Appalshop Launches “Mines to Minds” Hi-Tech Job Training Initiative

Staff Report

WHITESBURG — Appalshop, the multimedia arts and education center in Whitesburg, KY, is excited to announce a new educational and employment opportunity, Mines to Minds, for those hoping to pursue technology-related careers in eastern KY. The new 12-month program was developed in coordination with local employers seeking to fill positions in high-tech fields. Appalshop, Inc. and Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College have developed two Accelerated Certificates to meet those current needs of local employers.

Mines to Minds is a collaborative project between Appalshop, Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, and many local employers. The goal of the project is to fill local jobs with local talent.

The two Accelerated Certificate options include Systems Administration (IT Networking and Support) and Multimedia Design and Implementation (Designing, Creating, marketing, and branding using High Tech Creative Software tools and websites). If either of these certificates spark an interest, please fill out an application on Appalshop’s website:

Mines to Minds will start during the Spring semester of 2017, January-May, on the Cumberland Campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. After completion of the semester, you may be eligible for a paid apprenticeship with a local employer. Your education continues from the classroom to hands-on while on-the-job. These employers are growing and looking to offer employment opportunities to their successful students.

Appalshop, Inc. and Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College are excited to announce that they are now accepting applications for this great opportunity for our region. Please fill out this application before November 23, 2016 to be considered for this great opportunity. Appalshop will help you through the details of enrolling at SKCTC and being trained to work with local employers and their technology needs.

Staff Report

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