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Published by AR Career Ed, 2017-08-07 11:28:06

JobReady: August 2017 Issue

A publication by the Arkansas Department of Career Education.

A Publication of the Arkansas Department of Career Education







































































State’s Top GED Scorers
®

Ready to Take on the World

On the cover Table of Contents


Tala Oates (right) celebrates
with a supporter after YLF Prepares Around the State
accepting her award for being Delegates for Life Check out what the
one of the state’s top GED 4 After High School 6 Department of Career
®
scorers. Education has been up
to around the state.
More about the state’s top
GED scorers is on Page 5. “Lights, Camera, Alma Students Help
®
8 Joey Travolta Leads 9 to Make a Dream
Independence”:
Come True
Students with

August 2017 Disabilities in Film
Camp

A public information publication
Charisse Childers, Ph.D. 9 Participants Ready 10 Represent Well
of the Arkansas Department of Project SEARCH ® Arkansas
CTSOs
Sends Off
Career Education.
Director
at National
for Work
Competitions
Communications Department
Dustin Barnes
Susan King
Chip McAfee
Caty Sample
Ellice Scales Upcoming Events
[email protected]

Arkansas Department of Aug. 9, 2017 Aug. 14, 2017
Career Education Career Education and First Day of School
Three Capitol Mall Workforce Development All public schools in the
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201 Board Meeting state will start the 2017-
501-682-1500 525 W. Capitol Ave. 2018 school year.
501-682-1509 fax Little Rock, AR 72201
1:30 p.m.
ARCareerEd.org
Aug. 15, 2017 Sept. 4, 2017

Cumulus Career Expo Labor Day
presented by the Arkansas In observance of Labor
Department of Career Day, all state offices will be
Education closed.
Metroplex Event Center
Adult Education
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services 10800 Colonel Glenn Rd.
Career & Technical Education Little Rock, AR 72204
Office of Skills Development 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Program Spotlight: Arkansas Department of Career Education

he Arkansas Department of disabilities on their quest to becoming formed by the signing of Act 892
Career Education’s mission is independent. ARS has 19 field during the 2015 Legislative Session,
Tto prepare a job-ready, career offices across that state that serve coordinates career and technical
bound workforce to meet the needs Arkansans in all of the state’s 75 education programs in secondary
of Arkansas employers.There are counties. The Arkansas Career technical centers and apprenticeships
nearly 550 employees in the agency. Training Institute (ACTI), located with the skills needed by business
The agency has four divisions: in Hot Springs, is a 24-hour, state- and industry. This division also
Adult Education owned vocational rehabilitation awards grants to public and private
The Adult Education Division facility where Arkansans with entities for workforce development
aims to provide basic skills classes to disabilities can live while studying training.
adults without a high school diploma. to earn certification in more than a Career Education and Workforce
This division provides classes to help dozen career fields. Development Board
Arkansans improve their educational Career & Technical Education The Career Education and
skills and prepare for the General CTE addresses the needs of Workforce Development Board is
Educational Diploma (GED ) exams high-growth industries and helps made up of 18 members appointed
®
or postsecondary standardized close the skills gap. Today’s cutting- by the Governor. This board
entrance exams. edge, rigorous and relevant CTE advises the agency on workforce
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services prepares youth and adults for a development and economic
ARS seeks to prepare Arkansans wide range of high-wage, high-skill, development matters. These board
with disabilities for work and to high-demand careers right here in members represent the various
lead productive and independent Arkansas. industry sectors that are found
lives. This division has an array Office of Skills Development throughout the state.
of programs to guide people with The Office of Skills Development,

