East Kentucky Works Podcast

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Synopsis

Want to know what's happening in Eastern Kentucky's workforce and beyond? You're in the right place! Produced by the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP), The East Kentucky Works Podcast provides a glimpse into the world of workforce and economic development in our part of Central Appalachia. We'll hear from leaders in economic development, employers, workers, and more. EKCEP, a nonprofit workforce development agency headquartered in Hazard, Ky., serves the citizens of 23 Appalachian coalfield counties. Learn more about us at www.ekcep.org, www.jobsight.org and www.facebook.com/ekcep.

Episodes

  • Episode 52: Setting up Shop in Lee County with Lion

    02/08/2021 Duration: 13min

    This week, Trish sits down with Ava Clayton, human resources manager with Lion, as we discuss the company's return to Lee County, Ky. Lion is set to reopen their facility in the area in October, and is currently accepting applications for those positions, which are paying an average between $15 and $19 per hour. If you're interested in applying, you can do so online at https://www.lionprotects.com//lion-careers.This week's episode was recorded on location at Happy Top Park in Beattyville, Ky.To learn more about EKCEP's mission to prepare, advance, and expand the workforce of Eastern Kentucky, log on to https://www.ekcep.org.Intro music from https://filmmusic.io"Sweeter Vermouth" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

  • Episode 51: Community Economic Development with CEDAR

    01/06/2021 Duration: 46min

    This week on the podcast we're talking community economic development with John Justice, president of CEDAR, which has traditionally existed as a coal education organization but recently pivoted to begin working with Eastern Kentucky schools with a mission to help youth seek economic opportunities within the region.Learn more about CEDAR online at fwa.cedarinc.org. To learn more about EKCEP's mission to prepare, advance, and expand the workforce of Eastern Kentucky, log on to https://www.ekcep.org.Intro music from https://filmmusic.io"Sweeter Vermouth" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

  • Episode 50: Small Business Development with SKED

    11/05/2021 Duration: 34min

    On this week's pod, host Trish Adams talks Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Executive Director Brett Traver and Small Business Training Director Amanda Kelly about how to help your small business grow in the mountain.To Find out more about SKED, go to www.skedcorp.com today.To learn more about EKCEP's mission to prepare, advance, and expand the workforce of Eastern Kentucky, log on to https://www.ekcep.org.Intro music from https://filmmusic.io"Sweeter Vermouth" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

  • Episode 49: CREATE Bridges Initiative

    26/04/2021 Duration: 20min

    This week on the pod we're talking about the CREATE Bridges initiative and its work to develop retail and hospitality industries in Eastern Kentucky counties. Host Trish Adams is talking with Mercedes Maness, senior extension associate with CREATE Bridges and the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK).To learn more about CREATE Bridges, visit https://cedik.ca.uky.edu/createbridges, and you can reach Mercedes via email at mercedes.maness@uky.edu.  To learn more about EKCEP's mission to prepare, advance, and expand the workforce of Eastern Kentucky, log on to https://www.ekcep.org.Intro music from https://filmmusic.io"Sweeter Vermouth" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

  • Episode 48: Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) Job Clubs of Eastern Kentucky

    15/03/2021 Duration: 27min

    On this week's pod, host Trish Adams talks with Sonya Bergman, ARH System Vice President of Human Resources & EKCEP WIB Vice-Chair, Dylon Baker, ARH System Talent Acquisition Director, and Dottie Nolan, EKCEP Training Coordinator, about a new, industry-specific Job Clubs for high school students interested in health care. Find out how you or your students can get involved in the program and what you have to look forward to learning when you do join. To find out more about the ARH Job Clubs, contact Dottie at dnolan@ekcep.org or at 606-233-2152, or Dylon at dbaker@arh.org or at 606-487-7764.To learn more about EKCEP's mission to prepare, advance, and expand the workforce of Eastern Kentucky, log on to https://www.ekcep.org.Intro music from https://filmmusic.io"Sweeter Vermouth" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

