EKCEP 2017 Year in Review
It was an eventful year in 2017 for workforce development in Eastern Kentucky, with thousands of people receiving expert career services throughout the 23-county local workforce area.
Teleworks USA Featured in CNN Money Article on Broadband in Eastern Kentucky
CNN Money reporters visited Eastern Kentucky this month to report on a variety of topics, including expanded broadband in the region and its importance in economic development. You can read the full report below.
EKCEP Enables 27 Eastern Kentuckians to Graduate from HCTC Lineman & Fiber Optics Program
After two months of extensive training, 28 Eastern Kentuckians were recognized during a ceremony on Friday, October 27 for completing the Lineman & Fiber Optics Training course offered through the Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) in partnership with the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP) and Hiring Our Miners Everyday (H.O.M.E.).
Digital Economy Efforts Spotlighted During 2017 Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) Summit
Efforts in Eastern Kentucky to prepare the region’s workforce for new jobs in the digital economy were spotlighted at the 2017 Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) Summit, held Friday, Aug. 4 at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville.
Seven Interns Who Successfully Completed Final Leg of CentralApp, EKCEP Internship Set to Enter Tech Workforce
Less than nine months after starting the process, each of the seven final interns in a TechHire Eastern Kentucky-affiliated, work-based learning internship in Hazard, Ky., have earned their third Salesforce coding/development certification and are starting new, high-skill tech careers this month.
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