From the Board: Director’s Update

Board Elects

New Officers actual jobs and careers while still in
school.
he Career Education and Charisse Childers, Ph.D. Benefits to Schools: WBL can help
schools by expanding curriculum,
Workforce Development exposing students to state-of-the-
TBoard elected new officers art equipment and technology, and
at its July 12th meeting. e’ve all heard the old adage increasing student retention and
Hugh McDonald of Little Rock that you can’t get a job without graduation rates. It can also help create
will serve as Chair and Gina Wexperience and you can’t get a stronger relationship between the
Radke of North Little Rock will experience without a job. However, school and community leaders.
Work-based learning (WBL) might be
Benefits to Employers: WBL helps
serve as Vice Chair. the answer to both of those challenges. employers by giving them a pool of
McDonald and Radke are WBL is a way of introducing students to skilled and motivated potential future
leaders in their industry and we working professionals and help those employees, reducing recruitment
are honored by their service to students understand jobs, careers, and and training costs, and providing an
our agency. the skills that are required in today’s opportunity for community service.
workforce. WBL includes internships, Work-based learning is a win-
mentoring, and apprenticeship. Simply win situation for all involved and we
put, it’s a way for students to test-drive are eager to see more opportunities
a career and learn things that can’t be for WBL in Arkansas. We encourage
taught in a classroom. businesses and schools to come
Benefits to Students: WBL can together to help both our students and
help students see a clear connection our state succeed. Please contact
between school and work which can us here at AR Career Ed if you have
improve their overall academic success any questions about WBL or for any
by showing them the application of assistance in starting a work-based
McDonald Radke classroom learning in a real-world learning program.
setting. It also helps them to explore


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Around the Agency






Williams Elected to National FBLA-PBL Board



andon Williams, the the board began this month.
Business and Marketing In this role, Williams will serve
STechnology Program as a member of the policy making
Coordinator for the Arkansas body of the organization as outlined
Department of Career Education, by the Articles of Incorporation of
has been elected to the National FBLA-PBL. FBLA-PBL prepares
Board of Directors for Future secondary and postsecondary
Business Leaders of America- students for business and business-
Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL). related fields to develop vocational
As a board member, he will and career supportive competencies
represent the Southern Region, and to promote civic and personal Sandon Williams is the Business and
which includes Alabama, responsibilities. Marketing Technology Program Coordinator
for the Arkansas Department of Career
Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, “I am excited to represent Education.
Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, not only Arkansas FBLA but the
North Carolina, South Carolina, Southern Region as a whole,” said My goal is to be a strong advocate
Tennessee, Virginia, and West Williams. “I am reminded daily of the for the Southern Region and help
Virginia. benefits of this amazing organization establish Arkansas as a national
Williams’ three year term on and I cannot wait to begin my term. leader within the organization.”






YLF Prepares Delegates for Life After High School


ore than forty delegates The delegates took the much-
learned about money anticipated trip to the capital city
Mmanagement, job interview to tour the Arkansas State Capitol
tips, and other independent living Building and to learn how state
skills while participating in the government functions.
annual Youth Leadership Forum Following the tour at the
for students with disabilities, which Capitol, the delegates attended
took place during the week of the Mentor’s Luncheon at the
July 9-14 on the campus of the Crowne Plaza Hotel, where they
University of Central Arkansas. were encouraged by Dr. Natalie
YLF, a five-day leadership Parks, the keynote speaker. A Delegates relish in holding stacks of money
program sponsored by ARS, is licensed psychologist, Parks while at the State Treasurer’s Office.
geared toward helping rising helps companies by empowering
11th and 12th grade students staff members to realize their full
with disabilities to make informed potential.
decisions as it relates to their This program is available at no
futures. The delegates get the cost to the participants. Students
opportunity to interact with the undergo a competitive process in
presenters and other delegates, order to be selected. Students
which represent all corners of the from all 75 counties are eligible to ARS Commissioner Alan McClain offers words
state. apply. of encouragement and advice to YLF Delegates.


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State’s Top GED Scorers Ready to Take on the World
®

ith the Old Supreme Court worked as a deputy prosecuting
Room as the backdrop, attorney in Pulaski County for some
Wcommendations and well time. In 2014, she started her own
wishes were expressed to the law firm.
twenty-five Arkansans who scored “Work toward your goals.
in the top percentile among all test Don’t give up. If life happens, let it
takers in the state in 2016. happen. Get back up and try again,”
More than 4,000 Arkansans took she continued.
the exam, which is comprised of four At the May ceremony, the
sections and two open response honorees accepted plaques from Andrea Peterka (center, holding plaque) of
questions. This format, adopted in Charisse Childers, Ph.D., Director of Hot Springs scored the 19th highest score in the
2014, reflects the current learning the Arkansas Department of Career state on the GED exam.
®
methods outlined by the Career and Education; Trenia Miles, Ed.D.,
College Readiness Standards. Deputy Director of Adult Education;
“Good things come to those who and Dianne Doyle, Administrator of
work hard,” said Tamera Deaver, GED Testing.
®
a North Little Rock attorney who Arkansas consistently ranks
served as the keynote speaker. as one of the top states with the
She received her GED credential highest pass rates on the exam. In
®
in 1997. After graduating with 2016, Arkansas had a pass rate of
a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 95 percent, which surpassed the
Psychology with a minor in Writing, national pass rate of 79 percent.
she enrolled into law school. She Tamera Deaver, a North Little Rock attorney,
motivates the honorees.