  • Episode 47: Lineman and Fiber Optic Training for EKY

    08/03/2021 Duration: 32min

    This week on the pod, host Trish Adams is speaking with Keila Miller, Dean of Community, Workforce & Economic Development at Hazard Community & Technical College (HCTC), and Vanessa Collier, Organization & Resource Alignment Coordinator with EKCEP about the upcoming Lineman and Fiber Optic Training classes offered through HCTC. From what the program entails to how you can get enrolled--all the bases are covered this week, so if you've been interested in the program make sure to give this week's episode a listen! HCTC's Lineman and Fiber Optic Training program is currently taking applicants! Go to ekcep.us/lineman to apply today, or find your local Kentucky Career Center JobSight at www.jobsight.org to call for more info! If you were recently laid off from your job, you may qualify for assistance in paying for the program. The deadline to apply is March 31! To learn more about EKCEP's mission to prepare, advance, and expand the workforce of Eastern Kentucky, log on to https://ww

  • Episode 46: Work Ready Scholarship at KCTCS

    22/02/2021 Duration: 30min

    This week on the pod, host Trish Adams is speaking with the chief academic officers from the Kentucky Community and Technical College Systems schools in the EKCEP service area. Denise King with Big Sandy CTC, Sandra Kiddoo with Hazard CTC, and Kevin Lambert with Southeast Kentucky CTC join us via Zoom to discuss the KCTCS Work Ready Scholarship program and the benefits it provides to folks in our area. To learn more about the Work Ready Scholarship visit workreadykentucky.com.To learn more about EKCEP's mission to prepare, advance, and expand the workforce of Eastern Kentucky, log on to https://www.ekcep.org.Intro music from https://filmmusic.io"Sweeter Vermouth" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

  • Episode 45: Appalachian School of Luthiery

    16/02/2021 Duration: 40min

    The week on the pod, we talk music, business, and Culture of Recovery with Doug Naselroad of the Appalachian School of Luthiery in downtown Hindman, Ky. Doug joins host Trish Adams via Zoom to discuss the school's effort to launch a new business venture and how they're helping folks in recovery from substance use issues get back on track.Learn more about the school online at https://www.appalachianluthiery.org/, and the artisan center at http://artisancenter.net/.To learn more about EKCEP's mission to prepare, advance, and expand the workforce of Eastern Kentucky, log on to https://www.ekcep.org.Intro music from https://filmmusic.io"Sweeter Vermouth" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

  • Episode 44: How to Stop a Hurricane

    08/02/2021 Duration: 34min

    In our first episode on 2021 we're talking again with Sir Richard Murch--this time about a brand new technology that he and his team say will make hurricanes a thing of the past! Murch explains exactly how this tech will work and how it can relate back to landlocked Eastern Kentucky.Murch is an IT professional of more than 30 years, author, consultant for Teleworks USA during its inception, and advocate for the tech industry advancing the economy in Eastern Kentucky. He has worked for companies like IBM and Anderson Consulting and believes Eastern Kentuckians can benefit tremendously from technological developments available in the region now and in the future.This episode was recorded virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, Feb. 3 due to state and federal recommendations regarding social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.To learn more about EKCEP's mission to prepare, advance, and expand the workforce of Eastern Kentucky, log on to https://www.ekcep.org.Intro music from https://filmmusic.io"Swe

  • Episode 43: Apprenticeship Week

    11/11/2020 Duration: 38min

    In our latest episode of the pod, host Trish Adams is talking apprenticeships with Scott Elder, apprenticeship program coordinator with Hazard Community and Technical College, and KTECH Director Tim Koogler. For more information about apprenticeship opportunities in Eastern Kentucky through the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, contact the following:HCTC: Scott Elcer at scott.elder@kctcs.eduSoutheast Kentucky CTC: Sandra Brown at SBROWN0249@kctcs.eduBig Sandy CTC: Carl Wilson at cwilson0418@kctcs.eduOr visit www.apprenticeship.gov and educationcabinet.ky.gov/Initiatives/apprenticeship.This episode was recorded virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, November 10 due to state and federal recommendations regarding social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.To learn more about EKCEP's mission to prepare, advance, and expand the workforce of Eastern Kentucky, log on to https://www.ekcep.org.Intro music from https://filmmusic.io"Sweeter Vermouth" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)Li

