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Workforce Development and community education

Purpose

To provide a highly-skilled workforce in the six-county (Conway, Faulkner, Perry, Pope, Yell, and Van Buren) UACCM service area.

Benefits to Individuals

Short-term, non-credit courses are designed to provide you with the skills you need to get a job or advance in your current job. Curriculum is based on requests from industry partners and businesses, and is designed to strengthen the skills and knowledge they desire in employees. Courses include hands-on learning taught by experienced instructors.

Benefits to Employers

UACCM can provide businesses with highly-skilled employees, in turn making companies more efficient and effective. Employers can take advantage of training already scheduled by the Workforce Development and Community Education department or contact the Director of Workforce Development to request special training designed to meet the specific needs of your company. In addition, businesses can take advantage of UACCM’s Workforce Needs Assessment.

Examples of Commonly Scheduled Training

Early Child Care

  • Child Care Orientation Training
  • Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Strengthening Families
  • Pre-K Literacy Learning in Arkansas
  • Pre-K Math and Science
  • Creative Activities for Early Childhood
  • Child Development 0-3 or 3-5
  • Cradling Literacy
  • Pre-K Social-Emotional Learning

Employability

  • Employment 101
  • Team Building
  • Communication
  • Conflict Management
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Auto CAD
  • Occupational Spanish

Job-Specific Training

  • Commercial Driver Training
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Welding
  • Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance
  • Hydraulics/Pneumatics
  • Multi-meter Certification
  • HVAC Troubleshooting
  • Drafting
  • Basic Electrical

Safety

  • OSHA
  • Arc Flash Safety
  • First Aid/AED
  • CPR for Healthcare Providers
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Advantage

Some advantages of utilizing UACCM for workforce development include:

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • Custom-Designed Courses
  • Quality Instruction
  • Training provided by a responsible local provider
  • Reasonable cost
  • Classroom space & equipment
  • Flexible scheduling

Cost

The cost of the training is determined by the type of class, location and number of hours that the class meets. Some grant funding may be available. For more information, contact the Office of Workforce Development.

Workforce and Community Education Registration and Refund Policy

UACCM reserves the right to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. If a course is canceled, students may transfer credit to an upcoming class or request a full refund of payment. All refunds will be issued by check and sent through the mail and can take up to two weeks to process. If a student is unable to attend a course, requests for refunds or transfers of 100% of payment must be made at least 24 hours prior to the first class meeting.