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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 ....

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 ....

Board

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. ....

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. ....

Sandon Williams

Williams Elected to National Future Business Leaders of America 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....

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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 ....

Savion Battles accepts his certificate from UAMS Chancellor Dan Rahn, M.D.

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 ....

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....

Adam Arroyos PhD

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.....

GED® Ceremony

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....

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. ....

Top GED Scorer

Top 25 GED® Scorers Prepare for New Chapter

LITTLE ROCK – When Mason Weldon got word that he scored well on his GED® exam, he thought test administrators meant he achieved a high mark when comparing others’ results who also took the exam at the Saline County Adult Education Center. But then he got clarification....

Jessica Young

Fordyce High School Teacher’s Passion for Giving Back Earns Her National Award

FORDYCE – Jessica Young has just about done it all in the medical field. She has tended to patients as a nurse, and she serves a part-time ambulance driver throughout Dallas County. Taking the advice of a church member, she chose to go into education by preparing the next generation of health professionals.....

Project SEARCH®

Project SEARCH® Leads Interns to Jobs

LITTLE ROCK – A standing room only crowd with bright smiles and a few tears. Each year, that is the view at UAMS at the hospital’s annual Project SEARCH® graduation ceremony as the interns selected to participate in the program share their experience with their family members and supporters.....