Barbourville native Nathan Siler and Prosper Appalachia youth was placed with KCEOC Community Action Partnership’s Housing Department throughout this summer. The Prosper appalachia Program is in place to help young adults learn valuable skills, job training, and earn a paycheck through the summer.
KCEOC Housing Department Supervisor Steve Partin said, “Nathan has one of the best attitudes of anyone I have ever worked with, he is very eager to learn, has a great work ethic, and has developed a lot of new skills. He has learned how to operate equipment, power & hand tools, learned carpentry skills, and blueprint layouts. We hope he can use these skills in the future, and use this experience to land his dream career, and maybe even own his own construction company in the future. We are thankful for Nathan, we were happy to have the opportunity to teach him skills and more importantly we thank him for braving the heat this summer and help us help our housing clients!”
Nathan is a current student at The University of the Cumberlands, and has a bright future ahead of him; we wish him all the best!
About Prosper Appalachia
Prosper Appalachia exists as a consortium of core stakeholders and place-based partners. This consortium was created to address some of the most pressing issues facing Appalachia today, namely the region’s economic transition and workforce participation for 16-24 year old Appalachians. Founding partners in Prosper Appalachia include organizations from within higher education, workforce development, and the nonprofit sector, all coming together with a common purpose to develop and connect opportunities with our next generation.