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Published by AR Career Ed, 2018-07-11 12:13:40

July 2018 JobReady



A Publication of the Arkansas Department of Career Education

Delta-Based Company Lauds Grants for

Boosting Employee Career Paths, Morale

Our Mission: To prepare a job-ready, career-bound
workforce to meet the needs of Arkansas employers.

On the cover Table of Contents

Kagome Foods, Inc. receives a grant
from the Office of Skills Development
(OSD) to provide training programs to Student Recovers
the company's employees. Around the State from Leg

More information about Kagome 5 Check out what the 7 Reconstruction
Foods, Inc. and the training Department of Career to Compete
sessions funded by OSD on Page 6. Education has been up
to around the state. in SkillsUSA

Career Education. 8 Monumental Role 10 Newest
July 2018
ARS Plays
A public information publication Alumna of
of the Arkansas Department of in This Year's ARA Leadership
Director Greater Little
Charisse Childers, Ph.D. Rock

Communications Department
Chip McAfee,
Director of Communications Upcoming Events
Dustin Barnes
Susan King
Ellice Scales July 10, 2018 July 12, 2018
Caty Young
[email protected] Career Education and Youth Leadership Forum
Workforce Development Mentor's Luncheon
Arkansas Department of Board Meeting Crown Plaza Hotel
Career Education 525 W. Capitol Ave. 201 S. Shackleford Road
Three Capitol Mall Little Rock, AR 72201 Little Rock, AR 72211
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201 1:30 p.m. 12:00 p.m.
501-682-1509 fax July 20, 2018 July 29-31, 2018

TEP Graduation ACTE Annual Conference
Horner Hall Hot Springs Convention
Hotel Hot Springs Center
134 Convention Blvd. 134 Convention Blvd.
Hot Springs, AR 71901 Hot Springs, AR 71901
Adult Education
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services 2:00 p.m.
Career & Technical Education
Office of Skills Development

Not your Grandfather’s CTE! Around the

areer and Technical used in local industries. This Agency
Education (CTE) has advanced training gives students ustin Barnes has been named
Ctransformed from the early a head start on a career they can Assistant Communications
days of shop class to today’s start right out of high school. DDirector for the Arkansas
high technology fields. Arkansas An Unmanned Aerial Systems Department of Career Education.
In this role, he will provide direction
has been a national leader in (also known as Drones) curriculum and support on all strategic
designing new CTE programs is being added to schools across communication efforts for the
from mobile app development to Arkansas. Beebe High School agency and its four divisions: Adult
the latest cybersecurity courses. has led the way for Barton-Lexa, Education, Arkansas Rehabilitation
Career and Technical Education is Horatio, Fort Smith Northside, Services, Career and Technical
a hot topic across the country as Fort Smith Southside, and the Education, and the Office of Skills
business and industry leaders are Don Tyson School of Innovation Barnes previously served the
looking to fill job vacancies with in Springdale to offer the program. agency as the Public Information
qualified workers. Students across Arkansas are Coordinator, a role he assumed in
The Farmington School District obtaining their Part 107 Pilot 2014.
is redesigning its high school License. Barnes, a Louisiana native, has
around the Career Academy Business and industry leaders more than a decade of experience
model, and other schools involved in Arkansas are very concerned in communications. Before joining
the agency, Barnes was an award-
in planning grants are Benton, that students are leaving high winning television news reporter,
Bryant, Jessieville, Hot Springs, school without the professional having worked in Monroe, La.;
Pine Bluff and Russellville. skills, or “soft skills,” that are vitally Jackson, Miss.; and Little Rock, Ark.
Students at Wynne High needed for success on the job. Barnes’ investigative reporting skills
School have developed an app CTE is currently offering programs were recognized by the Arkansas
Society of Professional Journalists
for the FBLA state conference, in response to the Regional in the disappearance of a Pine
which is updated each year by Advisory Council meetings that Bluff teenager, who vanished from
new Mobile App Development are held across the state in which her part-time job back in 1994.
students. They also are working local business and industry His storytelling led to authorities’
on an app for the Career Academy leaders share their employment searching a location they had not
National Conference, which will be needs and suggestions. The previously explored. This story led
to his participation in a documentary
held later this year in Houston. Modern Workplace, Teacher on TVOne’s Find Our Missing.
Students around Arkansas Internship, KATA in the Classroom, In 2017, Barnes received a
are also working to improve and Peak Performance U models Master’s Degree in Journalism with
their communities through the are all projects implemented a focus in Public Relations from
Homeland Security Community to teach workplace skills in the Kent State University. He earned
Emergency Preparedness and high school classrooms. These a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass
Junior Fire Academy courses. programs also assist schools with Communication with an emphasis
in Broadcast News from Grambling
CTE encourages students to developing a local connection with State University.
pursue their interests and turn business and industry, which is a
those interests into fulfilling jobs necessity in preparing students for
and careers. today’s workforce.
The Guy Fenter Education Today’s Career and Technical
Cooperative, in partnership with Education has many different
UA-Fort Smith, has developed looks and skills, but the end
the Automation and Robotics result is the same for all of them:
Technology program. This Preparing a skilled workforce Dustin Barnes,
opportunity offers students the to meet the needs of Arkansas Assistant
ability to learn the programming employers. Communications
of the FANUC robots, which are Director


