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September 27, 2020

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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 […]

Becoming Your Best in the Workplace training

Laurel County is the next off-site location for a half-day morning training session on Sept. 26 at Jackson Energy Cooperative

Cake artistry inspired by painting class

Lisa Nicholas was so inspired by our painting class that she created a three-tiered cake

Your Own Painted Canvas – Where Fun Meets Art – June 25th

The Center for Rural Development presents the second part of our eight-part painting series   Explore your creative side in The Center for Rural Development’s new painting series, “Your Own Painted Canvas – Where Fun Meets Art”. The Center’s second “Your Own Painted Canvas – Where Fun Meets Art” class on June 25th will feature […]

Essential Work Skills training

Unemployed and underemployed individuals can now receive financial assistance for work skills training  The Center for Rural Development is providing essential work skills training classes and financial assistance for unemployed and underemployed individuals in 14 Kentucky coal-impacted counties. The classes include workforce skills training in Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, Learning to Lead, and Time Management & […]

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