Crossett, Watson Chapel School Districts to Begin JAG Programs

ntergy Arkansas has provided dedicated to preventing dropouts
Jobs for Arkansas Graduates, among high school students deemed
Ewhich is the state affiliate of at-risk or disadvantaged. Since 2007,
the national organization Jobs for Arkansas’s JAG program has been
America’s Graduates (JAG), with recognized with the “5-of-5 National
$75,000 to begin models at Crossett Performance Award,” achieving high
High School and Watson Chapel marks for exceeding performance
High School and to pay for student outcomes in the following five key
conferences. areas: graduation rate, positive
Tom Kennedy, Entergy Arkansas’s outcomes rate, aggregate employment
Vice President of Public Affairs, rate, full-time jobs rate, and full-time Standing left to right are the following:
recognized the partnership with the placement rate. Charisse Childers, Ph.D., Director of the
schools at an event at the Arkansas Crossett Public Schools Arkansas Department of Career Education; Tom
State Capitol. Superintendent Gary Williams said this Kennedy, Entergy Arkansas’s Vice President
“Entergy has long been involved funding will help his district prepare of Public Affairs; Carl Whimper, College and
in economic development in this state, students for meaningful careers. Career Coach, Watson Chapel School District;
Kerri Williams, Ed.S., School Improvement
and it is our belief a rising tide raises JAG is offered in 110 schools with Specialist, Watson Chapel School District;
all ships. For us to recruit the jobs that 113 programs across Arkansas and Kenneth Smith, JAG President and CEO; and
we need in this state, we need to have is a special program of Career and Sonja Wright-McMurray, Associate Director for
Special Projects for the Arkansas Department of
an educated workforce. We’re proud Technical Education. Career Education.
to be a part of that,” Kennedy said. The JAG programs at Watson
JAG is an organization that is Chapel and Crossett will begin this fall.



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Little Rock Vilonia



















The Vilonia High School TSA
Chapter was awarded the State
Little Rock Chapter Excellence Award at
the TSA National Convention in
Orlando, Florida. Their advisor,
Abigail Fryar (left), ARS Counselor Jami Eubanks, was awarded
in the Hot Springs Field Office, just the TSA High School Advisor of
completed The Stand Foundation
Edward Coleman Leadership the Year for Arkansas.
Institute. This is a five month
leadership training program that
focuses on personal, career, and
community service development. Her Hot Springs
Congratulations to the staff at supervisor, District VI Manager Gaye
ACTI who participated in the Jones-Washington (right), went to
Blue & You Fitness Challenge the graduation ceremony to support
contest! They won First Place in Fryar.
their division.


North Little Rock
Fayetteville

One hundred fifteen high school
students from around the state
graduated from the Transition
Employment Project, a program
designed to give students the
necessary skills to transitioning
from high school to adult life.
For several weeks, students
lived on the ACTI campus
Staff members in the North Little while engaging in activities
Rock Field Office cut the ribbon The Fayetteville Field Office that develop lifelong career
on its brand new office, located Staff held a Community readiness skills. Dozens of
on 3901 McCain Park Drive. This Connections in its newly- family and friends attended the
opportunity also served as the renovated office. completion ceremony.
office’s Community Connections.




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ARA Recommits to Vision During Conference


he Arkansas Rehabilitation
Association held its annual
Tconference in Hot Springs during
the week of May 31-June 2. This
year’s theme was “One Team, One
Vision.”




Alonzo Spears (left) accepts the
Arkansas Association of Rehabilitation Angela Fisher (right) accepts the Thirland
Technicians and Specialists (ARTS) Award “Danny” Mckissic Scholarship. Janie
from Jimmy and Cheryl Hatmaker. Crafford presented the scholarship.