  • Episode 42: ReWork EKY

    27/07/2020 Duration: 31min

    In this week's episode, host Trish Adams is talking ReWork EKY with EKCEP Director of Agency Expansion and Certified Career Counselor Dr. Karen Wright.ReWork EKY is a new program designed to assist people (and their spouses) who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 get back on a career path and back to work. If you've lost your job due to the ongoing pandemic, register online at ekcep.us/careeredge to get started with ReWork EKY. Learn more online here: https://www.ekcep.org/eastern-kentuckians-affected-layoffs-due-covid-19-eligible-career-assistance-through-new-rework-ekyThis episode was recorded virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, July 22 due to the state and federal regulations regarding social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.To learn more about EKCEP's mission to prepare, advance, and expand the workforce of Eastern Kentucky, log on to https://www.ekcep.org.Intro music from https://filmmusic.io"Sweeter Vermouth" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http:/

  • Episode 41: UK Kentucky Homeplace Community Health Workers

    13/07/2020 Duration: 34min

    On another virtual edition of the Pod, host Trish Adams talks with Kentucky Homeplace Director Mace Baker and Rural Project Manager Senior Janet Kegley about how their program helps Eastern Kentuckians get the healthcare they need and deserve no matter their circumstances.To learn more about Kentucky Homeplace, go to https://ruralhealth.med.uky.edu/cerh-homeplace.This episode was recorded virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, June 24 due to the state and federal regulations regarding social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.To learn more about EKCEP's mission to prepare, advance, and expand the workforce of Eastern Kentucky, log on to https://www.ekcep.org.Intro music from https://filmmusic.io"Sweeter Vermouth" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

  • EPISODE 40: EKY Works 2.0 Workforce Study and Its Impact on the Region

    01/07/2020 Duration: 42min

    Host Trish Adams sits down virtually with One East Kentucky’s Chuck Sexton and Ivy Stanley and Kentucky Power’s Amanda Clark to talk about the EKY Works 2.0 Workforce Study and how the results from it will help grow Eastern Kentucky’s economy.To learn more about the EKY Works 2.0 project, click here.  This episode was recorded virtually via Zoom on Thursday, June 25 due to the state and federal regulations regarding social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.To learn more about EKCEP's mission to prepare, advance, and expand the workforce of Eastern Kentucky, log on to https://www.ekcep.org.Intro music from https://filmmusic.io"Sweeter Vermouth" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

  • Episode 39: Training for Tech Careers in Eastern Kentucky

    29/06/2020 Duration: 38min

    In this episode, host Trish Adams has a conversation with Keila Miller of Hazard Community and Technical College and EKCEP's Michael Cornett about a brand new program designed to train Eastern Kentuckians for careers in the tech industry as Salesforce developers. Applications for a new cohort of program participants are currently being accepted. Apply online here: ekcep.us/dcn This episode was recorded virtually via Zoom on Thursday, June 25 due to the state and federal regulations regarding social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.To learn more about EKCEP's mission to prepare, advance, and expand the workforce of Eastern Kentucky, log on to https://www.ekcep.org.Intro music from https://filmmusic.io"Sweeter Vermouth" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

  • Episode 38: One Year Anniversary Cast

    22/06/2020 Duration: 21min

    In this week's special episode of the East Kentucky Works Podcast, host Trish Adams takes a trip down memory lane and revisits the Top 5 most listened to pods over the last year. To learn more about each episode, and to hear more of the episodes that are featured, make sure to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts!To learn more about EKCEP's mission to prepare, advance, and expand the workforce of Eastern Kentucky, log on to ekcep.org.Intro music from https://filmmusic.io"Sweeter Vermouth" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

