Due to our SOAR team’s busy week in San Antonio, TX attending the Digital Inclusion Conference, this week’s Weekly Roundup will be short and sweet.
Let’s look at what Appalachia has to offer going into the month of March.
Second-ever Appalachian Nursing Academy
We are happy to announce that we will, once again, be hosting our Appalachian Nursing Academy!
Do you know of an incoming junior or senior high school student that is interested in healthcare?
This program might be right for them!
Our FREE two-week academy offers:
- Housing at the cUniversity of Pikeville
- Three meals a day
- Interactive programming with workshops, presentations, shadowing, mentorship, tours, etc.
- $1,500 scholarship to further their education
- Trips to see and experience regional attractions and activities
- The student must reside in one of Kentucky’s 54 Appalachian counties
- They are incoming juniors or seniors at your high school
- They have no prior experience related to nursing – all we ask is their interest!
You can learn more information and apply for the program HERE.
Program dates: July 9-July 21, 2023
The application deadline is March 31, 2023.
Breaks Interstate Park Hosting a Job Fair
Breaks Interstate Park will be hosting a job fair for seasonal employment on Saturday, March 4, 2023.
Park officials say that there are a variety of jobs available this season.
Management staff will be on hand to help fill out applications and provide details about working for the park.
In addition to the job fair, park rangers will also have an immediate job opening for a reservation specialist. If you are interested in that position, please call 276-865-4413, ext 0, and one of their staff will schedule an interview.
You can find the park’s Facebook page about the job fair HERE.
Summer Policy Program for College Students
KyPolicy Summer Policy Institute will bring together students from across the state to participate in a multi-day exploration of Kentucky’s top policy issues through a combination of seminars, panel discussions, and workshops.
Students will stay at the state capital at the historic Kentucky State University, build their network with Kentucky’s public policy professionals, gain confidence in their own advocacy, and gain a general knowledge of:
- How the state’s budget and tax system affect Kentucky citizens
- How to use data to advocate for policies that build a thriving future
- Policy issues hindering and helping Kentuckians today
- The legislative process in Kentucky
Students will be paired with a KyPolicy expert mentor based on their policy interest areas and walk away from the program with a deeper understanding of that issue and a finished project.
Tuition is free.
The dates for the program are June 25 – 28, 2023
You can find more information and apply for the position HERE.
Elevate Women in Business Virtual Meeting
Join the Small Business Development Center as they celebrate International Women’s Day by featuring several women entrepreneurs across Kentucky.
You can register for the event HERE.
How to Market your Business in 30 minutes a day
Does marketing your business intimidate you?
Learn how to best market your business with only a commitment of 30 minutes/day from Kentucky SBDC Business Coach JC Phelps.
Training is provided free of charge and lunch is provided.
Hosted at the Center for Rural Development,
2292 US Hwy 27 #300, Somerset, KY 42501.
You can sign up for the training HERE.
Applications are now being accepted for Kentucky’s SBIR/STTR Matching Funds Award Program!
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs provide non-dilutive capital through federal grants and contracts for innovative technologies while allowing founders to maintain the intellectual property, positioning them to receive private follow-on funding.
Kentucky’s SBIR/STTR Matching Funds offers additional non-dilutive capital on a competitive basis to recipients of Phase I and II Federal SBIR/STTR grants and contracts that are for-profit companies based in or willing to relocate to Kentucky.
Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame is seeking nominations
Do you know someone who would qualify?
Nominations are for:
- Hall of Fame Inductees
- Emerging Entrepreneurs
- Mentor of the Year
- Investor of the Year
- Executive of the Year
Share the love with your favorite innovators by filling out a nomination! You can make a nomination HERE.
The Class of 2023 deadline is May 5th.
We hope you all have a great weekend!