Arkansas Career Training Institute


Arkansas Career Training Institute (ACTI) provides vocational training and services that lead to employment opportunities for students served by Arkansas Rehabilitation Services (ARS).  Located in Hot Springs, Arkansas, ACTI is one of only eight comprehensive rehabilitation centers in the United States.

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The Arkansas Career Training Institute (ACTI), formerly the Hot Springs Rehabilitation Center, is one of only eight comprehensive rehabilitation centers in the United States.  The facility was the nation’s first Army/Navy Hospital and in 2008, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 


Serving more than 400 students annually, ACTI is the third largest vocational rehabilitation center in the country. Students are referred to ACTI for evaluation, training, and placement by the vocational rehabilitation counselors who are located in field offices serving each county in the state.

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Contact Information:
Arkansas Career Training Institute
105 Reserve Ave.
Hot Springs, AR 71902

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1358
Hot Springs, AR 71902

Phone: 501-624-4411
Fax: 501-624-0019

The admissions department reviews requests for admissions from the field offices and schedules all incoming students. 

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ACTI teachers transform the lives of students on a daily basis by preparing them to enter tomorrow’s evolving workplace, empowering them to further their academic and technical skills upon Graduation from State and Nationally accredited programs.

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Our Talent Development & Short-term Programs offer training options applicable to many employment fields. Courses are designed for the individual seeking quick entrance into the job market or for those seeking to increase job skills. Credentials earned through the Talent Development & Short-term Programs department are nationally recognized.

• Call Center Training
• Career Readiness Certification
• Certified Logistics Technology
• Certified Production Technology
• Customer Service
• Forklift Training
• Heavy Equipment Operation
• Material Handling
• Job Club

ACTI TEAM Student Life (TSL) is responsible for all evening, night, and weekend operations of the ACTI Campus.  We manage 350+ dorm suites in the Residential Life Division, offer educational and social learning opportunities in the Student Development/Life Enrichment Division, provide student mail services, registrar/records management, and appointment services in the Student Services Division, and over leadership and management of TSL in the Administrative Services Division.

Residential Services
Dorm Suites 
Nightly Operations 
Evening / Night / Weekend Transportation
Residential Care Technicians

Student Development / Life Enrichment 
Toast Masters 
Residential Assistants
Rho Theta Delta
TEP Evening Programming
Money Management Program
Life Skills Program

Student Services 
Bed Control - Assignments
Key Management
Zero Hours Program
Back-Up Management to TSL
Welcome Center

TSl Administrative Services - Eagle Central
Daily Operations
Administrator on Call / TSL Supervisor on Duty
Records Releases
After Hours Campus Operations - Contacts

Vocational Evaluation: Provides comprehensive assessment to determine vocational and career goals. Tests prospective students in academics as well as hands-on evaluation.  This includes referral to vocational training areas for possible enrollment. 

Counseling: Case Management and vocational counseling to assist students in all aspects of vocational training at ACTI.
Vocational Counselors can make student referrals to the following departments:

• Evaluation
• Psychological Services
• Medical Clinic
• Occupational/Physical Therapy
• Speech Therapy
• Assistance with Accommodations
• Job Placement

Transition Employment Project (TEP) – The Arkansas Transition Project and the Arkansas Career Training Institute developed the Transition Employment Project (TEP), a comprehensive program designed to assist high school students with disabilities that have completed the 11th grade in discovering their skills, abilities, interests, strengths, and career goals through extensive assessments, job readiness skills, and an introduction to the world of work.

TEP is a four-week comprehensive pre-employment transition service held on the ACTI campus.  This comprehensive pre-employment training service provides Arkansas high school students with disabilities that are completing the 11th grade:  Job exploration counseling, work-based learning opportunities, counseling on post-secondary opportunities, and instruction in self-advocacy.

School To Work Program – Schools that are local to the Garland County and surrounding areas may be able to send students for vocational training while students are still in high school.  This gives the student the opportunity to earn hours towards their vocational programming while in high school.  When the students graduate high school, they may enter ACTI on a full-time basis to complete their training.  

If a student is dissatisfied with the services being provided or decisions made regarding their program, the student may ask for assistance through the grievance process.

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