ACTC Offering Training Relief for Local Employers



Michelle Goodman


   As part of COVID-19 relief efforts, Ashland Community and Technical College is providing additional support for employers.

   Through Sept. 30, 2020, KCTCS TRAINS funding can be used by Kentucky companies bringing back laid off or furloughed workers with 75% of the cost of college-delivered training and testing services covered.

   “It can be just about any training the company needs,” said Robin Harris, director of ACTC’s Workforce Solutions. “There just needs to be at least five participants and the majority of them need to be employees that were dislocated due to COVID and are now training for a new job.”

   Companies hiring dislocated workers may also take advantage of the funding for the same period of time. The training is not limited to any specific topic but must be completed by Sept. 30, 2020.

   KCTCS-TRAINS is a fund designated by the Kentucky General Assembly to help companies willing to invest in workforce development for their employees. These funds are administered by the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and are available through its 16 colleges including ACTC. 

   Companies receive funding to assist with the cost of providing workforce training and assessment services to current and potential employees. ACTC’s Workforce Solutions staff will assist companies in developing training plans and applying for KCTCS-TRAINS funding.

   To speak to someone about how your company can take advantage of the KCTCS TRAINS program, call 606.326.2252, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to

   To learn more about how your company can work with ACTC, visit

Remote training made easy with ACTC Workforce Solutions

   Remote working and eLearning opportunities are more important ever. That’s why Ashland Community and Technical College’s Workforce Solutions is now offering online training courses for businesses and their employees.

   These convenient, high-quality courses are strategically packaged and can be completed entirely online and accessed at any time, from anywhere with an internet connection. Most of the courses within each bundle can be completed in only 10-30 minutes.

Choose from these options:

• Communication and Diversity (3 hours): What is Diversity and Inclusion? Leveraging diversity and strengths in the workplace, leading a diverse workplace, unconscious bias, group dynamics, preventing workplace discrimination, communication styles, communication barriers, communication and ethics, stress, emotions and ethics;

• Transitioning to a Management Role (4 hours): 5 tips for managers and supervisors, developing management skills, coaching skills, performance: coaching conversations and goal setting, delegating authority, dealing with performance issues, barriers to communication success, lead by listening, giving and receiving feedback, productive conflict resolution, Thomas Kilmann Conflict Model, managing conflict, problem solving, what is diversity and inclusion? leveraging diversity in the workplace, understanding sexual harassment, preventing workplace discrimination and harassment for managers;

• Onboarding (4 hours): health and safety in the workplace, cyber security, HIPAA privacy and security 101, understanding sexual harassment, remote IT Security, email management and ethics, Office 365 basics, communicating effectively, what is diversity and inclusion?;

• Professionalism/Essential Skills (4 hours): Understanding communication, good communication for success, email management and ethics, productive conflict resolution, managing conflict in the workplace, giving and receiving feedback, public speaking, social media use at the workplace, Office 365 basics, business writing.

   For more information, contact Robin Harris, director of Workforce Solutions, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 606.326.2252. Make sure to ask about grant opportunities available for training.