Creating economic opportunity is a priority at the Council. Since joblessness and underemployment are central factors associated with poverty, the Council works to address poverty by helping adults with job training, skills development, and continuing education. Through partnerships with employment agencies and services, the Council connects participants to potential employers and works with them to develop the skills and competencies they need to be successful. The Council also works actively to eliminate common barriers to employment, such as the need for childcare or reliable transportation.
Beyond having a job that pays a living wage, economic self-sufficiency also requires having skills and resources for managing money. The Council offers services designed to help people with low income
Improve their financial literacy
Build their personal and household savings
Access all available resources and benefits, including all tax credits for which they are eligible
Commercial Driver’s License– Class B Endorsement
The Council offers a free (for those who qualify) workforce training program to prepare candidates to earn a Commercial Drivers License (CDL). Candidates that complete the commercial driving training program, including both coursework and vehicle experience, will obtain a CDL with Passenger (P) and School Bus (S) endorsements.
Watch the video to learn more or call 859-233-4600.
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.