Kentucky Career Center - Cumberlands

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Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment will be holding three hiring events with positions open for Production Welders, Assemblers, Banders, Tube Mill Operators, Machine Operators, Gate Hangers, Material Handlers, Brake Press Operator, and more.

  • Russell County - Monday, September 24th 1pm to 3pm (central time). Located at the Kentucky Career Center, 2384 Lakeway Dr. Russell Springs, KY 42642
  • Adair County - Thursday, September 27th 1pm to 3pm (central time). Columbia Chamber of Commerce 201 Burkesville St. Columbia, KY 42728
  • CASEY COUNTY - Thursday, October 4th 2pm to 4pm (eastern time). Campbellsville University Liberty Campus 1 Pettyjohn St. Liberty, KY 42539

Since 1945 farmers and ranchers around the world have counted on the Tarter family to help improve life on their land. Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment is privately owned and operated by the fourth generation of the Tarter family. From cattle squeeze chutes and horse stalls to farm gates and galvanized tanks, all of our products are made in the USA and can be found in thousands of retailers across the country.

Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment is an equal opportunity employer.

Learn more and apply online:

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Dr. Schneider is hosting a Job Fair at their plant on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, from 8 AM - 10 AM and 2 PM - 4 PM (CST). Dr. Schneider is located at 223 Progress Drive, Russell Springs, Kentucky. Available positions include: assembly team members, injection molding specialists, paint line specialists, maintenance technician, team leads and material handlers.

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Williamsburg, Ky. - September 4, 2018

University of the Cumberlands, a private, post-secondary institution in southeastern Kentucky, announced today that it will reduce tuition by 57 percent beginning next academic year. The goal of the tuition cut is to increase the affordability of a private education at Cumberlands while offering more transparency in the financial aid process for students and families.

Under the new pricing model, Cumberlands will offer the lowest tuition of any private university in Kentucky and also offer tuition comparable to every public four-year institution in the state. The tuition plan will impact all on-campus undergraduate students.

“We are making this change because we are committed to putting our students and families first by addressing the most significant hurdle to a college education, affordability,” said Cumberlands President, Dr. Larry L. Cockrum. “We want all students to know that with Cumberlands there is a clear and affordable path to a college degree.”

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An Expungement Fair will be held in Casey County on September 20, 2018, from 5-7 P.M. at the Casey County Community and Education Center, 1 Pettyjohn Street, Liberty, Kentucky. There is no cost to attend this event.

Expungement is the legal process where an arrest, charge or conviction is completely removed from your record. In Kentucky, if you do not ask for expungement, the arrest, charge or conviction will stay on your criminal history. This means that any time an employer does a background check, the conviction will show up. This can hurt job opportunities, school or educational opportunities and even some government assistance programs. Expungement gives you a clean slate.

At this event you can learn about: 

  • Offenses that are eligible for expungement
  • Getting your GED
  • Training opportunities
  • Getting help for a disability
  • Restoration of your voting rights
  • Advocacy opportunities
  • Get a free copy of your record

You will have the opportunity to meet with an attorney free of charge, as well as companies that hire individuals with a record and career counselors.

Event partners: Kentucky Division of Reentry Services, Cumberlands Workforce Development Board, Kentucky Career Center-Liberty, Vocational Rehabilitation, Casey County Adult Education, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, Office of Employment and Training, Adanta, and Casey County Community Education. 

For more information about expungement:

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Secretary of the Education Workforce Development Cabinet Derrick Ramsey was on hand Tuesday, August 28 to help break ground for construction of the Lake Cumberland Regional College & Workforce Center in Russell County.

The center is being constructed on the grounds of Russell County High School but will be a resource for the entire region. The center is expected to serve 2,215 high school students and 620 adults in all five primary Kentucky Workforce Investment Board sectors — advanced manufacturing, healthcare, technology, construction trades, and transportation. 

Partnerships with Lindsey Wilson College, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, Eastern Kentucky University and Western Kentucky University will allow the center to provide associate’s to bachelor’s (or A to B) programs, where students work toward an associate’s degree in high school and enroll in an institution of higher learning to complete a four-year degree. Certification programs will also be offered, and adults will have access to programs in the evening. 

The center will also continue to foster and develop apprenticeship programs with local industries, like one that currently exists with Dr. Schneider Automotive, that offer flexible performance-based credit by allowing students to spend time during the school day receiving on-the-job training.

Also in attendance for the celebration were current and past Russell County school officials, students, local government representatives, area business and civic leaders as well as special guest State Senator Max Wise.

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PAE and the Kentucky Career Center - Cumberlands are looking to fill 100 available job positions through government contract work. The positions are for research analysts and data entry operators in the PAE location in Williamsburg, Kentucky.

Representatives with the Kentucky Career Center says by helping both the employer and the potential employees find each other, they help with unemployment in the Cumberland region. "So it is just a good, it is a win-win for everybody. To get people out and get them employed and help the employer," says Shirlene Taylor, Business Services Representative for Kentucky Career Center.

PAE and the Kentucky Career Center held another job fair at the Williamsburg Civic Center in Williamsburg on August 23rd.

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