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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 29 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.

Have questions?

Give us a call or stop by your closest Kentucky Career Center and we'll be glad to help you with your career and employment needs. 

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Job Fairs and Info!

Check out our News & Events section for notice of upcoming Job Fairs and other events. 

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Cumberlands Workforce Development Board

Adair County

Angela Cowan

Angela Cowan

Morgan Smith Industries/Asst. Project Mgr.

Representing Business

Casey County

Wendell Emerson

Wendell Emerson

Emerson Enterprises, LLC/President

Representing Business

Casey County

Rhonda Thomas

Rhonda Thomas

Neat Companies/Dir. of Administration

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

Jeff Sams

Jeff Sams

Bodock Farms/Special Event Venue/Owner

Representing Business

Green County

Jay Shofner

Jay Shofner

Limestone Bank/Assistant Vice President

Representing Business

Laurel County

Eric Sproles

Eric Sproles

Aisin Automotive Casting-Manager HR/EHS

Representing Business

McCreary County

Alex Egnew

Alex Egnew

Outdoor Venture Corp.

Representing Business

Pulaski County

Shawn Cruse

Shawn Cruse

UGN, Inc/Plant Manager

Representing Business

Rockcastle County

Jeff Vanhook

Jeff Vanhook

Furniture Owlet/Owner

Representing Business

Russell County

Amanda Roy

Amanda Roy

Stephens Pipe & Steel/HR Director

Representing Business

Taylor County

Gary Maupin

Gary Maupin

Warehouse Manager for Manchester Tank & Equipment Co.

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

Workforce

Robert Akin

Robert Akin

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

Workforce

Larry King

Larry King

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

Workforce

Scott Pierce

Scott Pierce

IUOE Local 181/State Member KWIB

Workforce

Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson

Goodwill Industries of Kentucky/Workforce Development Manager

Workforce

Nick Shearer

Nick Shearer

Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency, Inc./Executive Director

Representing Community-Based Organization

Workforce

Brad Hall

Brad Hall

University of the Cumberlands/V.P. for External Affairs

Education & Training

Alesa Johnson

Alesa Johnson

Vice President Workforce Solutions

Education & Training

Juwanna Sampson

Juwanna Sampson

Pine Knot Job Corp/Vocational Development

Education & Training

Summer Morgan

Summer Morgan

Director of Outreach & Strategic Partnerships

Office of Adult Education

Commonwealth of Kentucky

Government/Economic Development

Michael Carter

Michael Carter

Career Development Office, Regional Program Manager

Government/Economic Development

Roxana Robinson

Roxana Robinson

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation/Regional Program Manager South Region

Government/Economic Development

Brett Traver

Brett Traver

SKED/Executive Director

Other

Kevin Shearer

Kevin Shearer

KY Prosecutor Advisory Council/RC Fiscal Court

Russell County

Other

Virginia Dial

Virginia Dial

Connect Community Village, Inc./President

Non-Profit