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January 18, 2021

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OSHA 10-Hour compliance and safety training

To help businesses learn more about OSHA safety requirements in the workplace, The Center for Rural Development is teaming up with The Safety Firm LLC, an OSHA-certified health and safety training program, to present an OSHA compliance safety training on Feb. 22-23. This is an in-person training and seating is limited.

Now accepting applications for Rogers Scholars

The Center for Rural Development is accepting applications for the 2021 Rogers Scholars program. Rogers Scholars is open to rising high school juniors in Southern and Eastern Kentucky seeking to build their skills in leadership, entrepreneurship, technology, and community service. The program provides various leadership skills and exclusive college scholarship opportunities for young people to […]

Harlan County woman receives COAL funding assistance

A single mother of three, Tara Hensley of Harlan County was struggling to make ends meet. Working at a fast-food restaurant was not paying the bills. She knew she had to turn her life around. Receiving training to improve her workforce skills, taking a college course, or looking for another job seemed beyond her reach. […]

Funding announced for Coal Impacted Skills Training Program

The Center for Rural Development has been awarded $300,000 in Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) funding for the Coal Impacted Skills Training (CIST) Program to provide training opportunities for displaced, unemployed, and underemployed individuals in 35 Kentucky counties impacted by the decline of the coal industry and COVID-19. The grant funding was announced on Monday by […]

Harlan County woman receives training funds

As a mother of three, Jana Stanifer of Harlan County knew she needed more training and education if she wanted to financially support and create a better way of life for her family. She decided to get training as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. “I needed to complete […]

COAL program provides funds for training

Danessa Saylor had her mind set on attending college right out of high school, but the high cost of a college education stood in her way. “I had to turn down acceptance letters from colleges that I was unable to afford,” she said. Without much success on the job front and limited employment opportunities in […]

New training opportunities

Get started with our live online business classes and workplace skills workshops and training on-demand

A Message from President & CEO Lonnie Lawson

The Center is pleased to announce that we are resuming in-person services. Our facility is now open to the general public and operating at 33% capacity.

Register now for Grant Writing 101 workshop

Learning how to write a compelling grant proposal at Grant Writing 101 on Oct. 15 at The Center for Rural Development.

Rogers Scholars Award named for Al Cornett

The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars Program has named its leadership award after well-known Cumberland resident, Al Cornett. Dr. W. Bruce Ayers, Chairman of The Center’s Board of Directors, said that Mr. Cornett, a 96-year old WWII veteran, was being honored for having built and donated two dulcimers annually for over fifteen years to […]

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