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Gazette-Mail: People, places and policies key to moving WV forward

A column by Patrick Farrell Many of West Virginia’s lawmakers claim they’re doing everything within their power to drive business and create jobs. I know they can do more. There are straightforward steps our elected officials can take to encourage entrepreneurship and help grow small businesses. Lawmakers need to focus on the people, places and policies that can drive our …

Herald-Dispatch: CentralApp launches job training program

HUNTINGTON – CentralApp, a West Virginia-based company, is offering job-seekers throughout southern West Virginia the chance to learn high-tech skills – and get paid while doing it. CentralApp says it’s looking for candidates for apprenticeships that will teach participants to develop applications within Salesforce, a digital global business platform. The eight-month career training program will allow workers to develop computer …

EKCEP: Seven interns successfully complete final leg of CentralApp internship

Less than nine months after starting the process, each of the seven final interns in a TechHire Eastern Kentucky-affiliated, work-based learning internship in Hazard, Ky., have earned their third Salesforce coding/development certification and are starting new, high-skill tech careers this month. CentralApp Technologies partnered with the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP) and Teleworks USA to upskill Eastern Kentucky …

State Journal: Huntington Businessman Sees Endless Appalachian Opportunities

Patrick Farrell had a choice. As he approached 10 years of service with the U.S. Air Force, the decorated F-15 Strike Eagle rear-seat weapons operator could continue his Air Force career, or he could return to his hometown and try to make a difference in his community. “There enters a woman, who turns out to be my wife,” said Farrell, 42. “We …

EKCEP: Eight Interns Pass Second Phase in Newest TEKY Work-Based Internship

Just over five months after taking the first step to new tech careers, seven interns in the latest TechHire Eastern Kentucky-affiliated, work-based learning internship only have one benchmark left to meet before obtaining employment, while an eighth person has already exited the program to a new job. CentralApp Technologies is partnering with the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP) …

Eight Eastern Kentuckians have completed the first step to dynamic new careers in the tech industry as part of the latest TechHire Eastern Kentucky (TEKY) affiliated work-based learning internship.

CentralApp Technologies is partnering with the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP) and Teleworks USA to assist the interns as they undertake a rigorous, nine-month immersive curriculum compiled and delivered by CentralApp. Eight of the original 10 interns accepted into the internship have successfully completed the first phase of the program, having earned certifications as Administrators for Salesforce, the …