Work Ready Scholarship Fact Sheet

The Work Ready Scholarship program is a collaborative effort between the Kentucky Cabinet for Education and Workforce Development, public and private universities, and Kentucky Community and Technical Colleges to provide tuition assistance for Kentucky students to receive a maximum of 60 credit hours towards career certifications and associate degrees in applied science.

The scholarship provides tuition assistance for Kentucky students and adults to obtain an industry recognized certificate, associate’s degree in applied science or diploma at one of 21 participating colleges and universities throughout the Commonwealth. Approved programs must be in one of Kentucky’s five high-demand industry sectors: Advanced Manufacturing, Business and IT, Construction Trades, Healthcare and Transportation and Logistics.

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Employers Resource Fair January 23, 2019


Here is an opportunity you don’t want to miss! Employers Resource Fair January 23, 2019, from 10:00 to 2:00 ET at the Pulaski County Library (on Main Street in Somerset). Have your elevator pitch ready to share with employers, as they rotate from table to table gathering information and contacts. Please join us in reaching out to our area employers.

To reserve space please contact the Cumberlands Workforce Development Board by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 270-866-4200. Deadline for reservations is January 8, 2019


UPS needs employees, and they are willing to pay for college tuition and housing to get them! The program, called Kentucky LOOP (Living Options and Opportunites Path), can cover tuition at Jefferson Community and Technical College and the cost of housing during the college years. This is a great way to graduate from college with an associates degree "debt-free." 

Requirements are UPS employment at Next Day Air (night) for 100% tuition, semester and graduation bonuses and book reimbursement or employment at Second Day Air (day) with $5250 annual tuition and books.

The UPS Kentucky LOOP program is only open to Kentucky residents who have confirmed and validated residency in a Kentucky county other than Jefferson, Bullitt, Oldham, Spencer, Henry, Meade, Shelby and Trimble counties.  Learn more from this UPS Kentucky LOOP fact sheet.

National Apprenticeship Week logo - November 12-18, 2018

Mark your calendars for November 12-18, 2018, to celebrate the fourth annual National Apprenticeship Week across the country. Please join the movement by hosting an event or participating in an event near you!

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a national celebration that offers leaders in business, labor, education, and other critical partners a chance to demonstrate their support for apprenticeship. NAW also gives apprenticeship sponsors the opportunity to showcase their programs, facilities, and apprentices in their community. The week-long event highlights the benefits of apprenticeship in preparing a highly-skilled workforce to meet the talent needs of employers across diverse industries.

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Video presentation to the Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce

The Kentucky Career Center - Cumberlands was proud to debut our Employers Success Video to membership of the Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset. This video is one of a series and shares real-world stories of how the Kentucky Career Center has helped businesses manage their recruitment efforts and find qualified employees.

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Kentucky Health logo

The Cumberlands Workforce Development Board, Inc. (CWDB) is soliciting bids for a facilitator to coordinate Procurement of a Direct Service Provider specific to the Kentucky HEALTH program. Your firm/organization should offer expertise, knowledge, and resources that CWDB can depend on for all aspects of the procurement process.

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