Distance Earning Forum Nov. 18

Have you ever wanted the ultimate work-life balance, a rewarding career working from the comfort of your own home, or wish you could utilize your education and work experience to its fullest potential.

The Eastern Kentucky Distance Earning Initiative will sponsor a Telework Forum at ACTCs College Drive Campus, Thursday, Nov. 18, at 6:30 p.m.

This free event will highlight a new and innovative job creation plan in Eastern Kentucky. Participants can learn about the thousands of telework career opportunities and receive information on the Distance Earning initiatives skills inventory, which will roll out early next year to target large scale telework job creation in the region.

Those who attend will receive free resume and interview coaching. Additionally, they will receive twice-a-week telework job postings emails from the program.

Sponsored by a consortium of Kentucky Community and Technical College (KCTCS) member schools, businesses and the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP), the Eastern Kentucky Distance Earning Initiative is an aggressive economic development strategy that aims to bring sustainable wage jobs that can be performed at home or from a business incubator.

There are currently thousands of jobs available in a variety of different fields like data entry, clerical, medical transcription and coding, IT support, computer programming, sales, tutoring and teaching, and a variety of management positions.

Its critical that we do everything we can to link our talented workforce to the many telework jobs that are available, said Joshua Ball, who coordinates the program for KCTCS.. We know that that there are a lot of people looking for work, and a large number of talented workers who are underemployed.

For more information about the program, contact Ball at (606) 487-3205 or 800-246-7521, ext. 73205.