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WHO ARE WE?

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. They 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.

$3500000

Invested In Workforce Training

104677

Classrooms Supported With Certification & Instruction

26301

Adults Equipped With Education & Training

15514

Disabled Adults 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

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Career Expo 2017

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 Crossett High School and Watson Chapel High School and $25,000 to pay for student conferences ....

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. ....