Program Spotlight: Project SEARCH ®

roject SEARCH is partners. Partner businesses total of nine Project SEARCH
a 9-month internship see an increase in performance sites in Arkansas. The host
Pprogram that provides and retention in high-turnover, business partners include
real-life work experiences and entry-level positions. Business Washington Regional Medical
training in employability and partners also have access to Center (Fayetteville), University
independent living skills to a new, diverse talent stream of Arkansas Medical Sciences
prepare young adults living with with skills that match labor (Little Rock), Arkansas
intellectual and developmental needs. Partners experience Children's Hospital (Little
disabilities to transition increased regional and national Rock), CHI St. Vincent (Hot
to competitive integrated recognition. Springs), Ouachita County
employment outcomes. "Where do I start? I Medical Center (Camden), St.
Each Project SEARCH site knew from the start that my Bernards Regional Medical
is developed in partnership heart would be drawn to this Center (Jonesboro), Saint
between the host business wonderful program. As a former Mary's Regional Medical Center
partner, education partner, other educator, I saw the need for (Russellville), Mercy Hospital
stakeholders, and Arkansas something like this for those (Fort Smith), and The University
Rehabilitation Services (ARS). that wanted so desperately of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (Pine
During the 9-month program, to be productive members of Bluff).
the client is immersed entirely in society but did not have the Project SEARCH achieves
the host business, participating training or job skills to do so. up to 100% Competitive
in a variety of internships. Project SEARCH has changed Integrated Employment
The client receives training more lives than the interns who Outcomes. Three sites in
from supervisors, employees, participated in the program," Arkansas scored 100%
and volunteers. Through Stephanie Moffett, Business in Competitive Integrated
this training, the client gains Liaison for the Ouachita County Employment Outcomes during
competitive transferable and Medical Center (OCMC) Project the last employment measure.
marketable job skills, as well SEARCH site, said. "I see the These sites included UAMS,
as increased independence, interns' families having hope Washington Regional Medical
confidence, and self-esteem. for a future for their young Center and Arkansas Children's
"Thanks to Project adults. I see professionals Hospital. UAMS achieved
SEARCH , I have grown, that have never been given 87.5% Job Retention over its
learned new things, gained the opportunity to work with four-year operational period.
new confidence, made new developmentally challenges
friends, and BECOME A individuals soften. It has also
BETTER HUMAN BEING!" reminded them that we are all
a 2018 Project SEARCH not made the same and that we
Graduate said. "Everyone leaders have the responsibility
believed in me when I didn't of training individuals on all
think I could believe in myself. levels of the learning scale."
Project SEARCH gave me the Arkansas Rehabilitation
confidence and motivation to Services (ARS) has partnered
succeed!" with Lifestyles, Inc., ACCESS
The Project SEARCH Group, Inc. and Friendship
internship program benefits Community Cares to plan,
both the clients and business develop, and implement a


Little Rock Texarkana

ARS Commissioner Alan McClain joined
Arkansas Division of Services for the Blind ARS Field Services District IX (Texarkana
in recognizing June 25-29 as Helen Keller and El Dorado) hosted a Business and
Career Fair at the Arkansas Convention
Russellville Deaf-Blind Awareness Week. Governor Center. Fifteen businesses partnered with
Asa Hutchinson issued a proclamation to
remember the contributions of Keller, who, ARS to help arrange the event, including
although both deaf and blind, became an Tyson Foods and Walmart.
accomplished author, activist, and lecturer.
The commemoration also serves to make
Arkansans aware of the abilities of people Pine Bluff
with multisensory disabilities.

