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Workforce Development Committee hosts first community resource far

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP

News release

The Danville-Boyle County Economic Development Partnership’s Workforce Development Committee will host its first Community Resource Fair at the Boyle County Public Library, located at 307 West Broadway, on Thursday, April 25, from 1 to 6 p.m.

Many public and private agencies serve our Boyle County community and surrounding counties; however, these important contacts are often unknown by job seekers in the area. We are encouraging job seekers, underemployed, future high school graduates, and all job-seeking residents across Boyle County to participate and learn about available support services at the Community Resource Fair.

Community support services available include job preparation assistance, job coaching, career guidance, financial training resources, resume preparation, and mock interviews. The objective of the Resource Fair is to highlight and market existing programs that directly contribute to increasing to the talent pipeline in the Danville-Boyle County community. Local job seekers will have the opportunity to connect with the resources and assistance they need.

The Community Resource Fair will offer job-ready initiatives, including resume workshops, access to a Work Ready Certificate, and training opportunities. Participating agencies will include the Kentucky Career Center, Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Blue Grass Community Action

Partnership, and Skills U, to name a few. The Boyle County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (ASAP), Inc., will provide information and assistance with substance abuse resources.

Here’s another benefit: The Community Resource Fair will provide valuable preparation for job seekers to participate in the following Central Kentucky Society of Human Resource Management (CKSHRM) Job Fair, to be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 1:00 – 5:00 PM, at The Showroom, 2405 Lebanon Road, in Danville. A large number of local and regional employers are already registered to recruit employees at the CKSHRM Job Fair.

The Workforce Development Committee is committed to providing our community with the best resources to build, develop, train, and retain success in our local workforce area. This fair stems from the Workforce Development Committee’s creation of a Community Resource Guide, which can be found online at the Partnership’s website at developdanville.com/community-resource-directory.