Arkansas community colleges are partnering with industry to close skills gaps around the state. 

The 22 Arkansas community colleges are tackling training and job readiness head-on through partnerships with local industry and innovative curriculum to provide for industry growth across the state.

It’s a big job…

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Only 18.5% of Arkansans in the labor force work in skilled trade jobs

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MANUFACTURING ADDED
2,500 JOBS IN ARKANSAS

from June 2017 to June 2018

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CONSTRUCTION ADDED 1,900 JOBS IN ARKANSAS

from June 2017 to June 2018

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4,850 TRUCKING COMPANIES WITH
84,180 TRUCKING INDUSTRY JOBS IN ARKANSAS

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…but Arkansas community colleges are doing it!

There is a community college campus near you offering affordable, hands-on training programs.

Community colleges are on a mission, and they’re not working alone…

PARTNERSHIPS

Learn how Arkansas community colleges are partnering with local businesses to provide training for local jobs.

IMPACT

Learn about the impact Arkansas community colleges are having on the lives of Arkansans.

TAKE ACTION

Help Arkansas community colleges spread the word about the importance of their training opportunities.