Little Rock

Deandriea Bass-Carrigan, Ph.D., ARS
Field Services District V (Russellville
and Conway) Manager, (fifth from
left) celebrates St. Mary's Regional
Medical Center's first Project SEARCH
The Pine Bluff Field Office hosted a
Career Fair at the Pine Bluff Convention
Hot Springs Center. Dozens of local businesses and
organizations were on hand to talk about
vacant jobs or the various services that
Brodie Callicot (fourth from left), who they provide. Scores of residents from
participated in Arkansas Rehabilitation Southeast Arkansas attended the event.
Services’ Transition Employment Program,
got the chance to meet Governor Asa
Hutchinson. Callicot talked to the Fort Smith
Governor about his love for computer
coding, a program which Governor
Hutchinson has implemented into every
high school in the state. Callicot is
pictured with Charisse Childers, Ph.D.,
Emma Pipkin (in the driver’s seat of Director of the Arkansas Department of
the forklift) is the first Certified Nurses Career Education; Alan McClain, ARS
Assistant at the Arkansas Career Training Commissioner; Governor Asa Hutchinson;
Institute to receive the qualifications for David Maples, Member, Arkansas State The Fort Smith ARS Field Office collected
the Forklift Certification. “She handled that Rehabilitation Council; and Christopher towels to benefit Riverview HOPE
200,000-pound forklift with finesse,” said Lynch, ARCareerEd Program Coordinator, Campus, the Fort Smith homeless shelter.
Forklift/Material Handling and Logistics Science, Technology, Engineering and The office donated 85 bath towels, 40
Instructor Rebecca Schwarz. Math (STEM). hand towels, and 221 washcloths.


Delta-Based Company Lauds Grants for Boosting

Employee Career Paths, Morale

erry Wilson is still trying to get
comfortable at his new desk and in
Jhis new role.
Earlier this year, Wilson was named
Plant Manager of Kagome Foods, Inc.,
located in Osceola. He previously
served as Maintenance Manager for the
Japanese-based company, which makes
sauces for major food chains.
“My leadership style was recognized,
and I was approached to seek this role,”
Wilson said.
He credits the fine-tuning of his
leadership style to some leadership
development sessions in which he
participated through his employer.
Middle and senior managers were
selected in an effort to improve their
leadership and team building skills.
“It was very enlightening. You Jerry Wilson has been named Plant Manager of Kagome Foods, Inc., located in
develop certain skills as a manager, but Osceola. Wilson credits his promotion to the skills he learned in the training sessions
you think that everyone has the same offered at his employer, paid in part through grants from the Office of Skills Development
skillset,” Wilson said. “We found out (OSD).
immediately that a lot of the strengths
and weaknesses among the managers
were not the same,” he said. In addition to the leadership Development has granted Arkansas
Douglas Echols, Talent Development development training, several employees businesses with more than $4.3 million to
Manager for Kagome Foods, Inc., said at the Mississippi County plant also enrich the skills of the labor force better.
it is critical for companies to invest in participated in a Microsoft Excel training “When training costs are cut by 50
its workforce. It’s not only an economic to improve their data collecting skills, to 75 percent, and the result is employee
benefit, but it is also a morale booster. as well as hands-on technical training skill levels being raised companies pay
“The key component to this position to improve internal processes. The higher wages and benefits, employ more
is to figure out what can we do to help company teamed up with Arkansas Arkansans, and invest money back into
improve the retention rate and to show Northeastern College for the trainings, the business and community,” said Cody
people that we care. We want people to which highlights the partnerships that Waits, Deputy Director of the Office of
be here,” Echols said. prove beneficial between business and Skills Development.
But paying for training programs industry and the education community. Echols said some Kagome
and sessions can be a considerable “The comptrollers are looking at how employees had seen promotions as
cost. Echols said he is fortunate to much the trainings cost. We know we a result of the skills they learned and
have learned about the Office of Skills want to invest more, but it gives you the mastered after having attended the
Development grants, which are provided freedom to get more training, whereas if training sessions. The advancements
through the Arkansas Department of we had to pay for it, we probably could have served as motivation for those
Career Education. These grants allow only have one,” Echols said. who would like to move up – as it shows
Arkansas employers to provide workforce The grants are made possible growth is achievable.
training and education programs to through Act 892 of 2015, which the “I’ve seen people take a lot more
employees, which will enhance and Arkansas State Legislature passed to pride into the work they’re doing. They
sustain the growth and effectiveness of create the Office of Skills Development. take more ownership in the job. They’re
companies. These funds support the development of more excited,” Echols said.
“It’s definitely a huge benefit for the Arkansas workforce by strategically For more information about the
allowing us to keep our doors open for investing in workforce training programs Office of Skills Development grants, visit
the different kinds of training available,” that are prioritized by employer needs
Echols said. and economic impact. Since the development/skills-development-grants.
legislation passed, the Office of Skills


