Arkansas Rehabilitation Services, Adult Education, and Services for the Blind, under the Division of Workforce Services, and the Office of Skills Development Division, under the Department of Commerce, are focused on delivering industry-focused, demand-driven education and training.
Our mission is to prepare a job-ready, career-bound workforce to meet the needs of Arkansas employers. We provide a comprehensive system of education and workforce programs and services to accomplish the following:
- provide both youth and adults the necessary academic and technical skills for meaningful jobs;
- work with business and industry to identify and provide grants for workforce training needs;
- offer Arkansans of all ages the options to pursue a wide range of career choices;
- 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;
- assist individuals with disabilities in becoming productive citizens and workers; and
- supply employers with validation of skills through national certifications and licenses.