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  • KY ERN offering onsite Success Coaching assisted ERN Member employee to not only stay in the workforce, but assisted with climbing the career ladder. Utilizing services through the SITE Program and the Kentucky Employer Resource Network.

  • The Local Lens (KY RHIO)

    Wednesday, March 22, 2023

    The Local Lens Podcast (KY RHIO) featuring the EKCEP-SITE Program. Tesa Turner-Special Populations Project Manager, Barbara Gay-Special Populations Assistant Manager, and Brittany Kegley-Job Entry and Retention Support Specialist/ Kentucky Employer Resource Network Lead Success Coach are interviewed.

  • This week, host Trish Adams is talking with the president of the Employer Resource Network (ERN) James Vander Hulst about what exactly the ERN model is and how he thinks it will be beneficial to the state and region.


    To learn more about ERN, go to https://www.ern-usa.com/.


    This episode was recorded at the EKCEP offices in Hazard, Ky., prior to the current state of emergency put in place in response to the recent COVID-19 pandemic.

    To learn more about EKCEP's mission to prepare, advance, and expand the workforce of Eastern Kentucky, log on to https://www.ekcep.org.

    Intro music from https://filmmusic.io

    "Sweeter Vermouth" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

  • Two of our KY ERN Success Coaches, serve on the KASAP Access Healing Council. Jimmie Wilson and Brittany Kegley were invited to be a guest on the Access Healing Podcast to discuss their roles with EKCEP-S.I.T.E. and KY ERN , describing how they assist individuals in recovery to overcome barriers to reach their desired career goals. Another amazing program from EKCEP is featured in the podcast. The IPS program which is represented by Tenia Johnson.

  • "Have you heard of AppHarvest? If not, you've probably seen their tomatoes for sale in Kroger, Costco, or on a Wendy's sandwich.

    Why should you care about them?

    Well, they are showing Kentucky what a great company looks like, and they are one of the leading second-chance employers in the state. Working together with the Kentucky Employer Resource Network and Eastern Kentucky CEP, they are helping Kentuckians with all kinds of histories support themselves." -The Local Lens