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The Training Resource Center (TRC) at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) is recognized as a model for unique and innovative university-based programs for human service training systems. The primary goal of TRC is to enhance the delivery of education, training, and professional development activities to clients. The services of the TRC range from training of new and veteran employees to conference coordination, curriculum development and planning, job task analysis, facilitation services, and system analysis. The TRC has over $27 million dollars in external grants and contracts with various federal, state, local and private partnering agencies. 

TRC Vision

The Training Resource Center will be the leader in empowering organizations and human service systems to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

TRC Mission

The Training Resource Center is an innovative, university-based service collaborative focused on improving organizations and human service systems through partnerships, training, and professional development that enhances quality of life and strengthens communities.

Highly skilled staff are the Center's most important asset.  The work undertaken by the staff is important because it helps to improve the lives of families, children, and our customers.  The work of the Center is guided by the following values:


TRC staff are inclusive and interact openly, honestly, and cooperatively.

Critical Thinking

TRC staff demonstrate and promote critical thinking to guide informed decision-making.

Cultural Competency

TRC staff include, respect, and celebrate diverse people and ideas.


TRC staff continuously pursue professional excellence.

Honesty, Integrity, Professionalism

TRC staff exhibit high standards of personal, ethical, and professional conduct. 


TRC staff encourage innovation through evolving technology and creative ideas.

Quality Service

TRC staff provide the highest quality product and timely service. 


TRC Student Employee Spotlights

My name is Casey Spires; I have been a student at Eastern Kentucky University since 2011 as a Networking, Security and Electronics Major. I was hired as a temporary intern for cooperative learning credit in the Spring 2015 Semester.

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My name is Katherine Woods, I have attended EKU for the past three years and I have been employed by the Training Resource Center (TRC) as a student associate since October 2013. 

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