Job Seekers

We Help You Find the Right Job

Getting Started

Career Counseling is available at no cost to all Kentucky Career Center – TENCO visitors:

• Share localized labor market data
• Information on job leads
• Counseling to match your interests, skills and experience
• Access to career center computers and Internet access

We can help with your search for jobs,  resume writing and other tasks related to your job search. We can even provide the space and equipment for job interviews via videoconference.

Finding a Job

Working closely with many employers across the region, the career center staff has the latest information about who’s hiring and what skills are in demand.

• One-on-one assistance with writing a great resume and cover letter or completing applications
• Help in giving  employers the best first impression

If you have, or think you have a disability, that is affecting your ability to work, we have qualified job seeker staff ready to assist you.

Free Workshops

We offer a number of workplace skills development opportunities to all job seekers:

• Free workshops
• Interviewing
• Basic computer applications

Classes and schedules vary, so it’s best to call your nearest career center for upcoming workshops.

WEB DEVELOPMENT 16-WEEK VIRTUAL TRAINING ~
This course is offered through the BC Skills Development Academy. The course prepares students for a career as a Junior Web Developer. This training started as a collaborative effort between South Central and Lake Cumberland workforce boards. The success of the spring 2021 course and the high demand of web developers across the nation led to the expansion to the following workforce areas: Bluegrass, Northern Kentucky, Lincoln Trail and TENCO.

While no previous computer/coding experience is required, algebra skills, internet access, along with a strong dedication to the program curriculum are highly recommended for applicants. After completing the training, individuals are ready to enter the workforce as a Junior Web Developer with most jobs averaging a salary of $60,000 or more in Kentucky. Assistance with job placement is also available.

The training is eligible for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act funds available through the local workforce boards. This results in many unemployed and underemployed individuals being eligible for funding to pay for the cost of the training and required supplies. The TENCO Workforce Development Board serves residents of the following counties: Bath, Boyd, Bracken, Fleming, Greenup, Lewis, Mason, Montgomery, Robertson and Rowan.

The 16-week training program is full-time, approximately eight hours a day, Monday through Friday.

This is a wonderful opportunity for rural Kentucky communities to become competitive in the world of information technology. The training is set to begin in January 2022. Only 50 spots are available, so check out the tutorials and complete the initial no-obligation interest survey today at commonwealthcoders.com.

The training is set to begin in January 2022. Only 50 spots are available, so check out the tutorials and complete the initial no-obligation interest survey today.
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Menu of Services Assist in Your Search …

The Kentucky Career Centers – TENCO provides a large variety of services to assist job seekers in locating the job that is right for them. The Career Center staff has a wealth of knowledge about high demand occupations in our local area, educational requirements to get those jobs, and utilizes resources to help you achieve your goals. Visit the Career Center nearest you for information on the following services:

Labor Market Information

Learn about the “hot” jobs in the area. What types of jobs are available now and in the future? What kind of pay would you make? How much education does it take to get the job? What jobs match your needs?

Assessments

Take our online assessments that can link you to jobs that match your interests. The National Career Readiness Certification is also available at select Career Centers. This assessment is utilized by many businesses to determine the basic employability skills necessary to be successful in their business. Contact a Career Counselor for more information.

Building Your Portfolio

Receive assistance in resume writing, completing applications, interviewing techniques, and marketing your skills. Our TENCO Career Counselors are prepared to assist you with completing applications, writing resumes, and mock interviews.

Basic Skill Remediation

Do you need to brush up on your reading and math in order to get into a training program or complete an employment assessment, or maybe you need to work toward earning your GED? Utilize our Career Centers to connect to Adult Education and Literacy providers.

Career Counseling

Our career counselors have years of experience in helping people find the career that best meets their needs. Career Counselors will work with job seekers individually to determine your best path to meet your career goals. Our Career Counselors can help you answer these questions: What types of jobs are available now and in the future? What kind of pay would I make? How much education does it take to get the job? What jobs match my needs?

CAREER COUNSELING

Training

Funds are available through multiple partners in the Career Centers to assist with training costs, including tuition, books, supplies, and supportive services. Training must be in high-demand, high-wage occupations and eligibility criteria for each agency apply.

TRAINING

On-the-Job-Training and Internships

Is there a business that you really want to work for in the local area? Are you having a hard time getting your foot in the door? Let our Career Counselors assist you with our On-the-Job Training or Internship programs. Eligibility applies.

Job Matching

Match your skills and interests to the jobs available in your local area. Apply or be referred for current jobs through our online services, business connections, and job fairs. Register at https://focuscareer.ky.gov to be matched to jobs current jobs available in the area.

Partner Services

Obtain specialized assistance from the partners at the Career Centers, veteran programs, programs dedicated to serving individuals with disabilities, and utilize our resource area to access job searches and file your unemployment claims.

PARTNER AGENCIES

Family Resource Simulator

The Family Resource Simulator illustrates the impact of “work supports”—such as earned income tax credits and child care assistance—on the budget of a hypothetical family. It helps families identify where ‘cliff effects’ occur as their income increases.

FAMILY RESOURCE SIMULATOR

Tools for Getting a Job

Working closely with many employers across the region, the career center staff has the latest information about who’s hiring and what skills are in demand. For the list of jobs open in your area visit our Jobs page.

• One-on-one assistance with writing a great resume and cover letter or completing applications
• Help in giving  employers the best first impression

If you have, or think you have a disability, that is affecting your ability to work, we have qualified job seeker staff ready to assist you.

Job Preparation Services Slideshow
Career EDGE

Career EDGE consists of 18 interactive modules with built-in virtual coaching. Modules include:

  • Career exploration
  • Job preparation and work ethic tutorials
  • Job interview simulator so you can rehearse and get tips on answering interview questions
  • Resume, cover letter, thank you note
  • Job application builder
  • Essential life skills curriculum

Everything needed to support individuals in their job search or advance in employment is included in Career EDGE.

Start your employment journey today with Career EDGE by registering at kycareeredge.com/tenco. New users can register in less than one minute and have immediate access to all modules and services within the Kentucky Career EDGE platform.

Registration is easy. Access is free. Additional services with a Career Counselor are available. For more information on the Career EDGE, please contact the KY Career Center – TENCO at 606-564-6894 or kdryden@btadd.com.

CAREER EDGE – TENCO
Free Workshops

We offer a number of workplace skills development opportunities to all job seekers:

• Free workshops
• Interviewing
• Basic computer applications

Classes and schedules vary, so it’s best to call your nearest career center for upcoming workshops.

Career Exploration and Job Analysis Tools
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