  • Episode 37: Building a Better Region with Boxvana

    22/05/2020 Duration: 45min

    The Pod is coming to you virtually again this week! Host Trish Adams has a conversation with officials with a brand new company to the region--Boxvana, a tiny home and building manufacturer in Martin, Ky., using a new building material that makes their products unique in the industry. Boxvana President Harrison Langley, Administrative Director Brian Corbett, and Director of Cultural Affairs Erik Limbollo talk about how they started their company and why they decided to open in Eastern Kentucky, as well as what the future holds for them and the region as their business grows. Boxvana is currently hiring for multiple positions! Go to https://www.boxvana.com/ to apply today.This episode was recorded via Zoom conference call on Thursday, May 14 due to the state and federal regulations regarding social distancing during the current COVID-19 pandemic.To learn more about Boxvana, visit https://www.boxvana.com/.To learn more about EKCEP's mission to prepare, advance, and expand the workforce of Eastern Kentucky,

  • Episode 36: Appalachian Regional Healthcare's Response to the COVID-19 Health Crisis

    15/05/2020 Duration: 33min

    In another virtual-cast, host Trish Adams speaks with staff in the Appalachian Regional Healthcare's (ARH) system of hospitals about their response to the COVID-19 pandemic and what that could mean for the future of health care in the region. ARH Chief Medical Officer Dr. Maria Braman, System Administrator of Ambulatory Services Roy Milwee, CCEO of ARH Highlands in Prestonsburg Tim Hatfield, and VP of Human Resources Sonya Bergman call in to talk about the changes being made at their hospitals to help deal with the novel coronavirus and if any of those changes are here to stay.  This episode was recorded via Zoom conference call on Tuesday, May 12 due to the state and federal regulations regarding social distancing during the current COVID-19 pandemic.To learn more about EKCEP's mission to prepare, advance, and expand the workforce of Eastern Kentucky, log on to https://www.ekcep.org.Intro music from https://filmmusic.io"Sweeter Vermouth" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License:

  • Episode 35: How Filling Out the 2020 Census Will Help Eastern Kentucky

    27/04/2020 Duration: 34min

    This week, in our second virtually-recorded cast, host Trish Adams talks with Harlan County Judge-Executive Dan Mosley and Andrea Begley, field representative in Leslie County for Congressman Hal Rogers' office about the 2020 Census and how important it is for Eastern Kentuckians to fill it out this year. Mosley touches on how results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities over the next decade and explains some ways he's incentivizing his citizens to fill out the survey. Begley adds that that funding shapes many different aspects of every community, no matter the size or location.This episode was recorded via Zoom conference call on Thursday, April 23 due to the state and federal regulations regarding social distancing during the current COVID-19 pandemic.To learn more about EKCEP's mission to prepare, advance, and expand the workforce of Eastern Kentucky, log on to https://www.ekcep.org.Intro music from https://filmmu

  • Episode 34: Raising Hope to Drive the Economy in Eastern Kentucky

    22/04/2020 Duration: 37min

    In our first episode recorded virtually since the COVID-19 outbreak, host Trish Adams talks with Dr. Melissa Newman, executive director of Regional Programming & Regional Stewardship at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU), about raising hope in the region to drive our economy and how a positive self-image as Eastern Kentuckians can change the conversation about our future. Newman also touches on some projects students can work on during this time of quarantine to not only educate themselves bot to also boost their hope for their future in the mountains. This episode was recorded via Zoom conference call due to the state and federal regulations regarding social distancing during the recent COVID-19 pandemic.To learn more about EKCEP's mission to prepare, advance, and expand the workforce of Eastern Kentucky, log on to https://www.ekcep.org.Intro music from https://filmmusic.io"Sweeter Vermouth" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

  • Episode 33: Accelerating Kentucky's Entrepreneurship

    15/04/2020 Duration: 46min

    This week, we're talking with SOAR Executive Director Jared Arnett and BitSource, LLC, co-founder Rusty Justice about a new initiative taking shape in the state called Accelerate Kentucky. Arnett and Justice tell host Trish Adams how the initiative is set to assist the state's entrepreneurs in innovating and thriving in their local economies. To learn more about Accelerate Kentucky, go to https://www.soarinnovation.tech/.This episode was recorded at the Bit Source, LLC., offices in Pikeville, Ky., prior to the current state of emergency put in place in response to the recent COVID-19 pandemic.To learn more about EKCEP's mission to prepare, advance, and expand the workforce of Eastern Kentucky, log on to https://www.ekcep.org.Intro music from https://filmmusic.io"Sweeter Vermouth" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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