From the Board:
Student Recovers from Leg Reconstruction Vice Chair Named

to Compete in SkillsUSA Competition One of the 2018

Women to Watch
by SoirÉe Magazine

ina Radke, Vice
Chair of the Career
GEducation and
Workforce Development
Board, was selected by Little
Rock SoirÉe Magazine as a
member of the 2018 Class of
Women to Watch.
Little Rock SoirÉe
Magazine selected 29 local
women that are making
Rose Villalvazo was one of few chosen to compete in this year's SkillsUSA competition an impact in business,
after enduring multiple reconstructive surgeries in both legs. philanthropy and in the

fter overcoming adversity, a high She spent 27 days in the Intensive community for the 2018 Class
school senior was one of a few Care Unit (ICU) and had four of Women to Watch.
Achosen to represent her school reconstructive surgeries to repair her To read more about the
during this year's SkillsUSA competition. legs. After five months of rehabilitation, Women to Watch 2018, visit
Sierra Rose Villalvazo, 18, of she regained enough muscle strength to
Mountain Home did not know how be able to return to welding in boots and
to use a torch or even read a tape on crutches. It was later that school year women-to-watch.
measure when she first enrolled in that she was chosen to compete.
welding courses. “Throughout Rose’s process
"I took a class I knew nothing about she has shown so much heart and
because I wanted to be able to create determination for her love of welding,”
anything I could imagine," Villalvazo her welding instructor Rick Hastings
said. said. “She shows great morals and
Villalvazo credits her welding values with her excellent work ethic
instructor for her confidence in learning and her attentiveness to her learning
these new skills. “It was my instructor process.”
that made me truly believe in myself,” Villalvazo will attend Arkansas
Villalvazo said. “Through his patience State University-Mountain Home, where
and willingness to teach me, I learned Hastings teaches, to pursue a degree in Gina Radke,
that there was nothing I couldn’t do if I the welding program.
just applied myself. I was determined “I am elated for Rose’s future in the Vice Chair
to push myself to become better every welding industry as she continues to
day.” push through the minority and rises to
Last year, Villalvazo broke both of the task set before her,” Hastings said.
her legs during an accident. She was Villalvazo did not win at SkillsUSA;
only in her first year of welding and however, she is proud of the progress
was concerned that this accident could she has made in the pursuit of her
be the end of her dream of becoming dream and overcoming the challenges
a welder. “All I could think about was, she has faced. “What matters the most
‘Will I be able to weld again?’” Villalvazo is that I’ve come a long way from where
said. I began,” Villalvazo said.


ARS Well Represented at ARA Conference

rkansas Rehabilitation Services
played a monumental role in the
A2018 Arkansas Rehabilitation
Association Conference, which took
place May 30-June 1 at Hotel Hot
Springs. This year’s theme was
“Strength Through Inclusion.” ARS
staff members either served as
panelists or attended the sessions.
Those who attended sessions will
receive continuing education credits,
as they will be able to incorporate
what they learned into their profession.
ARS Administrative Specialist Carrie Walmart, Inc., received the Employer of the Year Award. Pictured (left to right) are
Woodall served as ARA President. Rodney Chandler, ARS Director of Business Engagement; Florie Murray, Walmart
Representative; Angela Hamil, Walmart Representative; Ted Parks, Walmart
Representative; Tara Pettiet, Walmart Representative; Alan McClain, ARS Commissioner;
and Charisse Childers, Ph.D., Director, Arkansas Department of Career Education.

