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Professional Development and Certifications

Workforce Development - Certifications and Credential Programs

Workforce Development provides quality professional development and training opportunities throughout Kentucky and draws upon the expertise of faculty, area business leaders, and professional trainers to develop and deliver programs tailored to meet the current economic needs of business and industry.

Training Catalogs/Publications

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OSHA Training Institute

OSHA Training Institute

The EKU OTI Education Center is dedicated to promoting a safe and healthy work environment by taking a proactive approach to safety education to reduce the number of workplace accidents and fatalities. With unique training facilities and state-of-the-art equipment, we are able to provide hands-on learning, further enriching participants' knowledge and understanding. EKU's OSHA Training Institute Education Center also offers customized on-site training to meet specific organizational needs.

Certificate Programs

  • Certified Safety & Health Specialist
  • Public Sector Safety & Health Fundamentals
  • Correctional Safety Officer Certificate Program

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Community Education

EKU's Community Education Department offers a wide variety of non-credit classes that are open to the general public. Courses are taught by EKU faculty and staff, community professionals and local tradespersons. Most classes are held on the Richmond campus where participants enjoy a relaxed learning atmosphere.

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Justice and Safety Center

The Justice & Safety Center is comprised of a team of faculty and staff professionals at Eastern Kentucky University dedicated to strengthening justice and safety at the local, state, national, and international levels. Since 1998, JSC has achieved recognition as a leading university-based center focused on providing quality research, project management, and expertise in the following areas:

Training & Learning  ·  Technology & Innovation  ·  Security & Resilience  ·  Special Studies

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Training Resource Center

We are a team of multi-disciplinary professionals with expertise in areas of human services, organizational development/effectiveness, human resource development, information systems design, instructional design, facilitation, evaluation, and fiscal management.

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