Kimberley Holland (right) was
recognized by Gaye Jones-Washington as
the 2017 Counselor of the Year.


Stephanie Lusk, Ph.D., presents the
Vincent H. Bond Award to Devon Rooney.



William Stevens (middle) and Jermaine
Moore (not pictured) were recognized
as Rehabilitants of the Year by Paul
Hickerson and Jenny Adams.





William Garner, Rh.D., presents the E.
Russell Baxter Scholarship to Rachel Janie Crafford presents the ARS
Tischer (right). Commissioner’s Scholarship to Crys
Aguilera (right).













In the absence of Olivia Jones, Gaye
Jones Washington (left) accepts the
Arkansas Association of Multicultural
Rehabilitation Concerns (AAMRC) Book Meagan Bryant (right) accepts the
Rick Fleetwood (left) presents the Rick Scholarship in the amount of $500 from Lewis Urton Scholarship Award. Penny
Fleetwood Scholarship to Melissa Barrios. AAMRC President Ellice Scales. Willerming presented the scholarship.

7

“Lights, Camera, Independence”: Joey Travolta Leads Students with Disabilities in Film Camp

ovie director and producer young people with developmental
Joey Travolta, who is the older disabilities went to new heights in
Mbrother of Oscar-winning actor 2005 while producing Normal People
John Travolta, took a break from the Scare Me: A Film about Autism. The
bright lights in Hollywood to spend documentary was directed by a fifteen-
some time in northwest Arkansas. year-old boy with autism. Travolta
But he did not take a break from served as his mentor. That experience
filmmaking. led to creation of Inclusion Films to
Travolta directed a series of short teach film to high school juniors and
films in Bentonville with the help of seniors with developmental disabilities.
some Arkansas high school juniors “Two of my best friends growing Standing with Joey Travolta, (middle) from
and seniors with disabilities. Taking up were special ed students. I was left to right, are the following: Maryanne
place at the Northwest Arkansas the protector and that’s carried on. It’s Caldwell, Statewide Transitions Manager,
Community College, the site served always been part of me,” he said. Arkansas Rehabilitation Services; Rachel
Travolta, Director of Partnerships & Business
as the location of Joey Travolta’s Arkansas Rehabilitation Services Development, Inclusion Films; Alan McClain,
Inclusion Film Camp. collaborated with Travolta to find more Commissioner, Arkansas Rehabilitation
This is the first time Travolta has than fifty students from across the Services; Amy Jones, District I Manager,
hosted this camp in Arkansas. “It’s state to participate in this camp. Arkansas Rehabilitation Services; Carl
Daughtery, Chief of Field Services, Arkansas
been a blast. Everyone has jumped Later this year, the students Rehabilitation Services; and Dana Byrum,
in. I think we’re going to have a great and their families will get a chance District IV Manager, Arkansas Rehabilitation
final project,” said Travolta. to see the final product. Arkansas Services.
For eleven years, Travolta and Rehabilitation Services and camp
his staff have conducted film camps organizers are planning a red carpet
across the country, seeking to support gala with the feel of Oscar night to
young people with disabilities in their show the films that were created by
quest to reach their full potential, the students.
despite the challenges with which they “This is an exciting opportunity
live. The camp teaches participants for our students,” said Maryanne
how to apply communication skills, Caldwell, Statewide Transition
teamwork, and self-determination Manager for Arkansas Rehabilitation
techniques that can be transferred into Services. “We are all about
any job setting. ensuring that our students can lead
Travolta’s passion for people independent lives. This camp helps us Camp participants seen in character for their
with disabilities began years before to help them as we groom people with roles in one of the short films.
his celebrated movie career. Travolta disabilities for meaningful careers.”
was a special education teacher in
New Jersey. Yet his desire to help





Arkansas CTE Students Selected as Semifinalists for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program
hree Arkansas high school of Brookland High School, and
seniors were named Emily Richey of Paris High School
Tsemifinalists in the U.S. were nominated for the prestigious
Presidential Scholars Program based honor. This is a program of the U.S.
on their accomplishments in career Department of Education.
and technical education, in addition To be considered, the students
to their academic achievements, had to submit essays, self-
ACT/SAT scores, leadership, and assessments, transcripts, and other Program, created in 1964, recognizes
community service. documents to prove their scholastic the nation’s top high school seniors. It
Oliver Steven-Assheuer of Hot distinction. is one of the nation’s highest honors
Springs High School, Madison Dugger The U.S. Presidential Scholars for high school students.


