EKCEP, Teleworks USA Join with SOAR as Regional Blueprint Partner; New Initiative Aimed to Network Those Building a 21st Century Appalachia

Both the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP), Inc. and its Teleworks USA initiative have joined the Blueprint Partnership program at Shaping Our Appalachian Region, Inc. (SOAR).

By joining the Blueprint Partnership program, EKCEP has formally committed towards implementing SOAR’s Regional Blueprint to build a 21st Century Appalachia.


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.).


‘East Kentucky Works’ Survey Results Reveal Region’s Workforce is Able, Willing to Work in Many Manufacturing Sectors

After spending months questioning jobseekers and employers across the Eastern Kentucky region, the results of the East Kentucky Works Survey—a study focused on cataloging the capabilities of the region’s workforce—were unveiled Wednesday, Sept. 7, during a public meeting at Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC).