At the Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail, we know the value of veteran talent. Our staff – which includes Local Veterans Employment Representatives, Disabled and Veterans Outreach Program Specialists and several other veterans – is here to connect you to opportunities in the civilian workforce. At our career centers, veterans receive no-cost priority service to help with the transition to post-military careers.
Contact Jennifer Carman at Jennifer.Carman@ky.gov.
Our personalized services include:
- Developing an employment search strategy
- Providing job leads
- Sharing valuable information about the local labor market
- Identifying transferrable military skills and helping you communicate those attributes to potential employers
- Staging mock job interviews
If your desired career path requires additional training, we can help you find those opportunities, too.
Additionally, there are multiple employment and training programs available exclusively to veterans. We can help you navigate those resources.
For assistance with your job search or career training, call us to make an appointment for in-depth services or visit a career center. Please note that a DD214 form is required to confirm your veteran status.
You might be eligible for Unemployment Insurance Benefits when you complete military services and start your employment search or if you lose your civilian job.
The Gold Card initiative provides unemployed post-9/11 veterans with enhanced, intensive services including up to six months of follow-up through a joint effort of the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration and the Veterans’ Employment and Training Services (VETS).
For Veterans with Disabilities
- Specialized Services are available to blind or disabled veterans. The Kentucky Career Center can help you with assessment counseling, training, personal assistance services, assistive technology and more.
- Federal government agencies can fill job openings faster when they hire disabled veterans. Find out how you can qualify at Feds Hire Vets.
Veterans Employment Center is a website that includes public and private sector job and career opportunities, a resume-builder, military skills translator and detailed career and training resources. Resumes created on the site are available to employers who specifically want to hire veterans.
Wounded Warrior Project is a charitable organization unaffiliated with state or federal government. Its goal is to assist warriors as they recover and transition back to civilian life and its programs include education, training and employment services.