Succeed Thrive And Recover Program
The Center for Rural Development announces STAR program
The $300,000 grant awarded to The Center for Rural Development is part of a $12 million package through the Appalachian Regional Commission’s INSPIRE initiative. The initiative addresses the region’s substance use disorder crisis with investments that strengthen services in the recovery ecosystem and help facilitate workforce entry and re-entry.
The STAR Program is designed to provide job and vocational skills training to individuals affected by substance abuse disorder (SUD) to gain skills that will help participants to enter or re-enter the workforce. The STAR program will target individuals with SUD by connecting with recovery services in the region. The Center’s region is home to multiple residential, transitional, and outpatient recovery centers. Securing stable employment provides motivation and helps meet the physical needs of individuals with SUD and their families.
Do you need workforce training? The Center for Rural Development has funding assistance available for qualified applicants in select Kentucky counties within its 45-county primary service area through our ARC programs
– Coal Impacted Skills Training (CIST) and Succeed, Thrive, and Recover (STAR)
In partnership with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) and local employers, The Center for Rural Development will offer training in the following subjects to individuals in recovery:
- Basic computer skills
- Essential soft skills
- Specialized workforce training and short-term certification programs in targeted high-demand industries with immediate job openings – including electrical, plumbing, carpentry, industrial maintenance, commercial truck driving, hospitality and food service, and medical billing and coding.
Who is eligible?
Forty-three Southern and Eastern Kentucky counties within The Center for Rural Development’s primary service area will be served through the STAR program.
They include: Adair, Bath, Bell, Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Casey, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Elliott, Estill, Floyd, Garrard, Green, Harlan, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lincoln, Magoffin, Martin, McCreary, Menifee, Metcalfe, Monroe, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Rowan, Russell, Wayne, Whitley, and Wolfe.