The Kentucky Career Center - Lincoln Trial in conjunction with the American Legion, The DAV, The VFW, The Vietnam Veterans Association, WQXE, and WULF will be sponsoring a Hire a Patriot Event. Transitioning personnel, veterans, national guard, reservists and their dependents looking for career and employment opportunities are encouraged to attend.
This hiring event will be held July 25, 2019, at the American Legion Post 113, 1251 Ring Road in Elizabethtown, Kentucky from 10 am to 3 pm. This event is open exclusively to veterans and dependent family members from 10 am - 12:30 pm (PLEASE BRING PROOF OF MILITARY SERVICE). Open to the general public from 12:30 pm - 3 pm.
The dream of becoming a professional pilot is not beyond the reach of Kentucky's youth. A new program in Adair County is helping students get a head start on just such a career. Adair County High School's Air and Space Academy is a unique program that can spark interest and give a head start in this very in-demand profession. The academy teaches students principles of flight, engineering, aeronautics, and allows for hands-on learning opportunities like building planes and flying on a computer flight simulator.
After only two years of the program, more than one student has earned their private pilot's license, and one student is currently pursuing a degree in Professional Flight at Eastern Kentucky University. EKU offers the only professional aviation degree program in Kentucky and is among a small number of universities authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration to certify graduates as eligible for Airline Transport Pilot certificate. The demand for commercial pilots and aviation support staff is predicted to be very high in the coming years.
To learn more about the Adair County program, read this story from the Adair County High School website.
U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) announced up to 350 new jobs will be created over the next 10 years in McCreary County. The U.S. Army has selected Fibrotex USA, in partnership with Outdoor Ventures Corporation (OVC), to produce next-generation state-of-the-art camouflage netting for the military over the next decade in Stearns, Kentucky.
"We have the best workforce in the country and OVC will soon make room next door for the hundreds of new jobs that our people have earned through hard work and dedication for this new military contract in McCreary County," said Congressman Rogers. "I take great pride in knowing that our people are using their talents to make products for our warfighters and our allied forces."
Read the full story on the Outdoor Venture website.
A group of students participate in the BOT Camp at Campbellsville University. (CU Photo by Joshua Williams)
“Once the students can understand programming on a basic level, then they can expand upon it to the ways it is used in the industry,” Dr. Vincent Scovetta, associate professor of computer science at Campbellsville University, said.
Scovetta was one of the professors helping with Campbellsville University’s Inaugural Summer Honors Academic Robotic Event or “Bot Camp,” during which 30 top achieving high school juniors explored the fields of computer science and robotics.
The week-long experiential learning event was established to offer students the opportunity to dive into the world of robotics while also placing the study of computer science at Campbellsville University as an option in their future.
Read the full story on the Campbellsville University website.
All Kentucky Career Center - Cumberlands service offices will be closed Thursday, July 4, 2019, in celebration of Independence Day.
"This is not your grandfather's apprenticeship program," said Diana Jarboe, Registered Apprenticeship Program Coordinator with the Kentucky Workforce & Development Cabinet. In Jarboe's remarks to the Cumberland Workforce Development Board at their June meeting, she said that many people still think of apprenticeships as a training program for just a few skilled building trades.
"More than 1,000 occupations are part of the modern Registered Apprenticeship program," she said. "Programs are tailored to industrial and organizational needs." Structured on-the-job training can range from one to four years and apprentices can be new or existing employees.
Jarboe listed a number of reasons for employers to register for the Kentucky Apprenticeship program:
"Ninety-one percent of workers trained through an apprenticeship program were still with their original employer after five years," Jarboe said, quoting the latest U.S. Department of Labor statistics from 2018. "Apprenticeship is an ideal combination of real work experience and related technical instruction."
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