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October 3, 2022

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Free workforce training

Are you looking for a job, interested in changing careers, or just want to be your best in the workplace? The Center for Rural Development is providing a FREE training in “Becoming Your Best in the Workplace” on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. with instructor Jeremy A. Taylor. Training Topics include how to: […]

21 projects awarded ARC grants

The Center for Rural Development announces $105,800 in federal funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has been awarded to 21 local units of government and non-profit organizations in Southern and Eastern Kentucky for capacity building planning and implementation projects. The award recipients will be funded up to $10,000 in mini-grants (also known as Flex-E-Grants) […]

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 […]

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

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