Partners and employers in the Promise Zone counties are coordinating to help educate and skill up participants through work-based learning opportunities, internships, and on-the-job-training (OJT), as well as educational and training programs.

Eligible participants in the pilot include current SNAP recipient work registrants who are deemed eligible by DCBS. Involvement in the program is voluntary and participants will not lose benefits if they decline to participate in Paths 2 Promise.

Participants will be randomly split into expanded services and general services categories. Once assigned, participants in the expanded group will begin the process of intensive career advising services with a personal career navigator to create a personalized career plan. Then, a team of experts, including a success coach, will help support the participant in meeting their goals outlined in the career plan. For example, enrolling in classes at the local community college to become a certified medical assistant.

If you have any questions regarding the program or how you can be enrolled, contact your local Kentucky Career Center at one of the following locations:

·         Bell or Whitley Co. - Martha Williams, 606-337-3044, ex 207

·         Clay County - Sherry Marcum, 606-598-5127, ex 261

·         Harlan County - Jill Blevins, 606-573-5330, ex 238

·         Knox County - Candace Smith, 606-546-2639, ex 16

·         Perry, Leslie, or Letcher County - Allison Brown, 606-436-3161, ex 5016