Current Projects


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Congratulations to all faculty members and staff who have received awards!

 

Adult Education Program
Apprenticeships
Arkansas Energy Sector Partnership
Building Trades Center of Excellence
Career Pathways
Disability Resources
Fayetteville Youth Dental Program
GIF Regional Development
myCampus Portal
National Child Protection Training Center
Perkins
Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium
NSF SBIR Phase II
Title III
UA Child Care Orientation Training
Upward Bound


 

AdultEdProgram

Adult Basic Education (ABE) FY11: $201,366AR 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 FY11: $165,000U.S. Department of Education
 
Ben Aldama, Directorbaldama@nwacc.edu(479) 986-6934

 

Adult Education EL/CivicsFY11: $19,500U.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 FY11: $542,067AR 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

 

ARDWS

Apprenticeship: Electrician $27,154AR 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.
Rick Mayes, Director of Building Sciencesrmayes@nwacc.edu(479) 936-5162

 

Apprenticeship: Plumbing $12,530AR 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.
Rick Mayes, Director of Building Sciencesrmayes@nwacc.edu(479) 936-5162


AESP

Arkansas Energy Sector Partnership $184,000Arkansas Energy Office (ARRA Funds)
The Arkansas Energy Sector Partnership will create three energy centers of excellence that will develop and deploy materials and programs which will be used by the 22 two-year colleges and 7 apprenticeship programs to prepare participants for careers in the targeted industries. This grant will focus on training for disadvantaged populations.
Rick Mayes, Director of Building Sciencesrmayes@nwacc.edu(479) 936-5162


AEO

Building Trades Center of Excellence $1,356,088Arkansas Energy Office (ARRA Funds)
ARRA funds will be used to establish a Building Trades Center of Excellence to train energy auditors, energy raters, weatherization workers and other building trades relevant to energy usage. NWACC will work with Pulaski Technical College to develop curriculum based on national certification programs and provide instruction to students on how to assess and improve the energy efficiency of residential buildings.
Rick Mayes, Director of Building Sciencesrmayes@nwacc.edu(479) 936-5162


CareerPathways

Career Pathways $292,246Arkansas 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

 

Career Pathways: TANF $25,000Arkansas Dept of Higher Education
ADHE Career Pathways Initiative received an additional grant award for child care from the Department of Workforce Services provided by the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families funds from the US Dept of Health and Human Services (administered by DWS). NWACC was awarded a one-time only grant for approved child care expenses.
Christie Brinsfieldcbrinsfield@nwacc.edu(479) 986-4085


Walmart

Disability Resources Note-scanning Stations $3,000Walmart Community Grant
Funding allows for the establishment of at least one workstation in a central campus location where students with disabilities can autonomously scan/copy/print copies of classmates' notes pursuant to their use of that approved accommodation.
Amy Robertson-Gannarobertsongann@nwacc.edu(479) 619-2660


UnitedWay

Fayetteville Youth Dental Program $21,130United Way of NWA
The Fayetteville Youth Dental Program provides free dental care to children from low-income families enrolled as high school students at NWACC's Regional Technology Center and students K-12 in the Fayetteville Public Schools. This program allows students to attend school without pain from dental disorders, learn to place value on their oral health, and to be valued as a person no matter what their family income or background. Dental care provided includes preventative, restorative, and emergency services, as well as access to oral surgery and endodontic services.
Glenda Leeglee1@nwacc.edu(479) 444-3058 x 122

 

AEDC

General Improvement Fund (GIF) Regional Development Grant $100,000Arkansas Economic Development Commission
GIF funds for the Building Trades Center of Excellence are used to purchase additional state of the art training equipment which will allow for curriculum expansion and a better trained, employable workforce.
Rick Mayes, Director of Building Sciencesrmayes@nwacc.edu(479) 936-5162

myCampus

myCampus Portal$1,027,500Campus EAI Consortium
This grant covers the costs of software, professional services, hosted and managed services, and support associated with the implementation and ongoing maintenance of a campus portal which will enable NWACC to accomplish strategic IT goals and objectives by providing an integrated technology solution to better cater to the needs of the campus community. The myCampus Portal will provide all members of the campus community with single sign-on to their integrated teaching and learning interests, student services, and extra-curricular parts of campus life.
Paige Francispfrancis@nwacc.edu(479) 619-4337


NCPTC

National Child Protection Training Center: Southern Regional Training Center $500,000Office for Civil Rights, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice
The Edward Byrne Memorial Congressionally Recommended Award was awarded to NWACC to expand the National Child Protection Training Center by developing a Southern Regional Training Center. NWACC is utilizing these funds to: implement a Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) certificate program and establish a framework by which NWACC can disseminate the curriculum throughout the south; provide additional assistance to ChildFirst forensic interviewing courses; assist up to ten law schools in implementing a model law school course entitled "Child Abuse and the Law"; and provide extensive training, technical assistance and publications to child protection professionals already in the field.
Stephanie Smithssmith35@nwacc.edu(479) 619-4055


ADHE

Perkins$105,543Arkansas 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


RDPC

Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium $1,084,852U.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


NSF

SBIR Phase II $30,000National Science Foundation/ Ocean Nano Tech
Project entitled "Development of Cadmium-Free, Water-Soluble and Multicolor Quantum Dots by Chemical Doping" allows collaborative research between Ocean Nano Tech and NWACC to educate and update the technical know-how and experience of underrepresented students of NWACC in order to encourage NWACC students toward a career in science and engineering.
Gary Batesgbates@nwacc.edu(479) 619-4242


USDeptofEd

Title III $1,997,162U.S. Dept of Education
The Title III, Part A, Strengthening Institutions Program is designed to help institutions of higher education become self-sufficient and expand their capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen the academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability of the institution. The NWACC Title III Program focuses on ensuring institutional effectiveness for Academic Skills and CIEP students to include examining and improving the entire pipeline for these students from admission to graduation.
Lenora Sotlarlsotlar@nwacc.edu(479) 986-4022


CCOT

University of Arkansas Child Care Orientation Training/ Early Childhood $78,215University 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


UpwardBound

Upward Bound $500,000U.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.
Jerry Moorejhmoore@nwacc.edu(479) 619-2272

 

 

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