Jackson Energy/VP Member Services

Representing Business

Laurel County

Sandra Painter

Steve Baker

London Utility Commission/Superintendent

Representing Business

McCreary County

Alex Egnew

Alex Egnew

Outdoor Venture Corp.

Representing Business

Pulaski County

Virginia Dial

Virginia Dial

L&N Federal Credit Union/Manager

Representing Business

Rockcastle County

Jana Bray

Jeff Vanhook

Furniture Owlet/Owner

Representing Business

Russell County

Daryl Hammond

Daryl Hammond

DUO Broadband/Chief Financial Officer

Representing Business

Taylor County

Deborah Burris

Deborah Burris

Frost Arnett/HR Manager

Representing Business

Wayne County

Samuel Brown

Samuel Brown

Monticello Physical Therapy/Physical Therapist

Representing Business

Whitley County

JoAnn Siler

JoAnn Siler

Siler Implement/Co-Owner

Representing Business

Regional

Robert Akin

Robert Akin

Kentucky L.E.C.E.T. /President/Central KY Building Trades/Apprenticeships

Representing Workforce

Regional

Larry King

Larry King

National Federation of Federal Employees/National V.P. for Forest Service

Representing Workforce

Regional

Scott Pierce

Scott Pierce

IUOE Local 181/State Member KWIB

Representing Workforce

Regional

Mike Buckles

Mike Buckles

Daniel Boone Development Council/Executive Director

Representing Workforce

Regional

Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson

Goodwill Industries of Kentucky/Workforce Development Manager

Representing Workforce

Regional

Richard Foley

Richard Foley

Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation/Director

Representing Workforce

Regional

Janet Slayden

Janet Slayden

Kentucky Adult Education/Associate

Representing Education & Training

Regional

Alesa Johnson

Alesa Johnson

Somerset Community College/Associate Dean

Representing Education & Training

Regional

Darin DeShazor

Juwanna Sampson

Pine Knot Job Corp/Vocational Development

Representing Education & Training

Regional

Joshua Pierce

Connie Schnell

Career Development Office, Regional Program Manager

Representing Government & Economic Development

Regional

Brent Sturgill

Roxana Robinson

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation/Regional Program Manager South Region

Representing Government & Economic Development

Regional

Brett Traver

Brett Traver

SKED/Executive Director

Representing Government & Economic Development