EKCEP's stable of employer services is designed to assist area employers find and prepare workers to fit their needs. Services including on-the-job training, work experience, and job fairs.
EKCEP's Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs help people find jobs and upgrade their skills to qualify for better jobs. WIOA serves adults looking for work, workers of any age who have been dislocated from their jobs through closings or layoffs, and economically disadvantaged young people who need help to get education, training, and a good start into the working world.
Created by Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP) with a $12.7 million National Emergency Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, Hiring Our Miners Everyday (H.O.M.E.) helps workers and their spouses affected by the coal industry downturn discover their skills, determine new career options, covers costs for them to enter classroom training, and helps place them into subsidized on-the-job training positions with area employers.
TechHire Eastern Kentucky (TEKY)
Launched in 2015, TechHire Eastern Kentucky is an multi-tiered initiative designed to help Eastern Kentucky workers take advantage of opportunities in the digital economy. TechHire Eastern Kentucky benefits from partnerships with tech and tech-related employers, educational institutions, and workforce and economic development organizations who work together to quickly upskill workers and increase their employability in the technology sector with industry-recognized certifications in lieu of traditional four-year college degrees. Through TechHire Eastern Kentucky, EKCEP, through the work of its collaborative partners, is able to provide educational services including training and workshops in the following fields: information technology, computer science, computer programming, software development, computer coding, web design, web development, application development, mobile application and data mining, developing/providing curricula, and cybersecurity
Teleworks USA is an innovative program that is bringing cutting-edge telework (work-from-home) employment opportunities to jobseekers, especially those in rural areas and small towns, allowing them to participate in the global economy without relocating.
The Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP) operates 15 job clubs in its 23-county service area.
A Job Club is a small group of jobseekers that meets weekly with expert career advisors to improve their chances at a successful job search. In Job Club, jobseekers will receive local unpublished job leads and networking opportunities, and support in developing skills including résumé building and job interviews.