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All divisions within the Arkansas Department of Career Education are focused on delivering industry-focused, demand-driven education and training.

The Arkansas Department of Career Education's mission is to prepare a job-ready, career-bound workforce to meet the needs of Arkansas employers. We do this through four distinct divisions. These divisions provide a comprehensive system of education and workforce programs and services to accomplish the following:

  • to provide both youth and adults the necessary academic and technical skills for meaningful jobs;
  • to work with business and industry to identify and provide grants for workforce training needs;
  • to offer Arkansans of all ages the options to pursue a wide range of career choices;
  • to ensure that workers have the foundation for lifelong learning that will allow them to enhance their existing skills and also to learn new skills in response to the current and future demands of a rapidly changing workplace;
  • to assist individuals with disabilities in becoming productive citizens and workers; and
  • to supply employers with validation of skills through national certifications and licenses.


Invested In Workforce Training


Classrooms Supported With Certification & Instruction


Adults Equipped With Education & Training


Adults With Disabilities Empowered With Skills & Employment

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

"Vocational education programs have made a real difference in the lives of countless young people nationwide; they build self-confidence and leadership skills by allowing students to utilize their unique gifts and talents." - Conrad Burns

"Industry coordinated, demand-driven programs and industry recognized certifications will better prepare students and clients for employment." - Charisse Childers, Ph.D.

“There is no them. Once you see a person with a disability as you, not them, other things fade away. You might still see the differences but those are minor compared to how we are alike.” - Randy Lewis


ACTI Farm to School

ACTI Earns Award for Its Farm to School Initiative

HOT SPRINGS - October was National Farm to School Month in the United States which promotes the use of healthy, local ingredients in school lunches. At the Arkansas Career Training Institute in Hot Springs, they....

Katy Mayberry ABLE

Arkansas Treasurer’s Office Launches ABLE Program

LITTLE ROCK - During October, the Arkansas Treasurer’s office launched the Arkansas ABLE program. ABLE, which stands for Achieving a Better Life Experience, is a program that allows tax-advantaged investment ....

Sylvan Hills HS SkillsUSA

State Fair Offers Learning Opportunity for CTE Students

LITTLE ROCK - Career and Technical Education (CTE) students were given the opportunity to learn from the organizers of the 2018 Arkansas State Fair during a special day dedicated to Career & Technical Student ....