The Center for Rural Development is providing no-cost essential work skills training for unemployed and underemployed individuals in Knox County.
The instructor-led training course, entitled “Becoming Your Best in the Workplace,” will be held on Thursday, July 25, from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. at The Center in Somerset.
Unemployed and underemployed individuals who live in Knox, Johnson, Harlan, Floyd, Clay, Bell, Knott, Laurel, Leslie, Letcher, McCreary, Perry, Pulaski, and Whitley counties are eligible to attend the no-cost training.
The half-day training will provide valuable essential work skills that will help unemployed and underemployed individuals in these coal-impacted Kentucky counties find and retain gainful employment in an ever-changing job market.
“Having the technical skills to do a job is often not enough,” said Patti Simpson, training manager for The Center’s Business & Community Training Center. “Showing up on time, dressing appropriately, and being a team player are also important essential skills that are critical to workplace and employee success.”
Jeremy A. Taylor, a speaker, trainer, and coach, will be leading the training. His mission is to help people see their value, recognize their potential, and live out their existence. He is charismatic in his approach to living out that mission by equipping, empowering, and encouraging people of all age groups and backgrounds. He believes wholeheartedly that “dreams do come true for people just like you.”
Some of the topics to be explored during the training include: how to communicate effectively; prepare for a job interview; be a team player and valuable employee; solve problems that arise on the job; professionalism in the workplace; and putting all of these skills together to be the best you can be in the workplace.
“What I appreciate most about this (training) initiative is the opportunity to help people better understand the importance of developing themselves so they, in turn, can better influence their communities through their work,” Taylor said. “It’s about growing as a person and choosing to do great work.”
Taylor and his wife, Jaala, and their son, Miles, reside in Somerset.
“Becoming Your Best in the Workplace” is one of the workforce and career training courses presented by The Center’s Business & Community Training Center.
The training is offered at no-cost to qualified participants in select coal-impacted Kentucky counties through the Appalachian Regional Commission.
For more information or to register for the training course, call 606-677-6000 or register online at www.centertech.com.
Training will be provided on site at The Center, located at 2292 South U.S. 27 (at Traffic Light 15) in Somerset.