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Business & Community Training Center


The Center for Rural Development’s Business & Community Training Center offers instructor-led training that will help you advance your skills and meet the demands for qualified, well-trained employees in the workforce.

To learn more about training opportunities or what courses are available call 606-677-6000 or email

Do you need workforce training? The Center for Rural Development has funding assistance available for qualified applicants in select Kentucky counties within its 45-county primary service area through our ARC programs – Coal Impacted Skills Training (CIST) and Succeed, Thrive, and  Recover (STAR).

To learn more about these funding programs please call 606-677-6000 or email

Succeed, Thrive, and Recover (STAR) will establish a new workforce development program to provide individuals in recovery from substance use disorder with job and vocational skills training and connect them to recovery wraparound support services so they can successfully enter or re-enter the workforce and maintain long-term recovery.