Young workers in an office.


“If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.”

-Milton Berle

Job-Seeking College Students, Soon-to-be College Graduates, and Alumni

The Cumberlands Workforce Development Board's Post-secondary Employment Division has a dedicated staff ready and equipped with resources to assist current college students, soon-to-be college graduates and alumni enter the workforce in our region. We understand commitments to school, friends, family, jobs or a lack of work experience often hinder the job search process when attempting to find gainful employment. Our team has developed a comprehensive program, which utilizes one-on-one assessment measures, to understand our customers' needs and help remove barriers that can interfere with successful integration into the workforce.

Our Staff is Ready to Assist

Matt Bacon, a workforce education and development professional, has more than 15 years of experience working with students and alumni across the nation and is committed to helping all with removing barriers and attaining their educational and career goals. He does this through providing adults with valuable work experiences, webinars, training, career coaching, workshops, internships, and most importantly, helping make connections to employment opportunities.

Matt’s most popular services are:

  • Cover letter preparation
  • Resume preparation
  • Social media account optimization
  • Internship and job searching
  • Follow-up communications preparation

If you are an individual needing assistance finding a position that fits your education and/or background, or if you are a business/employer searching for access to college-educated individuals, please contact Matt Bacon, our Director of Post-secondary Programming at the Cumberlands Workforce Development Board. 

Matt BaconMatt Bacon
Director of Post-Secondary Programming
270 745-3905
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Connect with a Career Team Member for Additional Services

  1. Complete the online form and a member of the Career Team will contact you.
  2. You and a member of the Career Team will plan the next steps together. They will assist you with finding jobs, filling out applications, interviewing skills, and resume building.
  3. Career Team members will help with access to any other needs or resources you may have (food, housing, etc.).
  4. Career Team members will provide follow up services as long as an individual is in need.
  5. Let us help you find a path to achieve success.


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!

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For Employers: A Workforce Resource

For potential employers, our team utilizes these individual measures to promote success and personal fulfillment with each job placement for both employees and their prospective employers. Building Business/Employer Relationships and providing employers with readily available and skilled workers is at the forefront of our program, as this promotes positive outcomes for each party.



Re-entry Employers in Our 13 County Region

If your company would like to be added to the current list of second chance/transformation employers, please reach out to us at the contact information below.