Williamsburg, KY – September 18, 2020 – KECH, Inc. is excited to announce our Community Partnership award from the Whitley County School District! In February 2020, KECH started a partnership with Whitley County High School to launch a career training program. As a business owner in the Whitley County area, KECH is dedicated to helping the area thrive by adding new jobs/careers at our Williamsburg KY headquarters. The KECH Learning Center program provides training to high school students who do not plan to, or have delayed attending college/university, and want to be trained for a career with growth potential in the contact center environment.
The program teaches the students contact center 101:
- Understanding and using all types of technology, including Interactive Voice Response (IVR), Automated Call Distribution (ACD), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Workforce Optimization (WFO), Surveys, and emerging technologies such as chatbots and other AI
- Customer service and soft skills such as building rapport with callers, active listening, how to handle challenging customers, and more
- Career pathing through career opportunities available within a contact center
- Understanding the types of contact centers, especially focused on Federal government, and the requirements for eligibility to work on a Federal contract
The program is designed to not only teach students about a contact center career but also provide valuable life skills that can be applied to any type of profession, including resume writing, mock interviews, employee expectations for attendance, timeliness, productivity, etc. The goal of the program is to provide students with the necessary skills to obtain a contact center job with KECH or other local contact centers in the area. During the summer of 2020, KECH employed about half of the students that participated in the program.
The partnership has been a very rewarding experience for the KECH team. Many of our KECH team members were key contributors to helping us develop and implement the program. We would like to recognize the following employees for their dedication and hard work on the program: Christie Angel, Joe Creech, Lauren Creech, Whitley Davenport, Crystal Early, Kristen Gentry, Felicia Huddleston, Jesse King, Jeremy Lambdin, Tiffany Lawson, Cody Rae McVey, Eileen Morrow, Rodney Ramsey, Justin Richardson, Andrew Roaden, Brittany Strunk, and Travis Woznick.
About KECH, Inc.
KECH, Inc., is a HUBZone certified, EDWOSB, providing clients with successful IT Service solutions such as L&D, contact center, service desk, consulting and proposal services, and staff augmentation. KECH is currently supporting multiple government agencies such as the US Citizenship and Immigration Services and Department of Defense agencies.