Getting Started

Our Location
The Center for Employment Training prepares individuals for employment in the local job market. CET strives to simulate a work environment by offering training under real workplace conditions and with equipment used by local employers.

CET is located at 601 Washington Ave., Suite 140, Newport, Kentucky, 41071. The facility is close to a TANK bus route and is accessible to those with mobility challenges. The facility follows accepted postsecondary school accessibility guidelines.

How to Apply
CET’s doors are open to anyone eighteen or older, who wants to pursue a career in one of the skills we offer. CET welcomes prospective trainees whose maturity, motivation and abilities suggest they can successfully complete a chosen program of study.

Instruction is ongoing, allowing trainees to begin classes every week. CET’s instructional programs are hands-on, individualized, and self-paced. Courses do not require previous academic experience, and many find success through CET’s instructional model who have not been successful in traditional school settings. Training is 30 hours per week from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

Interested persons may sign up for an information session at CET during business hours, weekdays from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, or by calling (859) 491-8303 x2200. Trainees are generally given a start date depending on how quickly eligibility and financial aid requirements are completed. Trainees may be eligible for financial aid offered through 3rd party sources, which may expedite the enrollment process.

Individuals who pay their tuition out-of-pocket are admitted immediately and do not have to meet any financial aid criteria. Applicants who wish to fund their training partially through a Pell grant must complete the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) and have obtained a high school diploma or GED, or take and pass an Ability-to-Benefit test. Foreign secondary school diplomas which are recognized as equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma will also be accepted. Other specific requirements may apply depending on the source of financial aid, and will be discussed in the financial aid interview.

Admissions Process
The admission process has two phases, (1) an Information Session, and (2) an admissions and financial aid eligibility appointment. Applicants first attend a general Information Session and tour our facility. After the Information Session, the applicant schedules an admissions and financial aid eligibility interview. The applicant will receive a start date only once eligibility and financial aid are completed.

Admissions Responsibilities of Trainees
A trainee seeking admission to CET has the following responsibilities:

  • Read and retain the Trainee Catalog and paperwork pertaining to admissions and financial aid;
  • Ask questions for clarification on admissions or financial aid procedures, we want you to understand the process;
  • Complete all necessary applications and financial aid forms with accurate, up-to-date information;
  • Provide necessary documentation and verification for admissions and financial aid in a timely manner, and prior to receiving a start date;
  • Inform CET of any change of name, address, telephone number, or status that may affect training or Financial Aid eligibility within five business days of the change.


Background Requirements
Individuals who have a felony related to child endangerment or violence will not be permitted to enroll in the Health Technology Administration or Medical Assisting skill divisions due to the stringent standards for obtaining employment in the medical field. CET will work with individuals with other background concerns to assess the feasibility of employment in chosen industry of training and will provide support in assisting with expungement for qualifying charges.

Readmission After Withdraw
Trainees who have previously withdrawn from enrollment at CET may be eligible for readmission. CET is under no obligation to readmit any trainee, regardless of withdrawal circumstances. Since CET provides debt-free education to qualified applicants, each person who enrolls but does not graduate depletes the limited resources we have to serve others. Trainees are encouraged to be certain they are ready to commit to CET for the entire program length before attempting readmission.

Trainees who withdraw and restart within 180 days of the date of withdraw may be eligible to restart within the same Title IV period of enrollment and resume training where they left off. Trainees who withdraw and restart after 180 days of the date of withdraw are not eligible to restart within the same Title IV period of enrollment and must complete all the skill competencies.
Group photo of CET staff.
601 Washington Ave, Suite 140
Newport, KY 41071
Phone: (859) 491-8303 x2201
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