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Kentucky Career Center Veteran Resource Fair set for March 3 in Covington; employment event is free

The Kentucky Career Center (KCC) Veteran Services Team in Covington is hosting its first-ever Veteran Resource Fair on March 3 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The free employment event for veterans and their families will be at the KCC at 1324 Madison Ave., in Covington. It is sponsored by the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and Easterseals Veteran Services. “There is no higher calling in Kentucky than...

Power in Numbers symposium shines spotlight on opportunity identified in Transfer of Wealth study

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor The Power in Numbers symposium at the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Training and Education Center in Erlanger Tuesday focused on philanthropy and how a collaborative community effort can capitalize on an emerging opportunity. Joseph Clabes, president of the Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative, explains the opportunity identified in the organization’s Transfer...

Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative expanding technical educational training opportunities

Projects funded by the $100 million Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative (KWRSI) — and $150 million in locally matched funds — are off to a fast start in the Commonwealth. Since January 2017, 40 projects have begun, with many already training students for high-demand technology jobs. “Kentucky is advancing rapidly in our mission to become America’s center for engineering and manufacturing...

Brighton Center client goes from facing home foreclosure to telling story at White House

Newport-based Brighton Center sent a representative to the White House last week after President Barack Obama recognized its Center for Employment Training as a national model for workforce development this summer.   Only 10 organizations funded through the federal Social Innovation Fund were invited to present at the White House SIF What Works Showcase. Melissa Hall Sommer, director of workforce...

'Scholar House' apartment-education project breaking ground on sixth complex in Newport

This artist’s rendering shows an aerial view of the square block in Newport where the Scholar House complex will be built. (Photo provided)   A model program for breaking the cycle of poverty that is already making a difference in five other Kentucky communities will soon be available for eligible single parents in Northern Kentucky.   A ceremonial groundbreaking will begin construction...