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Kentucky Career Center - Cumberlands

CPE logo 1 1Two state agencies have teamed up to offer free access to high-quality courseware and certifications to help Kentucky adults build and demonstrate work-readiness skills.

Through local Kentucky Career Centers and Kentucky Skills U programs, formerly Kentucky Adult Education, adults can prepare for the Kentucky Career Readiness Certificate and the Kentucky Essential Skills Certificate using World Interactive Network courseware, an online instructional system.

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Careers without a college degree - electrician working

Is your high school student eager to earn a salary? Does an AA degree, technical training, certificate, apprenticeship, or on-the-job training fit your family budget better than four years of college tuition?

If the answer is yes, there’s no need to panic about your child’s financial future. Dozens of high-paying jobs are available for high school graduates without a four-year college degree — and there’s an increasing need for all of the positions on this list.

Check out our 42 top career choices below, and present them to your daughter or son. All earn about $40,000 per year or more and have promising future job growth.

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Thursday, April 19th, 10am to 2pm EST 
The Center for Rural Development Stop Light #15 South Highway 27, Somerset, KY 

Job Seekers 

  • Register for Employment in KY’s largest database
  • In person opportunities to meet with companies
  • Learn about Training & Educational Opportunities
  • Bring a Resume, References and other useful information 

Over 55 employers registered to attend, talk with employers in person!

Funded by Cumberlands Workforce Development Board, through the U.S. Dept of Labor. Administered by the Lake Cumberland Area Development District Inc. with Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title 1 monies. An Equal Opportunity Employer Program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

soft skillsAre you seeking a customer service job? Do you have the skills that employers look for in the candidates they hire? The customer service industry requires employees with a number of soft, or interpersonal, skills. Here are ten soft skills that will benefit you in any customer service job whether you interact with customers in person, on the phone, or via email or online chat.

Developing these skills and emphasizing them in a job application and interview will help you rise above the job market competition.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 8, 2018) - Kentuckians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and are eligible for the federally funded Employment and Training (E&T) program will now receive assistance from Kentucky Career Centers to meet education and employment training needs. 

To better serve the people of Kentucky, several agencies in the state government created a new system for SNAP recipients to access locally available training opportunities and find open jobs. This new system became available January 1, thanks to this collaboration between the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), which administers the SNAP program through the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS), the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet’s Department of Workforce Investment (DWI), and the 10 Local Workforce Development Boards.

The Cumberlands KY-FAME Chapter is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2016 semester. The KY-FAME Advanced Manufacturing Technician program offers an opportunity for paid internships at local places of employment combined with college classes held at Somerset Community College resulting in an Associates of Applied Science degree in Industrial Maintenance Technology with an Advanced Manufacturing Technician Certificate. Students attend classes two full days per week (8 to 10 hours) at a Somerset Community College. Students work three days per week (typically 24 hours per week) at a manufacturing facility for a competitive wage while gaining hands-on experience.

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Give us a call or stop by your closest Kentucky Career Center and we'll be glad to help you with your career and employment needs. 

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Job Fairs and Info!

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