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Governor Proclamation CTE

February is National Career and Technical Education Month®

LITTLE ROCK - Career and Technical Education (CTE) helps students acquire skills needed to begin the path to their occupational goals through occupational program areas. These occupational program areas are Agriculture Science and....

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Did you know that Arkansas has an employment problem?

Did you know that Arkansas has an employment problem? Yes, Arkansas businesses have approximately 30,000 jobs that need to be filled. Unfortunately, businesses are having great difficulty filling them because applicants don’t have the proper skills,....

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Fastest-Growing Occupations in the U.S. are Home Health and Personal Care Aides

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the two fastest-growing occupations in the country are Home Health Aides and Personal Care Aides. BLS projects the need in these two careers will increase by 70% over the next few years. In real numbers, ....

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Arkansas Adult Education Graduate Shines on National Stage

LITTLE ROCK - Kevin Hunt is on his way to becoming a household name. The Little Rock native currently serves as the community philanthropy fellow at the University of Arkansas for the Center on Community Philanthropy....

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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 ....

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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....

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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.”....

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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 ....

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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....

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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. ....

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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. ....

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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....

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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.....