|Education and Child Care Opportunities (ECCO)
Parents of Head Start-eligible children volunteer in one of the Council’s child development centers and receive coaching in financial literacy, computer skills, workplace communication, and other life management topics. Upon successful completion of the program, participants become qualified for employment at an early learning center, including any of the Council’s Head Start centers.
Financial Fitness is a financial education program that trains participants on how to manage their money and offers them the opportunity to access matching funds when saving for a major purchase such as a home, a small business, or higher education. This program is offered to households with income less than 200% of federal poverty guidelines.
PREPared Workshops assist participants in overcoming boundaries that might prevent them from finding and keeping a job. Participants receive training and counseling on resumé building, job search strategies, interview preparation, and customer service and other employability skills, along with financial literacy training.
|Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
VITA volunteers provide free income tax preparation services for families with low to moderate income, disabled adults, the elderly, and those with limited English language skills. Volunteers are trained to provide information about special tax credits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, the Child Tax Credit, and the Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled.
|Bluegrass Career Services
Specializes in working with individuals with barriers to employment such as people with disabilities, people with limited work experience
|Employment Solutions Personnel
Specializes in helping people with employment barriers become successfully employed, while providing companies with effective ways to meet their human resource needs.
|Campus Kids Early Learning Center
Receive hands-on experience with children at thison-site day care center. The experiential time with children along with instruction in various academic aspects of childhood development and child care qualify students to sit for the Child Development Associate exam, a nationally recognized credential for child care workers.
Provides quality training in the work habits needed to obtain integrated competitive employment while earning a paycheck.
|College for Technical Education
Designed and is updated as necessary to meet the specific needs of private sector employers.
Provides hands-on learning in food preparation. Students learn both practical basic cooking techniques and recipes, as well as develop their creative culinary potentials.
Prepares produce and food trays for use by commercial customers, restaurants, caterers and local schools to save them valuable time and expense utilizing a workforce consisting primarily of people with severe disabilities.
|Expressive and Wellness Programs|
|Life Works Therapeutic Solutions||Life Works Residential Division|