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Certified Skilled Trades Training

TEK emerged from a single vision: to uplift Eastern Kentucky communities through sustainable career paths. Founded by a local visionary passionate about the region and its people, TEK stands as a beacon of opportunity. We offer specialized skilled trades training tailored to meet the pressing demands of local employers.

Our journey began with in-depth conversations with community members, shaping TEK's mission. We delved into extensive research, ensuring our programs align with industry employment trends. As a 501c3 non-profit proprietary school established in July 2021, TEK is more than just an educational institution; it's a catalyst for regional development.

Located in the heart of Eastern Kentucky, we provide industry-developed training in skilled trades, designed to address the growing workforce needs of our region. Our fast-tracked, skill-focused courses lead to nationally accredited, industry-recognized certifications in less than a year. With TEK, embark on a journey to transform your potential into a thriving career.

Our Services

Our Trade Courses

Our catalog of trade course offerings is always expanding. Learn more about each of our specialty programs below

Heavy Equipment Operation

Embark on a career in Heavy Equipment Operation with our specialized course. Covering earth moving, road and bridge construction, and machinery operation, this program equips you with diverse skills for construction and infrastructure projects. Prepare for roles in various sectors, from standard building to mining and timber extraction.


Dive into the essential field of Plumbing with our comprehensive course. You'll gain expertise in installing, repairing, and maintaining pipe systems in residential, commercial, and industrial settings. This program prepares you for a versatile plumbing career, encompassing everything from home installations to complex industrial systems.


Our Electrical course offers a pathway to mastering electrical installations and repairs. Learn about wire installation, circuit breakers, lighting, and switch setups, along with critical blueprint reading. This training is tailored to prepare you for the journeyman electrician test, opening doors to numerous opportunities in the electrical field.


Masonry, an ancient craft in the construction industry, is vital for creating stone buildings, sidewalks, curbs, and brick structures. Iconic examples like the Pyramids of Egypt showcase its enduring legacy. Our training equips you with the skills needed for a career in this timeless and essential trade.



Our Industrial Maintenance Mechanics course is designed for those who aim to keep industries running smoothly. You'll learn to install, repair, and maintain machinery in settings like manufacturing plants and power facilities. This training is your key to meeting the high demand for skilled mechanics in a range of industries.



Welding encompasses techniques such as Shielded Metal Arc, Gas Metal Arc, Flux Core Arc, and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. Iconic applications demonstrate its significance across various fields. Our curriculum meets AWS SENSE standards for Entry Welders and U.S. Department of Labor’s apprenticeship program requirements.



Student Testimonials

“I believe TEK Center is the perfect choice if you're interested in learning about Heavy Equipment or anything related to it. If you enjoy grading, dirt work, or similar tasks, then this is the place for you.”

Ethan Boyd, Class of 2024, Heavy Equipment 

Construction Crane

Ready to find out more?

Do these careers sound interesting to you? Are you ready to obtain a skill set that will equip you with the skills needed for a rewarding career? To learn more about TEK and what we offer request a consultation with us today.  We are available to discuss each with you. 

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