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Kentucky Wildlands Flood Relief Grant

Apply now for The Kentucky Wildlands Flood Relief Grant program to assist families impacted by the historic flooding that devasted Eastern Kentucky in late July! The program will award up to $500 per household to cover immediate needs resulting from the floods. Grant applications will be available starting Sept. 21 at explorekywildlands.com/the-kentucky-wildlands-flood-relief-application/ The nonprofit organization Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc., established the grant program. PRIDE [...]

September 23rd, 2022|

National Employ Older Workers Week

This year, National Employ Older Workers Week takes place from September 18th to September 24th. National Employ Older Workers Week is a great opportunity to remind people that it is always a great time to hire an older worker! National Employ Older Workers Week is held annually during the last full week of September. Its purpose is to recognize the vital role of older workers in the [...]

September 22nd, 2022|

Kentucky Farmworker Program: A better life for farmworkers

We provide agricultural workers and their families with affordable health care, education assistance, and job training. Kentucky Farmworker Programs, Inc. (KFP) is a multistate nonprofit, 501c3 organization that serves agricultural workers and their families who are experiencing lower socioeconomic statuses and need access to more resources. KFP is funded through the United States Department of Labor. Funding provided through this program supports the response [...]

September 20th, 2022|

National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week is Sept. 18-24

National AEFL Week originated in 2009 when the National Coalition for Literacy worked with then-Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO), then-Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) to create a Congressionally-recognized designation that would draw attention to the importance of adult education and family literacy. Since then, NCL has sponsored National AEFL Week in September each year on behalf of its members and the [...]

September 19th, 2022|

Resources for Eastern Kentucky Flood victims

Housing- Emergency Shelters Clay County Manchester Pentecostal Church 209 Main Street, Manchester KY 40962 Floyd County Floyd County Community Center 7199 KY-80, Langley KY 41645 Johnson County Hazard Community and Technical College - Lees College Campus 680 Jefferson Avenue, Johnson KY 41339 Knott County Camp Nathanael 480 Camp Nathanael Road, Emmalena KY 41740 Hindman Settlement School 51 Center Street, Hindman KY 41822 Leslie County [...]

September 19th, 2022|

TENCO celebrating Workforce Development Month

In September, the Kentucky Career Center - TENCO is celebrating Workforce Development Month. Workforce development services are more important than ever to ensure that all job seekers have the skills necessary to fill businesses’ workforce demands. Kentucky Career Center - TENCO provides training programs and support services for individuals seeking a career or employment opportunity. We also serve as a bridge for area [...]

September 19th, 2022|

Business Spotlight: Family Dollar

Family Dollar … In 1953, K.R. Perry opened a Ben Franklin variety store in downtown Norfolk, Virginia, which he later renamed K&K 5&10. 21-year-old entrepreneur Leon Levine, who believed he could offer his customers a variety of high-quality, good-value merchandise for under $2, opened the first Family Dollar store in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1959. He created a general floor plan that allowed [...]

September 14th, 2022|

Registration open for Commonwealth Coders

Commonwealth Coders is a 16-week virtual training course 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 next class is set to begin in January 2023. While no previous computer/coding experience is required, algebra skills, internet access, along [...]

September 14th, 2022|

Business Spotlight: Cooper Standard

Cooper Standard … Cooper Standard located in Mt. Sterling along with 20 other countries. They are a leading supplier of sealing and fluid handling systems and components. Cooper Standard has a long tradition of providing customers with the highest quality and most innovative automotive solutions — delivering this same quality and innovation to a wide range of markets with materials science technology. Cooper [...]

September 14th, 2022|

Goodwill Opportunity Expos scheduled

Are you in need of resources that will help you launch or relaunch your career? Join us for an Opportunity Expo near you! At our Opportunity Expos, we’ll offer free expungement clinics for individuals with criminal records, food, raffles, host meet-and-greets with community partners and so much more! GOODWILLKY.ORG

September 13th, 2022|
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