Kentucky Career Center - Cumberlands

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Apprenticeship offers on the job training supplemented with technical classroom instruction. Apprentices work under the supervision of qualified journeyworkers to develop their chosen trade or skill and learn the techniques, materials, and equipment associated with that trade.

The Kentucky Registered Apprenticeship Summit will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville September 10 – 12. School leaders and career counselors, business owners and their HR representatives, government officials, parents and other interested parties are encouraged to attend the entire Summit. Students and adults interested in becoming a Registered Apprentice should attend the Career Fair Portion of the event on days two and three.

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The Kentucky Career Center - Cumberlands is hosting a Job Fair at the Center for Rural Development on August 11, 2018, from 10 AM - 2 PM. This will be a great opportunity to talk to regional companies actively looking for employees. High demand jobs in our region include Healthcare, Transportation, Manufacturing, Food Service, Call Center, Clerical, and Information Technology.

This fair is presented in partnership with the Cumberlands Workforce Development Area, the Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation, the Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce, and the Somerset-Pulaski County Development Foundation.

The Center for Rural Development is located at stoplight #15, 2292 South Highway 27, Somerset, Kentucky.

Fidelity bond offers no-cost insurance policy to encourage hiring

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 17, 2018) – The Kentucky Career Center is now offering a $5,000 six-month fidelity bond at no cost to employers or job seekers through a U.S. Department of Labor program that encourages the hiring of hard-to-place applicants in eight categories, such as individuals with criminal records or those with poor credit records.

The Federal Bonding Program (FBP) allows employers to insure their business against theft, forgery, larceny or embezzlement if they hire at-risk job seekers who cannot get private coverage. The bond covers the first six months of employment and has no deductible so there is no out-of-pocket expense for businesses that participate. Employers also can purchase continued coverage if the worker demonstrates job honesty.

CPE logo 1 1Two state agencies have teamed up to offer free access to high-quality courseware and certifications to help Kentucky adults build and demonstrate work-readiness skills.

Through local Kentucky Career Centers and Kentucky Skills U programs, formerly Kentucky Adult Education, adults can prepare for the Kentucky Career Readiness Certificate and the Kentucky Essential Skills Certificate using World Interactive Network courseware, an online instructional system.

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Careers without a college degree - electrician working

Is your high school student eager to earn a salary? Does an AA degree, technical training, certificate, apprenticeship, or on-the-job training fit your family budget better than four years of college tuition?

If the answer is yes, there’s no need to panic about your child’s financial future. Dozens of high-paying jobs are available for high school graduates without a four-year college degree — and there’s an increasing need for all of the positions on this list.

Check out our 42 top career choices below, and present them to your daughter or son. All earn about $40,000 per year or more and have promising future job growth.

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Thursday, April 19th, 10am to 2pm EST 
The Center for Rural Development Stop Light #15 South Highway 27, Somerset, KY 

Job Seekers 

  • Register for Employment in KY’s largest database
  • In person opportunities to meet with companies
  • Learn about Training & Educational Opportunities
  • Bring a Resume, References and other useful information 

Over 55 employers registered to attend, talk with employers in person!

Funded by Cumberlands Workforce Development Board, through the U.S. Dept of Labor. Administered by the Lake Cumberland Area Development District Inc. with Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title 1 monies. An Equal Opportunity Employer Program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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