8

Project SEARCH Sends Off Participants Ready for Work
®

ince 2014, when the first Jonesboro.
group of interns graduated “Our state needs Project
Sfrom Project SEARCH , it is SEARCH ,” said Alan McClain,
®
®
nearly impossible to find a dry eye Commissioner for Arkansas
during the closeout ceremony. Each Rehabilitation Services, at the UAMS
participant gives an emotional tribute graduation ceremony. “The world
of thanks to the people they believe needs Project SEARCH , and I am
®
played an important role to reaching so thankful for your commitment to
the milestone. see it through and to graduate and
“I began to think my disability to help promote Project SEARCH ®
didn’t make me the right fit. Little did throughout the world. You’re going
I know at the time that this is where to impact so many people.”
I belonged,” said Bryan Purifoy, who Project SEARCH boasts of Melinda Spradling, (left) Project SEARCH
®
®
completed the Project SEARCH ® placing more than ninety six percent Coordinator at Arkansas Children’s Hospital,
program at Arkansas Children’s of interns into jobs. Many of them consoles Christon Jones, a graduate, during the
Hospital. already have a job by the time they ceremony.
Project SEARCH is fully finish the program.
®
funded by Arkansas Rehabilitation Samuel Langston, who
Services, a division of the Arkansas completed the UAMS model,
Department of Career Education. has a full-time job at the Dillard’s
University of Arkansas for Medical Distribution Center.
Sciences (UAMS) was the first “Project SEARCH has helped
®
site for Project SEARCH in me pursue my dreams to becoming
®
Arkansas. Now, models have been independent while having a disability.
implemented at CHI St. Vincent It helped me to become capable of
in Hot Springs, Ouachita County accomplishing things that I didn’t see
Medical Center in Camden, and myself doing,” Langston said. Savion Battles accepts his certificate from
St. Bernards Medical Center in UAMS Chancellor Dan Rahn, M.D.




Alma Students Help to Make a Dream Come True


West Fork Middle School and created a strategic plan to raise
Student is heading to Disney funds for the cause. They raised it
A World, thanks to the efforts through various fund raisers, such
made by the Alma High DECA and as selling foam fingers, beads, and
Student Council organizations. community discount cards.
The two student groups raised Alma students notified Rosie that
more than $8,000 for the Make-A-Wish she would be going to Disney World.
program, a charity initiative to fulfill “I never knew Make-A-Wish
a wish for children living with life- had such a huge impact on the child
threatening illnesses. getting the wish granted until I got to
“I think that it is amazing that a see it with my own eyes,” said Abigail West Fork Middle School Student, Rosie,
group of students are able and willing Langley, a junior at Alma High. is heading to Disney World thanks to a
group of Alma High School Students.
to work together and create such a DECA is one of the state's career
special moment for a Wish Kid out and technical student organizations
of the goodness in their hearts,” said and is managed by the Student and entrepreneurs for careers in
Martin Dyer, a sophomore at Alma Leadership Center, established by marketing, finance, hospitality, and
High. the Department of Career Education. management in high schools and
The students formed a committee DECA prepares emerging leaders colleges around the globe.


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Arkansas CTSOs Represent Well at National Competitions


ongratulations to the Arkansas 9th Place –Computer Gaming and Simulation
students who represented
Martin Tran – Fort Smith
Cthe state at the national (and 4th Place –Cyber Security
international) competitions for the
student organizations of which they Sean Chambers – Paris
are members. Students advanced 8th Place –Database Design &
to these competitions based on their Applications
placement on the state level.
Georgina Bautista, Hannah
DECA International Career Powell – Piggott
Development Conference 9th Place –Graphic Design
Anaheim, CA Jordan Gills - Murfreesboro
8th Place –Public Speaking II Alma High School student, Josephine
Meinardus, accepts her award for second place
Josephine Meinardus - Alma High School in Entrepreneurship Promotion Plan at the DECA
2nd place - Entrepreneurship Promotion Plan Connor Broyles – Siloam Springs International Career Development Conference in
10th Place – Public Speaking II Anaheim, CA.
Jake Green, Chris DuCote, Evan Gonzales
– Har-Ber High School Mason Westphal – Bentonville
5th Place Virtual Business Challenge - 3rd Place –Securities &
Retailing Investments
Sherry Siler - Advisor, Alma High School Tyrell Gabriel – Omaha
Outstanding Service Award 6th Place –Spreadsheet
Applications
2 students placed in the Top Ten in the nation
Jasmine McClellan – Omaha
SkillsUSA National Leadership 5th Place –Word Processing
and Skills Conference McKinley Carr - Armorel Newport High School Chapter received second place
in Parliamentary Procedure at the HOSA International
Louisville, KY 10th Place –Word Processing Leadership Conference in Orlando, FL.

