Cumberlands Workforce Development Board
"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."
WDB - Who We Are
The Workforce Development Board (WDB) 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 WDB is to invest in the enhancement of our workforce and business community.
The WDB 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 allows for training in needing areas within our region including healthcare, utility, green energy, summer youth employment and paid work experience for both youth and adults that focused on long time employment. Partnered with other workforce area through the WIRED65 initiative to create a regional approach to economic development.
|Adair||Monica Shuffett||Business||Quality Personnel (QPI, Inc.)/Marketing Director|
|Casey||Michael King||Business||King Lube/Owner|
|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||Jamie Gaddis||Business||Jackson Energy Cooperative/Dir. of Community Relations|
|McCreary||Diana Bybee||Business||Outdoor Venture/HR Manager|
|Pulaski||Virginia Dial||Business||L&N Federal Credit Union/Manager|
|Rockcastle||Jana Bray||Business||Rockcastle Regional Hospital|
|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|
|Green||Robert Akin||Workforce||Kentucky L.E.C.E.T./President/Central KY Building Trades/Apprenticeships|
|McCreary||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|
|Pulaski||Mike Buckles||Workforce||Daniel Boone Development Council/Executive Director|
|Whitley||Rebecca Wilson||Workforce||Goodwill Industries of Kentucky/Workforce Development Manager|
|Regional||Richard Foley||Workforce||Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation/Director|
|Regional||Janet Slayden||Regional||Kentucky Adult Education/Associate|
|Regional||Alesa Johnson||Regional||Somerset Community College/Associate Dean|
|Regional||Vickie Wade||Regional||Office of Employment & Training|
|Regional||Brent Sturgill||Regional||Office of Vocational Rehabilitation/East KY Regional Program Manager|
|Regional||Brett Traver||Regional||SKED/Executive Director|
|Regional||Darin DeShazor||Regional||Pine Knot Job Corp/Vocation Specialist|
(WDB Board Updated 05-25-2017)
Please send any questions or comments to Beverly Grimes at firstname.lastname@example.org.