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Priscilla Foreman

High School and Relyance Bank Partnership Yields Dividends

WHITE HALL - At White Hall High, Dottie Strahan’s business class is lined with computers, chairs, and desks. It has the look and feel of any 21st-century classroom. But with the turn of a key, one section in her classroom opens up ....

Jamie Washington

Client Rises Above Injuries to Help Breast Cancer Patients

LITTLE ROCK - “Hello, Beautiful!” is not just a greeting. It’s a place. Inside, the walls are lime green, almost a mesmerizing color, in an effort to escape from the pains and toils of your personal sufferings.....

Rose Villalvazo Welding

Student Competes in SkillsUSA Despite Setbacks

HOT SPRINGS - After overcoming adversity, a high school senior was one of a few chosen to represent her school during this year's SkillsUSA competition. Sierra Rose Villalvazo, 18, of Mountain Home did not know how to ....

U S Presidential Scholar

CTE Student Recognized as U.S. Presidential Scholar

LITTLE ROCK - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that Ashley Turner, a Maumelle High School student, is one of 161 high school seniors to be named a U.S. Presidential Scholar. This honor recognizes....

Jeff-Standridge

Innovators and Entrepreneurs - the Long Game

From Shark Tank to The Profit, incubators to accelerators to venture investing, the public seems to be more attuned to the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship than ever before. It’s not just a passing trend. In fact,....

Joey Travolta and Student

Joey Travolta Hosts Inclusion Film Camp

BENTONVILLE - For Sierra Weaver, being in Bentonville really opened her eyes. The Madison County native has always appreciated the arts, but taking part in a film camp has really exposed her to a potential career in that field.....

Abbey Surom

Top 25 Arkansas GED® Earners Saluted for Initiative, Intellect

LITTLE ROCK - Just about every corner of the state was represented at the Arkansas State Capitol at a ceremony hat recognized the Arkansans who made up the top 25 scorers on the GED® exam in 2017. ....

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Arkansas Kidney Disease Commission Honors Donors for Life-Saving Deed

LITTLE ROCK - "If I can help someone as I pass along, then my living would not be in vain," Dr. James Campbell of Pine Bluff said, quoting a song that he said he uses as his philosophy for his practice. Campbell received ....

Maumelle Students

Maumelle Class Gains Business Skills While Serving Up Coffee

MAUMELLE - Have you ever had a Hot Hornet? What about a Carnahan? Have you ever indulged a Willie? Those drinks are exclusive to the Maumelle Mug – the student-run coffee shop located in the Maumelle High School library. ....

ACTI

Returning to Pay It Forward to the Next Generation of Professionals

HOT SPRINGS - Amid the productive clanging and banging heard throughout the garage at the Arkansas Career Training Institute (ACTI), there are two voices that can still be heard over the noise – providing instruction ....

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 ....

Board-Member-H-McDonald

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,....

Board-Member-K-Vire

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....

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. ....

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.”....