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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.

Red Carpet Rolled Out for Student Filmmakers

Film Premiere

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 shot as part of Joey Travolta’s Inclusion Films Camp held in April at the Northwest Arkansas Community College in Rogers.  Travolta, brother of Oscar-winning actor John Travolta, has conducted these camps for over eleven years all over the country.  The filmmaking students and their families were treated to a Film Premiere Gala complete with a red carpet, photographers, and popcorn! The students also received achievement certificates and copies of their movies. Travolta announced that he would be making his Inclusion Films Camp an annual event in Arkansas. The Arkansas Department of Career Education is proud to be a partner with Inclusion Films and Arkansas Transition Services to bring this fantastic camp to the students of Arkansas.

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