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Kentucky Career Center - Cumberlands

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Contact a Career Counselor at your nearest location below

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Professional Staff

The team of experts at the Kentucky Career Center - Cumberlands is dedicated to providing the people of the region with career, job training and educational opportunities and the employers in our 13-county region with a qualified, skilled workforce. We have the unique ability to connect employees and employers through the combined efforts of national, state and local partners.

Adult Services

If you're thinking about a career change but don't know if you have the necessary skills, we have good news. There are many occupations for which training might be available for you. The Kentucky Career Center provides worker training, on-the-job training, work experience, apprenticeships and individual training accounts. Training is usually offered through community and technical colleges, universities, private for-profit organizations and businesses. Through a variety of training programs, we can help eligible individuals find self-sustaining employment.

Youth Programs

We have specific programs to help youth who have dropped out of school, achieved a GED or have graduated from high school but lack the skills to get a job or be fully employed.

Veterans Assistance

Our offices have local veterans employment representatives and disabled veteran outreach program specialists trained specifically to assist veterans with their employment and training needs. These dedicated veterans service staff members work with other Kentucky Career Center staff members, the Veterans' Employment and Training Service, the Department of Veterans Affairs and various other organizations in providing veterans with priority services designed to improve employability and career options.

Vocational Rehabilitation

Working with our partner, the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, we assist Kentuckians with disabilities achieve suitable employment and independence.

Visual Disabilities

The Kentucky Office for the Blind offers a wide variety of services designed to give those with visual disabilities the tools they need to become more independent and productive in their homes, schools, workplaces and communities. Services are consistent with an individual's strengths, abilities and interests. We also partner with business and industry, assisting employers in hiring and retaining highly qualified employees.

Kentucky Career Edge

Kentucky career edgeThe Kentucky Career Edge website includes information to help you achieve your goals personally and professionally using a wide variety of interactive tools that enable you to practice interview skills, build a resume, set goals, increase on-the-job skills, and much more. Take advantage of this great resource by registering today — it's free!

Launch Kentucky Career Edge

Six Steps to a Successful Career

  • Do You Have What It Takes to Be Successful?

    When you visit the Kentucky Career Center in your community, one of the first things we will help with is to determine what type of skills and employment needs you have. Once this is determined, we can offer a variety of employment assistance services.

    We provide planning, support and training services to adults, dislocated workers and youth who cannot find employment, are looking to change careers or are seeking to retain current employment.

    Training services will be considered for high demand occupations in the Cumberlands Workforce Development Area.

    LOCATE YOUR CAREER CENTER TODAY

  • Build your resume

    Most employers want to see your resume before they'll even consider you for the job. We can help you build a complete, detailed resume that includes your skills and experience. If you've already written your resume, you can upload or paste it into our online portal. We'll help you improve it! 

    You will need to login or create your new account to get started.

    Build/Upload Your Resume

  • Get the Skills You Need

    You might benefit from training to learn new skills or to reinforce skills that have gotten a little rusty. The Kentucky Career Center helps provide worker training, on-the-job training, work experience, apprenticeships and Individual Training Accounts.

    Through a variety of training programs, we can help eligible individuals find self-sustaining employment.

    Learn more at your nearest Kentucky Career Center location.

  • Soft Skills: Who Needs Them?

    Soft skills are everyday interpersonal skills that job seekers need to succeed on the job. They include communicating clearly and appropriately, remembering work directions, working well with others, and knowing how to solve problems. These skills include:

    • Communicating effectively

    • Conveying professionalism

    • Promoting teamwork and collaboration

    • Thinking critically and solving problems

    The Kentucky Essential Skills Certificate shows employers that potential employees have successfully completed coursework in these skill areas and are ready to move into the workforce. The program is free for employers and employees.

    For more information and registration for the Kentucky Essential Skills Certificate, contact your nearest Kentucky Career Center location. 

    LOCATE YOUR CAREER CENTER TODAY

  • Start Your Job Search

    The Kentucky Career Center has a free online job search tool that will help you explore a wide range of available job postings.

    Job Search

  • Explore Careers & Education

    The Kentucky Career Center has developed a great set of online tools to help you:

    • • explore career and internship options
    • • research a program of study, a new career or a possible employer
    • • see what study is required to get ahead
    • • see where your existing experience can take you

    What are you waiting for?

    Explore Careers

Career Center Locations

  • Albany Location

    HOURS:
    Monday - Wednesday & Friday
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm CST

    Clinton County Office
    2353 North Highway 127
    Albany, KY 42602

    Kim GibsonCONTACT:
    Kim Gibson
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    606-387-8082 

  • Burkesville Location

    HOURS:
    Wednesday
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm CST

    Cumberland County Office
    213 Upper River Street
    Burkesville, KY 42717

    Larry HatfieldCONTACT:
    Larry Hatfield
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    270-864-9316 



    HOURS:
    Thursday
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm CST

    Cumberland County Office
    213 Upper River Street
    Burkesville, KY 42717

    Kim GibsonCONTACT:
    Kim Gibson
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    270-864-9316 

  • Monticello Location

    HOURS:
    Monday - Tuesday & Thursday -Friday
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm EST

    Kentucky Career Center - Monticello
    Tradeway Shopping Center
    1500 N. Main St., Suite 168-B
    Monticello, KY 42633

    Larry HatfieldCAREER MANAGER:
    Larry Hatfield
    WIOA Adult/Displaced Worker/Youth
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    606-348-6050 

  • Somerset Location (Comprehensive One-Stop Center)

    HOURS:
    Monday - Friday
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm EST

    Kentucky Career Center - Somerset
    410 E. Mt. Vernon St.
    Somerset, Ky. 42501

    Michelle WhitisWORKFORCE BUSINESS TEAM CONTACT:
    Michelle Whitis
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    606-676-0759 

     

    HOURS:
    Wednesday & Thursday
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm EST

    Kentucky Career Center - Somerset
    410 E. Mt. Vernon St.
    Somerset, Ky. 42501

    Charlotte Smith
    Charlotte Smith
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    606-676-0759 

     

    HOURS:
    Monday - Friday
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm EST

    Kentucky Career Center - Somerset
    410 E. Mt. Vernon St.
    Somerset, Ky. 42501

    CAREER DEVELOPMENT OFFICE:
    Jessica Gleason
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    606-677-4124 

  • Whitley City Location

    HOURS:
    Monday, Friday & alternating Tuesdays
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm EST

    Kentucky Career Center - Whitley City 
    141 College Street 
    Whitley City, KY 42653

    Charlotte SmithCONTACT:
    Charlotte Smith
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    606-376-7512