Newsroom Archive 2018

ACTI Farm to School

ACTI Earns Award for Its Farm to School Initiative

HOT SPRINGS - October was National Farm to School Month in the United States which promotes the use of healthy, local ingredients in school lunches. At the Arkansas Career Training Institute in Hot Springs, they....

Katy Mayberry ABLE

Arkansas Treasurer’s Office Launches ABLE Program

LITTLE ROCK - During October, the Arkansas Treasurer’s office launched the Arkansas ABLE program. ABLE, which stands for Achieving a Better Life Experience, is a program that allows tax-advantaged investment ....

Sylvan Hills HS SkillsUSA

State Fair Offers Learning Opportunity for CTE Students

LITTLE ROCK - Career and Technical Education (CTE) students were given the opportunity to learn from the organizers of the 2018 Arkansas State Fair during a special day dedicated to Career & Technical Student ....

Disability Awareness Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Observed each October, the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities. It provides education on the importance of an inclusive workforce that ....

Morgan Gilbert RN

Former ARS Client Lands Dream Career as a Nurse

LITTLE ROCK - Morgan Gilbert is living the life of which she has dreamed at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. “I have a love for people, and I don’t like seeing them sick. If I can make a difference, I feel like I’m ....

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....

Joey Travolta and Student

Joey Travolta Hosts Inclusion Film Camp, The Sequel

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. ....

Sammy-and-Stephanie-Vankirk

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 ....

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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....