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Jonesboro NASA Students

Northeast Arkansas Students Are Now a Part of NASA

JONESBORO - Not many people have the opportunity to work for NASA, and even fewer have that opportunity to do it while they are in high school. However, students of the Northeast Arkansas Career & Technical Center ....

State Fair

FFA Connects Generations at The Arkansas State Fair

LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas State Fair is an excellent place for families to have fun and make memories together. For 16-year-old Whitney Walker and her family, special memories were made at this year’s State Fair. Whitney, a ....

Film Premiere

Red Carpet Rolled Out for Student Filmmakers

BENTONVILLE - A red carpet event worthy of Hollywood took place in northwest Arkansas on Oct. 5. It was the Premiere Event of three short films by Arkansas high school juniors and seniors with disabilities. The films were ....

2017 NDEAM

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. Governor Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed October to....

NW AR Film Camp Flyer

Film Camp Premiere to be held October 5th 6-9 pm in Bentonville featuring student filmmakers

Join us for our red carpet event as we present the final product from our student filmmakers October 5th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville. These students were part of the film camp led by....

Third Annual Business Summit

3rd Annual Business Engagement Summit to Focus on Disability Inclusion in the Workplace

As an Arkansas employer, you belong to a group of innovators who recognize that finding and keeping trained talent is good business. In fact, US News and World Report named Arkansas “The Best State for Disability Employment.”....

Employment

Arkansas Ranked #1 in Disability Employment by U.S. News & World Report

LITTLE ROCK – U.S. News & World Report has identified Arkansas as the top state for people with disabilities to become employed. The publication compiled the ranking by calculating the ratio of people in the workforce ....

Career Expo 2017

Arkansas Department of Career Education sponsoring 2017 Cumulus Career Expo

The Arkansas Department of Career Education will serve as presenting sponsor of the 2017 Cumulus Career Expo, which will take place on August 15, 2017, in Little Rock. Hundreds of employers will be on hand to discuss career opportunities. In addition, the agency will conduct ....

JAG

Crossett, Watson Chapel School Districts to Begin JAG Programs

LITTLE ROCK – Entergy Arkansas has provided Jobs for Arkansas Graduates, which is the state affiliate of the national organization Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG), with $50,000 to start new programs at Crossett High School and Watson Chapel High School and $25,000 to....

Board

Career Education and Workforce Development Board Elects New Officers

LITTLE ROCK – The Career Education and Workforce Development Board elected new officers at its July 12th meeting. Hugh McDonald of Little Rock will serve as Chair and Gina Radke of North Little Rock will serve as Vice Chair. McDonald and Radke will each serve a one year term. ....

Maryanne Caldwell, Rachel Travolta, Alan McClain, Joey Travolta, Amy Jones, Carl Daughtery, and Dana Byrum

Joey Travolta Leads Students with Disabilities in Film Camp

BENTONVILLE - Movie director and producer Joey Travolta, who is the older brother of Oscar-winning actor John Travolta, took a break from the bright lights of Hollywood to spend some time in northwest Arkansas. But he did not take a break from filmmaking. ....

Sandon Williams

Williams Elected to National Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA-PBL) Board

Sandon Williams, the Business and Marketing Technology Program Coordinator for the Arkansas Department of Career Education, has been elected to the National Board of Directors for Future Business Leaders of America....

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HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS ANNOUNCES NEW PRIZE

CALABASAS, Calif.—Harbor Freight Tools for Schools announced today a new program, offering over $500,000 in prizes, to recognize great teaching in the skilled trades (e.g., plumbing, electrical, carpentry, welding, auto repair and more)....

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Project SEARCH® Sends Off Participants Ready for Work

LITTLE ROCK – Since 2014, when the first group of interns graduated from Project SEARCH®, it is nearly impossible to find a dry eye during the closeout ceremony. Each participant gives an emotional tribute of thanks to the people they believe....

NLR 2017 Community Connections

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services to host “Community Connections”

NORTH LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas Rehabilitation Services (ARS), a division of the Arkansas Department of Career Education, is hosting “Community Connections” at its North Little Rock field office on Friday, June 23, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The office is located at 3901 McCain Park Drive, Suite....

Adam Arroyos PhD

Adam Arroyos, Ph.D. speaks at State DECA Conference in Little Rock

Recently, I had the honor of serving as the keynote speaker for the State DECA Conference in Little Rock. It was a tremendous opportunity for me as I had the opportunity to return to give back to a student organization that is very similar to the student organization that gave so much to me.....

State’s Top GED® Scorers Ready to Take on the World

With the Old Supreme Court Room as the backdrop, commendations and well wishes were expressed to the twenty-five Arkansans who scored in the top percentile among all test takers in the state in 2016. More than 4,000 Arkansans took the exam, which is comprised of four sections and....

Felicia Shelton (middle) provided her husband, George Shelton, with a kidney.  They are pictured with Mark Winslow, chairman of the Arkansas Kidney Disease Commission.

Kidney Donors Recognized for Life-Saving Act

Nine Arkansans, including one person from outside of the state, were presented with a Chain of Life Award by the Arkansas Kidney Disease Commission during a ceremony on March 22 in Little Rock. The Chain of Life Awards began at the Arkansas State Legislature following the 2011 session. ....

Top GED Scorer

Top 25 GED® Scorers Prepare for New Chapter

LITTLE ROCK – When Mason Weldon got word that he scored well on his GED® exam, he thought test administrators meant he achieved a high mark when comparing others’ results who also took the exam at the Saline County Adult Education Center. But then he got clarification....

Fordyce High School Teacher’s Passion for Giving Back Earns Her National Award

FORDYCE – Jessica Young has just about done it all in the medical field. She has tended to patients as a nurse, and she serves a part-time ambulance driver throughout Dallas County. Taking the advice of a church member, she chose to go into education by preparing the next generation of health professionals.....