Current Projects

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Adult Education Program
Apprenticeships
Career Pathways
Perkins
Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium
UA Child Care Orientation Training
Upward Bound

Adult Education Program

AdultEdProgram

Adult Basic Education (ABE) FY17: $201,366 AR Workforce Development
This program is designed for the adult learner who wishes to brush up on reading, writing or math skills.
Ben Aldama, Directorbaldama@nwacc.edu(479) 986-6934

 

Adult D&E FY17: $409,956 U.S. Department of Education
 
Ben Aldama, Directorbaldama@nwacc.edu(479) 986-6934

 

Adult Education EL/Civics FY17: $64,231 U.S. Department of Education
These classes are for adults whose native language is not English and who wish to learn the language and customs of the United States. Citizenship classes are offered to help adults prepare for the citizenship exam.
Ben Aldama, Directorbaldama@nwacc.edu(479) 986-6934

 

Adult GAE FY17: $748,634 AR Workforce Development
GED Preparation classes are for adult learners to become prepared to take the GED exam in order to receive their Arkansas High School Diploma.
Ben Aldama, Directorbaldama@nwacc.edu(479) 986-6934

 

Apprenticeship

ARDWS

Apprenticeship: Electrician $33,080.00 AR Department of Workforce Services
This program provides expert training to students seeking a career in electricity. The apprenticeship program is a four-year program sanctioned by the State of Arkansas Dept. of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship Training. The program requires both classroom instruction hours as well as on-the-job training hours. The student will receive an apprenticeship license, issued by the State of Arkansas, while an active participant in this program. Upon completion of the program, the student will be eligible to take the Journeyman Electrician Exam, administered by the State of Arkansas.

 

Apprenticeship: Plumbing $13,440.00 AR Department of Workforce Services
This program provides expert training to students seeking a career in plumbing. The apprenticeship program is a four-year program sanctioned by the State of Arkansas Dept. of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship Training. The program requires both classroom instruction hours as well as on-the-job training hours. The classes are conducted one evening per week in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technology. The student will receive an apprenticeship license, issued by the State of Arkansas, while an active participant in this program. Upon completion of the program, the student will be eligible to take the Journeyman Plumbing Exam, administered by the State of Arkansas.

 

Career Pathways

CareerPathways

Career Pathways $229,663 Arkansas Dept of Higher Education
The Arkansas Career Pathways program is an employability grant designed to provide support services for parents attending college classes. The goal is to help individuals become self-sufficient by increasing employability skills through higher education and training.
Christie Brinsfieldcbrinsfield@nwacc.edu(479) 986-4085

 

Perkins

ADHE

Perkins $136,970 Arkansas Dept of Higher Education
Under Title I, Part C of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006, the pillars of NWACC's Perkins program are ease of transition from high school to college to work, rigorous academic and technical achievement, and accountability. Perkins offers an opportunity to focus efforts on technical skill attainment, retention, completion, and placement in desirable occupations.
Marcus Williamsmwilliams14@nwacc.edu(479) 986-4065

 

Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium

RDPC

Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium $3,170,106 U.S. Dept of Homeland Security
The RDPC is a consortium between Eastern Kentucky University, University of Findlay, East Tennessee State University, Iowa Central Community College, and NWACC to facilitate relevant information sharing and coordinate the development and delivery of preparedness training in support of rural homeland security requirements.
Melodie Marcksmmarcks@nwacc.edu(479) 619-4172

 

UA Child Care Orientation Training

CCOT

University of Arkansas Child Care Orientation Training/ Early Childhood $93,698 University of Arkansas
Provides funding for NWACC to offer 6 training courses for directors and employees of day care providers.
Rebecca Evansrevans2@nwacc.edu(479) 619-3125

 

Upward Bound

UpwardBound

Upward Bound $500,000 U.S. Dept of Education
Upward Bound extends intensive academic programming and support services to students who are high-risk low-income first-generation, low-income only and first-generation students in the area. Upward Bound is designed to increase participants' proficiency in math, science, and English; graduate them from high school; and support their enrollment and graduation from postsecondary programs of education.
Jason Evinjevin@nwacc.edu(479) 619-2271