Jennifer Watkins (center) accepts the
Harold E. Thomas Scholarship, which The Vincent Bond Scholarship Award was
was presented by Euchay Horsman, presented to Janita Springfield (center),
Ph.D., CRC, Professor in UALR’s School a student at the University of Arkansas.
Jerelene Watson, an Administrative of Counseling, Human Performance, The award was presented by Stephanie
Specialist in the Pine Bluff Field Office, and Rehabilitation, (left) and Kasi Miller, Lusk, Ph.D., CRC, a professor at the
was presented the Support Staff of President-Elect of ARA. This scholarship University of Arkansas, (left) and Kasi
the Year Award by Quincy Pridgeon. is awarded to a student majoring in a Miller, President-Elect of ARA. Springfield
Pridgeon, a counselor in the Pine Bluff rehabilitation-related field at any Arkansas is majoring in rehabilitation counseling.
Field Office, nominated Watson for the university.

Yasmin Guillen (center) received the Julie Hill (center) is the recipient of
E. Russell Baxter Scholarship Award. It The Arkansas Association of Multicultural the Butch Barnes Scholarship, which
was presented by Euchay Horsman, Rehabilitation Concerns (AAMRC) is awarded to students majoring in
Ph.D., CRC, Professor in UALR’s School presented a $500 book scholarship to rehabilitation counseling at any Arkansas
of Counseling, Human Performance, Daniel Johnson (center), who will be university. Hill is a doctoral student at the
and Rehabilitation, (left) and Kasi Miller, majoring in physics at Hendrix College University of Arkansas. The award was
President-Elect of ARA. This scholarship in Conway. Johnson was presented the presented by Stephanie Lusk, Ph.D., CRC,
is awarded to students attending UALR scholarship by Darlene Owens, AAMRC a professor at the University of Arkansas,
who are majoring in rehabilitation President (left) and Valencia Butler, (left) and Kasi Miller, President-Elect of
counseling. AAMRC Scholarship Chairwoman. ARA.


ARS Well Represented at ARA Conference

The recipient of the R. Lewis Urton
Christina King (center) is the recipient of Scholarship is Tawayia Jackson (left), AAMRC also recognized Ellice Scales,
the Rick Fleetwood Scholarship, which is a student at Arkansas Tech University. (right) former AAMRC President, for
awarded to any undergraduate or graduate The scholarship is awarded to students her tireless efforts as a leader for the
student in a rehabilitation-related field. attending ATU majoring in rehabilitation organization on the state and national
She was presented the award by Kasi science. Jackson was presented the levels. Darlene Owens presented Scales
Miller, President-Elect of ARA, and the scholarship by Penny Willmering, Ph.D., with the award.
award’s namesake, Rick Fleetwood, CEO, Director/ Professor in ATU’s Rehabilitation
Snell Prosthetic & Orthotic Laboratory. Sciences Program, (center) and Kasi
Miller, President-Elect of ARA.

Bonnie O’Boyle (right) accepts the
Counselor of the Year Award from Kasi
Miller, President-Elect of ARA. O’Boyle is
a Counselor in the Fayetteville Field Office.

AAMRC surprised Judy S. Smith (third from left) by recognizing her for her contributions
to the organization with an award named in her honor – the J.S. Smith Service Award.
She was presented the honor by (left to right) Carl Daughtery, ARS Chief of Field
Services; Darlene Owens, AAMRC President; and Alan McClain, ARS Commissioner.

