Johnson Countian Kevin Jennings Turns Training Opportunity Into New Career with Help from Hiring Our Miners Everyday Program

Just a few years ago, Kevin Jennings probably hadn’t thought much about a career outside of coal mining. The industry paid well and jobs were close to home for the Johnson Countian. A career in the advanced manufacturing field was likely the furthest thing from his mind.

But then things changed.


Eastern Kentuckians Affected by Layoffs Due to COVID-19 Eligible for Career Assistance Through New ReWork EKY Program

Eastern Kentuckians and their spouses affected by layoffs due to the current COVID-19 pandemic are now eligible to receive assistance through a new program—ReWork EKY—that will help connect them with training or new job opportunities and quickly get back to work.


EKCEP Partnering to help launch EKYWorks 2.0 27-county Workforce ASSESSMENT WITH EMPLOYER AND RESIDENT SURVEYS

Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP), Inc. is partnering with One East Kentucky, Kentucky Power Company, Ashland Alliance, and Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) to launch the EKYWorks 2.0 workforce study, following up on the region’s first-ever comprehensive workforce study conducted in 2016.


Louisa Native Kennedy Marcum Says Layoff Was Blessing in Disguise with Assistance from Northeast Kentucky KCC JobSight

After more than a decade in the coal industry, Lawrence Countian Kennedy Marcum never thought he would utter such blasphemous words.

“Getting laid off was a blessing, honestly,” he admits, adjusting in his seat in the Northeast Kentucky Career Center JobSight offices in Louisa. “I didn’t think a layoff would become a blessing.”


Cumberlands Partners with EKCEP to Offer Cybersecurity Classes for Eastern Kentucky High School Students


High school juniors and seniors in 23 Appalachian Coalfields counties in Kentucky will have the option to develop cyber