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October 17, 2021

Business & Community Training Center

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Ready to move your business ahead in a highly competitive business environment? Need to provide critical training to your employees? Desire to improve your skills to compete in the local job market?

The Center for Rural Development, through the Businesses & Community Training Center, offers essential skills, workforce, and career training.

The instructor-led courses—both in the form of in-person or virtual classes —help participants build the skills they need to set themselves apart from their peers in a fast-paced, ever-changing business climate. Instructors teach critical concepts using a fun, hands-on approach to help address all types of learning styles.

Subject matter covered by the courses includes leadership, communication styles, entry-level management, computer literacy, sales, and customer service.

These courses are customizable and open to individuals, or to employers who wish to send blocks of their employees for training.

Upcoming Business & Community Training Center courses are listed below. For a list of all events at The Center, please check out our upcoming events page.

The Center also offers funding assistance for select areas of study through our ARC programs – Coal Impacted Skills Training (CIST) and Coal Oriented Access to Learning (COAL). Please visit these pages for more information.

For the latest courses and updates, be sure to “Like” Business & Community Training Center on Facebook.

Please complete the Training Request Form below with any questions or requests for more information.

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Introduction to 3D Printing
Oct 19 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm


Are you a hobbyist just getting started with 3D printing?

The Center for Rural Development’s Business & Community Training Center is offering an instructor-led training course on Introduction to 3D Printing on Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. to help you get started with 3D printing.

This three-hour in-person training, held in the training classroom, will take a look at the basics of 3D printing and how to locate and edit designs and export codes to print.

For more information, call 606-677-6000 or email Registration is $59 per person.


Grant Writing 201 Workshop
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

If you want to learn more about federal grants, Grant Writing 201 is for you!

In Grant Writing 201, you’ll learn some of the most important parts about preparing and submitting a successful federal grant application.

Instructor Melissa Vermillion, director of grants and contracts for Hazard Community and Technical College, will cover what to look for in a grant solicitation and how to make your application competitive.

Participants also will take an in-depth look at an online system,, focused on improving access to services via the Internet. The website is currently the single access point for over 900 grant programs offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies.

Grant Writing 201 is presented by The Center for Rural Development’s Business & Community Training Center. Registration is $149 per person.

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For more information about Grant Writing 201, please call 606-677-6000 or email

Meet your instructor
Melissa Vermillion has been a grant writer for Hazard Community and Technical College since 2010. Currently, she is the director of grants and contracts and has led many grant writing trainings.

She has successfully written grant applications to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Development Administration, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, Appalachian Regional Commission, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA), the Department of Education TRIO Programs, and several private funders, securing over $20 million in grant funding.

Prior to joining the college, she was the director for Aging Programs in Perry County where she was also successful in a variety of grant opportunities.

Vermillion has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s in business administration from Morehead State University.

She has been married to Kevin Vermillion for 30 years. They have two adult children, Rebekah and Alex.






OSHA Recordkeeping and Reporting
Nov 10 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

OSHA Recordkeeping and Reporting | Nov. 10 | 8:30 AM-4 PM | The Center for Rural Development

Maintaining accurate records is critical to the health, safety, and overall efficiency of your organization or business. As a result, there are multiple types of documentation needed to be in compliant and meet OSHA requirements.
The Center for Rural Development’s Business & Community Training Center, in partnership with The Safety Firm LLC, a leading workforce training provider, is presenting an instructor-led training on OSHA Recordkeeping and Reporting.
This high impact, one-day training session will give you a comprehensive look at the entire recordkeeping and reporting system based on OSHA’s guidelines for a good safety and health management system.
Registration is now open!
  • You may register online or call 606-677-6000
  • Registration is $199 per person


8 AM: Registration
8:30 AM: Session Begins 
Why Keep Records and File Reports?
  • Requirements of Law
  • Protect Employee Legal Rights
  • Safety Awareness
  • Safety Measures

Kinds of Records and Reports

  • Work-Related Incidents
  • Transportation Incidents
  • Equipment in Use – Inspection & Repair
  • Hazardous Materials Transportation
  • Training Records

Worker’s Compensation vs OSHA Recordkeeping

Noon: Lunch (On Your Own)

1 PM: Session Resumes

OSHA Method for Injury and Illness Recordkeeping

  • Coverage & Exemptions
  • Forms
  • Determining Recordability
    1. What constitutes “Work Environment”
    2. What is a “New Case”
  • Recordable Criteria
    1. Medical vs First Aid
  1. Other Recordable Injuries & Illnesses
  2. Interpretation Letters
  3. Group Exercise

NEW OSHA Reporting Requirements

Complying with BLS & OSHA Surveys

4 PM: Adjourn

Contact: Patti Simpson






Your Center of Learning business and workforce skills training has been a productive and effective solution to our training needs. The Center for Rural Development is leading the way in providing localized training in this area, and it is our hope The Center will continue to bring new cost-effective quality training to our area.”

 Sgt. Michael Grigsby of Somerset Police Department


“This training will increase efficiency at the Lincoln County PVA office and will empower us to better serve the public.”

 Lincoln County PVA David Gambrel


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