VERSAILLES, Ky. (July 26, 2016) – The Kentucky Coal Academy will host job fairs at three of its Eastern Kentucky facilities Aug. 1-3 to help recruit displaced miners for new jobs with Warrior Met Coal Company in Alabama. KCA is part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.
Dates and details for the job fairs follow below:
• 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1: Big Sandy Community and Technical College, Pikeville Campus, 120 South Riverfill Road, Clayton Little Building (registration in Atrium)
• 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2: Hazard Community and Technical College, HCTC Technical Campus, 101 Vo-Tech Drive, Devert Owens Building (registration in Room 115C)
• 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3: Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, Harlan Campus, 164 Ball Park Road, Building One (registration in Atrium)
Experienced miners, including certified electricians, equipment operators and supervisors from Kentucky and surrounding areas are encouraged to attend for the opportunity to have a same-day interview.
“It’s important we find any way possible to identify opportunities that will give displaced miners a chance to get back to work,” said KCA Executive Director Gary Whisman. “We strongly value the well-being of miners and their families, and are committed to continuing to find ways to support them.”
Staff will be on-hand at these job fairs to answer questions and provide additional information about KCA’s programs and services, which teach transferable skills that can be used in a variety of jobs. Attendees will also be able to learn more about other pathways to higher education and careers available through programs at each of the previously mentioned colleges.
To learn more about the Kentucky Coal Academy, visit CoalAcademy.kctcs.edu.