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Published by AR Career Ed, 2018-12-19 09:47:05

The Scene_December 17- December 31, 2018


News Events Staff Announcements

December 17 - December 31, 2018

Calendar of Events Dec. 17 Cynthia Gleghorn

Dec. 18 Kristin Jackson
Dec. 24-25 Jan. 1 Dec. 18 Misty Shaw
Christmas New Year’s Day Dec. 21 Andrew Aleshire
All state offices are closed All state offices are closed Dec. 21 Conique Howard
Dec. 21 Elizabeth Ricks
Dec. 21 Pamela Rochell
Dec. 22 Chris Bacchus
Dec. 22 Philip Dobbs
Dec. 22 Shannan Faulkner
Dec. 22 Kelley Sharp
Dec. 23 Julie Hicks
Dec. 23 Rachel Howell
Jan. 8 Dec. 23 Teresa Milner
Career Education and Dec. 25 James McCune
Workforce Development Dec. 26 Mark Hollis
Board Dec. 28 William Craver
525 W. Capitol Ave. Dec. 28 Leifel Jackson
Little Rock, AR 72201 Dec. 28 Sunnie Martin
1:30 p.m. Dec. 28 Jimmy Smoke
Dec. 29 Carman Jackson
Dec. 29 Niketa Nash
Dec. 30 William Hunter
Dec. 31 Pamela Bonham
Dec. 31 Keondra Hampton

Chief of Field Services Receives Award for Leadership The

A publication by the
Arkansas Department of
Career Education
Communication Department.
Charisse Childers, Ph.D.
Communications Department
Chip McAfee,
Director of Communications
Susan King
Ellice Scales
Caty Young

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Chief of Field Services Carl Daughtery (center) received a leadership award from the
Stand Foundation Leadership Institute.

Please e-mail any submissions for The Scene
to [email protected]


December 17 - December 31, 2018 Page 2

Welcome: November New Hires Goodbye

Brian Davidson
Tamera Mack
Candace Spinks
Edward Morrow
Justin Jones
Amy Phillips
Richard Williams Terri Freeny Paul Algee
ARS/ACTI CTE Howard Nash
Fiscal Support Specialist Program Advisor
Trena Shedd

2018 Year in Review

he Arkansas Department 170,935 of all Arkansas students grades
of Career Education
Thad another successful 7–12 are enrolled in
year of helping Arkansans CTE courses and
across the state gain job-
ready skills, complete career- 12,414 secondary
building programs, and meet
the career-related goals. The students completed
mission of the Department CTE programs of study
of Career Education is to representing all of the 16
prepare a job-ready, career- Career Clusters.
bound workforce to meet the
needs of Arkansas employers.
This infographic shows a few There are 44,589 students who are members
highlights from each of our
four divisions: Adult Education, of a Career and Technical
Arkansas Rehabilitation Student Organization
Services, Career and
Technical Education, and which provides skills desired
Office of Skills Development. in business and industry.

In FY18, Arkansas had
112 Adult The Opportunities for Work-Based

Apprenticeship Learning Program served ARS Field
388 students during the 2017-
Programs 2018 school year in 16 schools Program
throughout Arkansas. 2,521

Arkansas has a GED pass rate

of 87% compared
with 4,943 to 79% nationwide. individuals

Arkansas is ranked in
apprentices: with successful
3,245 Electrical; the Top 5 nationally employment
1,303 Plumbing; for GED passers. outcomes in
395 other crafts. fiscal year 2018.


December 17 - December 31, 2018 Page 3

ARS Central Office Celebrates the Holidays

entral Office and co-workers
from across the agency (Little
CRock) and retiree Carolyn
Turner, celebrated the 2018 Holiday
Celebration @ Work on Friday,
December 14.
The event consisted of holiday
entertainment by “The Guys”:
Commissioner Alan McClain, James
McCune, Wightman Harris, Charles
Lyford, and lead singer Chip McAfee.
Everyone enjoyed an all-you-can-
eat catfish, shrimp, and chicken strips
meal catered by Riverside Catering of
Special thanks to all those that
assisted with the success of the
event: Bernice Gunter, Lisa Jordan,
Ellice Scales, Cassandra Williams,
Caty Young, Mary Hunt, and Deputy
Commissioner Joe Baxter.
Door prize winners were; William
Stevens, Caty Young and Judy Smith.

Hot Springs Field Office Celebrates the Holidays

he ARS Hot Springs Field
Office celebrated the
Tholidays with its annual
party on Dec. 10.
ACTI Culinary Arts
Instructor Bert Clevenger and
his students catered an Italian
lunch for the party. The staff
played Christmas games and
exchanged gifts.


December 17 - December 31, 2018 Page 4

ARCareerEd in the Community

Jonesboro Russellville Hot Springs

ARS District V (Russellville and Conway),
Milestones, Inc., and 20 Judicial District-
Kecheta Jacobs-McCoy and Jamie 2 Division Circuit/Juvenile-Chief of Staff The ARS Hot Springs Field Office
Barrett of the Jonesboro Field Office celebrated the graduation of six students attended the AACAE conference last
represented ARS at the Senior Expo at the that completed eight weeks of Pre- month at the Hotel Hot Springs. The
Nettleton Baptist Church in Jonesboro. Employment Transition Services. purpose of this conference is to promote
and enhance education activities for adults
in Arkansas.

Hot Springs Little Rock

The Hot Springs Field Office hosted a
transition fair on Nov. 30 for high school The I Love LK Foundation donated $2,000
juniors and seniors to learn about life after to CHI St. Vincent Project SEARCH last
high school. month.

District Manager Makes Impact with Non-Profit

istrict VII Manager (North girls at a time and provides
Little Rock and Lonoke) full-time care, counseling,
Drecently returned from a vocational education/academic
mission trip to the Dominican training, and Christianity as the
Republic. foundational religion.
Shaylon Ware founded the During Ware’s recent trip,
non-profit ICM International in she was able to bring enough
2016. ICM provides mentorship, donated items to supply the
ministry, and missions for youth Journey Center for an entire
and young adults ages 13-30. year.
Since its creation, the non-profit Ware would like to thank
has served in more than five the managers that help cover
countries and provided food and her offices during her leave and
education to over 1,000 children the people that have helped
and young adults. contribute to her cause.
Last year, Ware assisted
with developing curriculum
in Dominican Republic’s first
all-girls youth home, The
Journey Center. The Journey
Center houses up to eight

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