TENCO Workforce Development Board funds youth employment programs

After a need’s analysis of youth services and resources, the TENCO Workforce Development Board established a work-based learning opportunity for youth ages 17-24 in the local area. The focus of the program is to serve youth that have recently graduated and/or are not attending any school in order to prepare them for employment and/or post-secondary education. The Youth Employment Program (YEP) provides eligible youth [...]

May 21st, 2021|

UI update: ReliaCard debit card program to begin

The Kentucky Office of Unemployment Insurance (OUI), in partnership with the Kentucky Office of the State Treasurer, will begin issuing unemployment insurance benefit payments to the U.S. Bank ReliaCard® starting on May 3, 2021. While you are currently receiving your benefit payments on a paper check, as of May 3, 2021, your benefit payments from OUI will be deposited on either a U.S. Bank [...]

April 22nd, 2021|

Business Spotlight: CTI Foods

CTI Foods … CTI Foods mission is to be the best custom food and culinary solutions team, focused on driving results for our customers. Approaching $1.5 billion in sales and 2000 employees nationwide, CTI Foods provides chef led innovation, quality and value to our customers and serves the restaurant and industrial ingredient industries with proteins, soups, sauces, and dressing innovations through our USDA [...]

October 29th, 2020|

AppHarvest hiring for more than 300 jobs

MOREHEAD, Ky. — AppHarvest is now hiring for 300+ jobs at its 2.76-million-square-foot indoor farm in Morehead, KY. AppHarvest is working with universities, community organizations and governments at all levels to build America’s AgTech capital from within eastern Kentucky. The company is putting the agriculture worker first with benefits including paid time off, educational up-skilling initiatives, custom apparel, movie nights and nutritious snacks. [...]

September 21st, 2020|

Cooper, TENCO partner for drive-thru job fair

MT. STERLING, Ky. — The COVID-19 global pandemic has affected every aspect of life and work, including recruiting and job opportunity marketing. KCC-TENO partnered with Cooper Standard in Mt Sterling recently to host a drive-thru job fair, the first event of its kind for our team and our regional manufacturing partners. Participants could learn about opportunities with Cooper, complete applications, and sit through [...]

September 21st, 2020|

Career EDGE offers tools for employment success

The TENCO Workforce Development Board is excited to announce access to a new virtual program built to provide job seekers the necessary tools for employment success. Career EDGE was first used by the South Central Workforce Development Board and was recently implemented statewide through the Cabinet of Education and Workforce Development. Career EDGE consists of 18 interactive modules with built-in virtual coaching. Modules [...]

August 4th, 2020|

Kentucky achieves 81 percent jump in GED test signups after waiving fee

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Since Gov. Andy Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman announced in January that the $120 GED® test fee would be waived for Kentuckians, there has been an 81 percent jump in the number of people who are signed up to get a GED®. Gov. Beshear said there was a 38 percent increase in the number of Kentuckians who have earned a [...]

March 12th, 2020|

MCTC grad living childhood dream as executive chef

By Keith Kappes When John Abner lost his factory job after six years, the future looked bleak for him and his family. But then he discovered the Displaced Workers Program and earned an associate degree in culinary arts at Maysville Community and Technical College. The 33-year-old Bourbon County native says he never lost the dream he had nurtured since childhood of becoming a respected professional [...]

March 6th, 2020|

Fleming County future business leaders have inaugural meeting

The Fleming County High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) held their inaugural meeting for their Advisory Committee in Flemingsburg on Feb. 5, 2020.  In attendance was their sponsor, Charlene Hall, chapter officers, and several business/community leaders.  The TENCO Workforce Development Board was represented by Board Chairman Lori Ulrich and Career Center Counselor Dena Green. This meeting was student-led with FBLA Chapter President [...]

February 12th, 2020|

TENCO has partner training at Carter Caves

CARTER CAVES STATE RESORT PARK — Kentucky Career Center - TENCO held an area-wide partner training at Carter Caves State Resort Park on Sept. 25. This annual event provides partner agencies the opportunity to receive up-to-date training in order to serve customers in the best way possible. Singer Buchanan, State EEO Coordinator with the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet Office of Diversity, Equality, and Training provided [...]

January 6th, 2020|
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