Chamber News

Jul 13, 2013

Fast Forward to Work Specialist speaks


Fast Forward to Work Specialist speaks at Chamber Luncheon


The Floyd County Chamber of Commerce held their bi-monthly networking luncheon meeting at Giovanni’s Restaurant in Prestonsburg on July 10, 2013. Joyce Wilcox, Business Services Coordinator for EKCEP (Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc.) and Beverly Sharp, Fast Forward to Work Training Specialist spoke to the group.

The Fast Forward to Work program is a program offered by EKCEP to help employers address soft-skills deficiencies among employees in key areas such as following instructions, communication, decision-making ability, conflict resolution and negotiation, personal effectiveness, creative problem solving, team building, work ethic, and proper attitude and appearance.

Fast Forward to Work accomplishes this through a short-term, intensive work-readiness training course led by certified professional instructors that utilizes focused content, hands-on exercises, and dynamic class modules in Communications, Customer Service, and Employer Expectations and Workplace Principles.

If interested in hosting a Fast Forward to Work program at your business or becoming a member of the Floyd Count Chamber of Commerce, please call 886-0364 or email