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Leaders Help EKCEP Chart Future of Workforce Development

Leaders Help EKCEP Chart Future of Workforce Development

[June 2003]

More than 50 leaders in workforce development, private business, and state and local government from across the region gathered June 23-24 in Berea to help the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP) shape the future of workforce-related services for nearly one-half million... (more)

"Career Basics" Workshops Teach Overlooked Skills to Job Seekers

"Career Basics" Workshops Teach Overlooked Skills to Job Seekers

[March 2003]

Sometimes, it is “the little things” that stand between job seekers and the jobs they want. And often, job seekers are not aware that they don’t know what they need to know.

Most job seekers undervalue knowledge like how to fill out a job application, how to craft an appealing resume,... (more)

Angela Roberts Breaks Away From 'Dead-End' Jobs to Become a Nurse

Angela Roberts calls it a vast understatement to say until recently her life had always been stuck in a pattern of failure and broken dreams. When she finally decided to break that pattern, it was the support of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) that enabled her to escape the series of dead-end jobs she had been stuck in for most of her life and earn the nursing degree that led to her current... (more)

Monica Hobson Gets an Inside Look at a Judge's Responsibilities

Guests in Family Court Judge Julie Paxton's courtrooms in Floyd, Magoffin and Knott counties this summer likely noticed a young girl closely following the judge's every move, often studiously jotting down notes during the proceedings and usually occupying the seat directly beside Paxton.

The girl in the high-profile vantage point traditionally reserved for a law student looked every bit... (more)