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)
After working for eight years as a loader operator for a coal trucking company and as a driver for a petroleum company, John Maynard Jr. helplessly watched his career swiftly fall victim to a downturn in eastern Kentucky's coal economy in early 2000. But with the help of the retraining he received through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), John has been able to turn the disappointing end of... (more)
JobSight Staff Learn Ways to Address Disability Issues
More than 100 staff members from JobSight partner agencies learned the most up-to-date techniques of accommodating individuals with disabilities by attending a trio of intensive workshops hosted recently by the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP).
The workshops—... (more)
EKCEP Participants, Partnership, and Front-line Staff Earn Statewide Awards
The Kentucky Cabinet for Workforce Development recently presented awards for outstanding achievement to two former participants in EKCEP programs, one staff member, and a partnership which brought a new factory to eastern... (more)
Tammi Gorman Helps Employers Train Job Seekers — and Earns a Statewide Award
Tammi Gorman doesn't think a thing about working past quitting time. In fact, she really doesn't know what it's like to shut off the lights at 4:30 in the afternoon each day to head home.
As the sun sets over the mountains beside the ... (more)