Newsroom Archive 2017

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 pay for student conferences ....

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....

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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.....

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. ....