EKCEP Medical Coding Program Answers Letcher Countian Mandy Kiser’s Prayers for New, Sustaining Career in Hometown

For Mandy Kiser, a native of Letcher County, finding a lucrative and sustaining career in her hometown seemed many days like a pipe dream.


EKCEP Assists 19 Eastern Kentucky Graduates from HCTC Lineman & Fiber Optics Program

After two months of extensive training, 29 Eastern Kentuckians were recognized during a ceremony on Friday, November 15 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.).


U.S. Dept. of Labor Awards $3.7 Million to EKCEP for Continued Assistance to Dislocated Miners and Spouses

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced more than $3.7 million in National Dislocated Worker Grant funding to Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP), Inc. to assist coal miners and their families affected by recent industry layoffs.


EKCEP Employer Services Team Assists Welding Company, Phillips Diversified, with Apprenticeship to Retain Skilled Employees

Clay Countian Joseph Taylor started off the new year in 2019 with a huge accomplishment—becoming a welding journeyman with Phillips Diversified Manufacturing, a contract manufacturer with five facilities in Clay and Jackson counties.

“I can only go up from here, and just continue to better myself,” Taylor says.


EKCEP Project to Assist in Addiction Recovery Awarded $1.4 Million ARC POWER Grant

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) announced this week more than $10 million in funding, through its POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) Initiative, for Appalachia Kentucky projects.