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WIA Adult


WIA Adult Services

In general, the WIA Adult Program services are available to eastern Kentuckians ages 18 and older who are unemployed or under-employed. If training is required to obtain or improve employment. The program may provide:
  • Tuition
  • Fees
  • Work Experience

Career counseling is also available.



About On-the-Job Training

On-The-Job Training is training by an employer that is provided to a paid participant, while engaged in productive work, in a job that provides knowledge or skills essential to the full and adequate performance of the job. OJT is provided under a contract with an employer in the public, private non-profit, or private sector. Through the OJT contract, occupational training is provided for the WIA participant in exhange for reimbursement of up to 50 percent of the wage rate to compensate for the employer's costs of training and additional supervision related to the OJT.



WIA Dislocated Worker

Dislocated Worker services are available to any Eastern Kentucky resident who:

  • Has been terminated or laid off from employment, or has received notification of an upcoming termination or layoff.


  • Is unlikely to return to work in his/her previous industry or occupation.

In coordination with other types of financial assistance, the WIA Dislocated Worker Program may be able to provide:

  • Tuition
  • Fees

Career counseling is also available.

For more information please contact your local LKLP Outreach Office.



Job Club

Job Club is a small group of job seekers who meet weekly with local workforce professionals to improve their job seeking practices. The group members provide support for each other while networking and learning techniques for improving their job searches from the workforce professionals and invited guests. This combination of support, networking, and job-search education makes job club members much more successful at gaining employment than job seekers who search alone. The job club curriculum consists of 12 weeks and includes some of the following: Best practices for networking, Understanding the structure of a successful job search, How to build a better resume, Tips for applying successfully for jobs as well as Up-to-date labor market and career information.

For more information on the Job Club, contact Pamela Tuttle at the Perry County Jobsight, (606)436-3161, 412 Roy Campbell Drive, Hazard, KY 41701.



WIA Program Highlights

Classroom Training

With colleges beginning in August, Case Managers have been busy processing financial forms for the participants. At this time, we are assisting 30 adults, 65 dislocated workers and 57 trade participants with tuition and fees.

Job Club

Pam Tuttle, Facilitator
Perry County began hosting a job club May 5, 2011. The club ran for a twelve-week period.  Forty-nine jobseekers attended the first Perry County Job Club with twenty-three of them gaining employment.  Career advisors continue to work with the other individuals in their job search. Perry County began its second job club August 18, 2011. So far, we have had three meetings. Twenty-one job seekers have attended; two job seekers have found employment to date. 
Job Fairs
On July 22nd, Perry County Jobsight hosted a jobfair for P&P Construction. There were 41 applications taken for experienced service and underground miners. At this time, a total of 6 have been hired with P&P, and 1applicant found employment with another employer.
During the week of August 22-31, Perry County Jobsight hosted a jobfair for TECO for inexperienced underground miners. There were 401 applicants registered for the jobfair.  There will be 2 separate red hat programs with 14 applicants selected for each. The first class is set to begin in October.