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.
Teleworks USA Hosts Open House Events, Hub Tours for Global Telework Companies
Representatives from two global companies got an up-close look at how Teleworks USA is helping to connect companies like theirs with prospective teleworkers in Eastern Kentucky.
Teleworks USA Beattyville Teleworks Hub Receives ‘New Business of the Year’ Award from Chamber of Commerce
After only a year in operation, Teleworks USA’s Beattyville Teleworks Hub has been responsible for placing around 90 citizens in telework jobs, with a corresponding $1.8 million estimated economic impact in new wages paid to those citizens by companies located across the nation.
‘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).
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