During a special celebration, eight of the Kentucky Career Center JobSight’s network of career centers were honored after completing the state KCC JobSight Certification process earlier this year.
Melissa Aguilar, executive director of the Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board (KWIB), was in attendance at the event in late July, and presented certificates to representatives from each center, which she said were hard earned after the lengthy process each center went through to receive them.
Jennifer Bergman, former JobSight services director with the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP), was also present at the event, and commended each center’s staff on their hard work and commitment to the process.
“The process included several months of certification meetings at each center and lots of work on the part of each center’s certification committee,” Bergman said. “I know it got a little frustrating at times, but you made it through and you should all be applauded for the work you’ve put in to get these certifications.”
Bergman went on to explain that the certification process essentially means that each JobSight location is now up to par with state standards for business and employer services, jobseeker services, and center management.
The KCC JobSight offices in Whitesburg, Harlan, Manchester, McKee, and Pineville, all affiliate centers, along with the comprehensive career center in Prestonsburg met all requirements for state certification and were presented for approval to the Eastern Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board (EKWIB) in June 2019. The offices in Hazard, also a comprehensive career center, and Pikeville, an affiliate center, were approved by the EKWIB in March.
“We’re extremely proud of these centers and all of their staff. They’ve really shown their dedication to their work, their clients, and their region,” Bergman said.
EKCEP, a nonprofit workforce development agency headquartered in Hazard, Ky., serves the citizens of 23 Appalachian coalfield counties. The agency provides an array of workforce development services and operates the Kentucky Career Center JobSight network of workforce centers, which provide access to more than a dozen state and federal programs that offer employment and training assistance for jobseekers and employers all under one roof. Learn more about us at http://www.ekcep.org, http://www.jobsight.org and http://www.facebook.com/ekcep.