“MADE” stands for “Media, Arts, Development and Education” and “180” implies the kind of change this exciting new organization can spur by providing high-quality, short-term professional training and development services to people in recovery and other populations in need of meaningful employment. (To visit the MADE180 website, click here.)
In addition to training and certifications, MADE180 provides opportunities to obtain remote employment, including remote work hubs and ongoing transitional support.
Virtual or In-Person
Individuals can enroll in one or more of the short-term, stackable training and certification programs offered by MADE180. Our programs are available virtually or onsite. MADE180 also continues to monitor employment needs, hiring trends, and local businesses in order to develop additional needed programs.
Partnership Is Key
Training is supported through partnerships with:
- The Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP)
- The Fletcher Group
- Other grant-funding or state/federal funding including Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
The campus that once housed Sue Bennett College in London, Kentucky has long been eyed as a valuable community asset, provided someone had the passion, energy and ability to revive it. With assistance from the Fletcher Group, that person appears to be MADE180 founder Jason Dickerson. Click the image to the right to learn how marrying the arts with recovery can help turn lives around.
No Choice But To Help
MADE180 Founder Jason Dickerson knows how important recovery opportunities can be, having seen members of his own family struggle with addiction.
“I grew up in a community ravaged by drug use,” says Dickerson. “When I left to get an education, I thought I’d never return, but here I am. And when you’re surrounded by people in need, you have no choice but to lend a hand.”