Sarah Gill and Tyler Ramey-Har-Ber High HOSA International
School
Silver- Digital Cinema Production Leadership Conference
Orlando, FL
Summer Harrell-
Northwest Technical Institute Newport High School Chapter
Silver-Automotive Refinishing Technology 2nd place -Parliamentary
Procedure
Courtney Plyler-Pulaski Technical College- Conway Career Center
Culinary 3rd place -Health Career
Bronze-Commercial Baking Display & 9th place -CERTSkills
32 students placed in the Top Ten in the Other CTSO Conference winners: Har-Ber High School students Sarah Gill and Tyler
Ramey pose with all of the Silver medal recipients
nation FCCLA’s National Conference was in Digital Cinema Production at SkillsUSA National
held in Nashville, Tennessee, and an Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, KY.
FBLA National Leadership Arkansas student from Maumelle High
Conference School was elected the 2017-2018
Anaheim, CA National FCCLA Vice President of
Public Relations.
Sydney Cartwright – Rose Bud The Vilonia High School TSA
10th Place -3D Animation Chapter was awarded the State Chap-
Kristina Balentine – Hillcrest ter Excellence Award at the TSA Na-
5th Place –Client Service tional Convention in Orlando, Florida.
Their advisor, Jami Eubanks, was Ashley Turner from Maumelle High School was
Brandon Becker, Alysabeth Hatcher, awarded the TSA High School Advisor elected as the National FCCLA Vice
Jansen Mayfield – Paris of the Year for Arkansas. President of Public Relations at FCCLA’s
National Conference.


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Career Education and
Workforce Development Board

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



ADULT EDUCATION Lonoke Program
501-683-2341 501-676-4490 501-683-3582
GED ® Monticello Stay At Work/ Return To Work
501-682-1980 870-367-9669 501-683-6052
ARKANSAS REHABILITATION North Little Rock Services for the
SERVICES 501-833-1490 Deaf & Hard of Hearing (SDHH)
Arkansas Career Training Institute Pine Bluff 501-686-2800
501-624-4411 870-534-2404 TAP (Telecommunications Access
Field Services Offices Russellville Program)
Batesville 479-890-5751 800-981-4463
870-793-4153 Searcy Transition Services
Benton 501-268-4542 501-682-5634
501-317-1390 Texarkana CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
Booneville 870-773-2807 501-682-1040
479-675-3835 West Memphis Occupational Programs
Conway 870-735-4725 Agricultural Science and Technology
501-730-9725 Alternative Financing Program 501-682-2561
El Dorado 501-296-1663 Business/Marketing Technology
870-862-5451 Arkansas Governor's Commission on 501-682-1768
Fayetteville People with Disabilities Family & Consumer Sciences Education
479-582-1286 501-682-5317 501-682-1115
Fort Smith Arkansas Kidney Disease Commission Office of School Improvement
479-755-3300 (AKDC) 501-682-1616
Harrison 501-686-2807 Office of Skilled and Technical Sciences
870-741-7153 Assistive Technology at Work ([email protected] 501-682-1271
Helena Work) State Approving Agency for Veterans
870-338-2753 501-683-3009 Training and Education
Hot Springs Business Engagement 501-324-9473
501-623-4479 501-296-1659 OFFICE OF SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
Jonesboro Increasing Capabilities Access 501-683-1152
870-972-0025 Network (ICAN) Apprenticeship
Little Rock 501-666-8868 501-682-1360
501-686-2800 Self Employment/ Small Business



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