State Initiatives


Hiring Kentucky’s Heroes

Kentucky National Career Readiness Certificate  [PDF 9 MB]

The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training employs staff throughout the state to help veterans find employment.

Find a list of Local Veterans Employment Representatives here

For more information, please email OET's Veterans Program Coordinator David Kuhn or call 502-564-7456.

Job Retraining/Apprenticeships

Think Kentucky

Where Opportunity Knox

Where Opportunity Knox is the effort to connect 10,000 transitioning veterans to jobs in the Louisville region over the next three years.

Bridges to Opportunity

Bridges to Opportunity working to hire veterans.  Training for jobs that pay up to $26 per hour.

Veterans to Farmers

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State Employment
For more information about applying for state employment as a veteran, email or call Stuart Clark, Veterans Advisor in the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet.  Mr. Clark is a veteran of the U.S. Army and has been employed by the Personnel Cabinet for 13 years. He helps veterans navigate the Merit System employment process.

You can reach him by email at, or at 501 High Street, First Floor in Frankfort
phone (502) 564-5148
fax (502) 564-0512
Jobs at KDVA
The Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA) is a state agency and all our employees work for the Commonwealth. Accordingly, all hiring practices strictly adhere to guidelines set forth by the Personnel Cabinet. To be considered for state employment with KDVA you must have an application for a particular available position on file with the Personnel Cabinet.

Questions concerning a specific position in the Commissioner's Office or the Field Operations office should be directed to:

Office of the Commissioner, ATTN: Personnel Manager, 1111B Louisville Road, Frankfort, KY 40601 (502) 564-9281 / (888) 724-7683 /
FAX (502) 564-4036

Questions concerning a position in one of our Nursing Homes should be directed to:

Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, ATTN: Personnel Manager, 100 Veterans Drive, Wilmore, KY 40390 (859) 858-2814 / (800) 928-4838 / TTYS (859) 858-3829

Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center, ATTN: Personnel Manager, 200 Veterans Drive, Hazard, KY 41701 (606) 435-6196 / (877) 856-0004 / TTYS (606) 435-6203

Western Kentucky Veterans Center, ATTN: Personnel Manager, 926 Veterans Drive, Hanson, KY 42413 (270) 322-9087 / (877) 662-0008 / TTYS (270) 322-9752
VetBiz: The Veterans Business Assistance Program
• Entrepreneurial Assessments
• Individualized Management Consultations
• Market Planning & Research
• Educational Workshops and Materials
• Financial Analysis

Go to or call 270-763-6961 for more information.