*Not Pictured: Jacob Woodall is the recipient of the Cheryl O’Dell Scholarship. Cassandra Daugherty (left) was
Woodall was unable to accept the award in person due to his working full time and presented with the Rehabilitant of the Year
going to school. He is a student at Henderson State University and majoring in award. Christina Clausen, ARA Board
wildlife biology. Member, presented Daugherty with the


ARCareerEd Employee Newest Alumna of Leadership Greater Little Rock

elly Hunt Lyon, Ed.D.,
Strategic Planning and
KDevelopment Manager
for the Arkansas Department of
Career Education, is the newest
alumna of Leadership Greater
Little Rock. The program, which
is an initiative of the Little Rock
Regional Chamber, seeks to
develop community leaders by
informing them on a wide range
of local public policy issues.
Participants are challenged
through a series of lectures and
tours, which organizers hope
will urge leaders to become
involved with local issues and
the decision-making process.
Lyon is a member of the 33rd
class to have completed the Lyon (middle) is pictured with Bobby Harris, Co-Chair, Leadership Greater Little Rock
Class XXXIII, and Robin Connell, Chair, Leadership Greater Little Rock Class XXXIII.

CTE Student Honored
in Washington D.C.
West Memphis Students Attend Showcase shley Turner, Arkansas
CTE student, received
Hosted by Career Coaches Aa Presidential Scholar
he Arkansas Department of Medallion during a ceremony
Career Education’s Career in Washington, D.C. Turner is
TCoach Program partnered with one of 161 high school seniors
the Academies of West Memphis to to be named a U.S. Presidential
host a showcase for freshmen in the Scholar. To read more about
West Memphis School District. Ashley Turner's accomplishment,
The showcase allowed students visit
the opportunity to explore technical
programs offered to them beginning
their sophomore year of high school
through the ASU Mid-South and West Students speak with an instructor
Memphis School District partnership. about the welding program and career
Three hundred students attended opportunities in the field.
the event. The programs represented
were Diesel, Welding, Hospitality,
Mechatronics, Digital Media, Medical
Profession, Information Technology,
Cyber Security, Criminal Justice, and
Supply and Demand.


Career Education and Workforce
Development Board

Hugh McDonald, Chairman, Little
Senior Management Team Rock
Gina Radke, Vice Chairman,
Charisse Childers, Ph.D., Director Adam Arroyos, Ph.D., Fayetteville
Don Bellcock, Internal Auditor Jerry Cash, Ed.D., Harrison
Lorna Claudio, Chief Financial Officer D. Alan McClain, Commissioner Scott Copas, Little Rock
Otis Dixon, Chief Information Officer Joseph Baxter, Deputy Commissioner
Chip McAfee, Director of Communications Jonathan Bibb, Administrator/Associate Michael Garner, Hensley
Stacy Gunderman, Batesville
Dustin Barnes, Assistant Director of Commissioner, Arkansas Career Training Troy Keeping, Marion
Communications Institute
Kelly Hunt Lyon, Ed.D., Strategic Planning Rodney Chandler, Director of Business Steve Percival, Little Rock
and Development Manager Engagement Jenifer Price, Springdale
DeCarlia Smith, Human Resources Carl Daughtery, Chief of Field Services/ Jeff Standridge, Ed.D., Conway
Keith Vire, Ph.D., Fayetteville
Administrator Associate Commissioner
Lisa A. Thompson, Personnel Manager Lynn Franquemont, Director of Burton Weis, Fort Smith
Ex-Officio Members
Community Service Programs Richard Abernathy, Ed.D.,
Charles Lyford, General Counsel Executive Director, AR Association of
James McCune, Chief Financial Officer Educational Administrators
Judy Smith, Transition Director of Special Daryl Bassett, Director, AR
Trenia Miles, Ed.D., Deputy Director Projects Department of Workforce Services
Bridget Bullard Criner, Associate Director Robert Treviño, Associate Commissioner Paul Beran, Ph.D., Chancellor, UA
for Program, Planning Development & Fort Smith
Evaluation Johnny Key, Commissioner, AR
Nathan Winter, Associate Commissioner Department of Education
for Access & Accommodations
Maria Markham, Ph.D., Director, AR
Department of Higher Education
Mike Preston, Director, AR
Cheryl Wiedmaier, Ph.D., Associate Economic Development Commission
Director Bill Stovall, Executive Director, AR
Sonja Wright-McMurray, Associate Cody Waits, Deputy Director Community Colleges
Director for Special Programs Stephanie Isaacs, Associate Director

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