en English es Español

Kentucky Career Center - Cumberlands

video equipment in operation

The Cumberlands Workforce Development Board is working to provide tools that will help connect our communities to local, state, national and international resources. The goal is to promote workforce development, education, and economic development through this investment in technology.

Civic groups, educators, businesses and organizations in the Kentucky Career Center - Cumberlands 13 county service area can now visit our Tech Connect Lending Library to check-out pieces of equipment that can be used for such activities as: computer training, video conferencing, virtual interviews, presentations, hiring events, plant tours and much more. Inventory and lending information can be found on our website.

In addition, the CWDB has plans to locate 25 video conferencing systems throughout the Kentucky Career Center - Cumberlands service area. The systems include a 55” screen, camera, speakers and mobile stand as well as access to the Zoom video conferencing platform. The board is seeking applications for site hosts and will be accepting applications through October 12, 2018. Any group or organization within the service area is eligible to apply. Click here for more details and application form.

Applications must be received by October 12, 2018. 

Expungement Clinic Thursday, November 8, Somerset, Kentucky

An Expungement Clinic will take place on November 8, 2018, from 12 - 4 P.M. at Goodwill Industries of Kentucky 5828 S. Hwy. 27 Somerset, Kentucky.

Expungement is the legal process where an arrest, charge or conviction is completely removed from your record. In Kentucky, if you do not ask for expungement, the arrest, charge or conviction will stay on your criminal history. This means that any time an employer does a background check, the conviction will show up. This can hurt job opportunities, school or educational opportunities and even some government assistance programs. Expungement gives you a clean slate.

The following resources will be available FREE OF CHARGE:

  • Department of Corrections, offering record checks
  • Department of Public Advocacy attorneys, available for consultation
  • Employers, discussing job opportunities
  • Goodwill career coaches, offering employment and supportive services
  • Door prizes & refreshments
  • Community partners, offering health resources, banking, phones, communication, and more

This clinic is presented by Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, the Kentucky Corrections Department, and The Kentucky Career Center - Cumberlands.

Tarter Hiring Event graphic

Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment will be holding three hiring events with positions open for Production Welders, Assemblers, Banders, Tube Mill Operators, Machine Operators, Gate Hangers, Material Handlers, Brake Press Operator, and more.

  • Russell County - Monday, September 24th 1pm to 3pm (central time). Located at the Kentucky Career Center, 2384 Lakeway Dr. Russell Springs, KY 42642
  • Adair County - Thursday, September 27th 1pm to 3pm (central time). Columbia Chamber of Commerce 201 Burkesville St. Columbia, KY 42728
  • CASEY COUNTY - Thursday, October 4th 2pm to 4pm (eastern time). Campbellsville University Liberty Campus 1 Pettyjohn St. Liberty, KY 42539

Since 1945 farmers and ranchers around the world have counted on the Tarter family to help improve life on their land. Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment is privately owned and operated by the fourth generation of the Tarter family. From cattle squeeze chutes and horse stalls to farm gates and galvanized tanks, all of our products are made in the USA and can be found in thousands of retailers across the country.

Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment is an equal opportunity employer.

Learn more and apply online: JoinTarter.com

Dr. Schneider job fair graphic

Dr. Schneider is hosting a Job Fair at their plant on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, from 8 AM - 10 AM and 2 PM - 4 PM (CST). Dr. Schneider is located at 223 Progress Drive, Russell Springs, Kentucky. Available positions include: assembly team members, injection molding specialists, paint line specialists, maintenance technician, team leads and material handlers.

University of the Cumberlands logo

Williamsburg, Ky. - September 4, 2018

University of the Cumberlands, a private, post-secondary institution in southeastern Kentucky, announced today that it will reduce tuition by 57 percent beginning next academic year. The goal of the tuition cut is to increase the affordability of a private education at Cumberlands while offering more transparency in the financial aid process for students and families.

Under the new pricing model, Cumberlands will offer the lowest tuition of any private university in Kentucky and also offer tuition comparable to every public four-year institution in the state. The tuition plan will impact all on-campus undergraduate students.

“We are making this change because we are committed to putting our students and families first by addressing the most significant hurdle to a college education, affordability,” said Cumberlands President, Dr. Larry L. Cockrum. “We want all students to know that with Cumberlands there is a clear and affordable path to a college degree.”

Read More ...

Clean Slate graphic

An Expungement Fair will be held in Casey County on September 20, 2018, from 5-7 P.M. at the Casey County Community and Education Center, 1 Pettyjohn Street, Liberty, Kentucky. There is no cost to attend this event.

Expungement is the legal process where an arrest, charge or conviction is completely removed from your record. In Kentucky, if you do not ask for expungement, the arrest, charge or conviction will stay on your criminal history. This means that any time an employer does a background check, the conviction will show up. This can hurt job opportunities, school or educational opportunities and even some government assistance programs. Expungement gives you a clean slate.

At this event you can learn about: 

  • Offenses that are eligible for expungement
  • Getting your GED
  • Training opportunities
  • Getting help for a disability
  • Restoration of your voting rights
  • Advocacy opportunities
  • Get a free copy of your record

You will have the opportunity to meet with an attorney free of charge, as well as companies that hire individuals with a record and career counselors.

Event partners: Kentucky Division of Reentry Services, Cumberlands Workforce Development Board, Kentucky Career Center-Liberty, Vocational Rehabilitation, Casey County Adult Education, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, Office of Employment and Training, Adanta, and Casey County Community Education. 

For more information about expungement:

https://courts.ky.gov/expungement/Pages/default.aspx

CleanSlateKentucky.com

Have questions?

Give us a call or stop by your closest Kentucky Career Center and we'll be glad to help you with your career and employment needs. 

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Job Fairs and Info!

Check out our News & Events section for notice of upcoming Job Fairs and other events. 

See our News & Events section.