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Business and Industry Solutions
Workforce and Economic Development

Business and Industry Solutions
Workforce and Economic Development

Workforce and Economic Development

Workforce Development provides training and development opportunities across a variety of specialized needs, ranging from small businesses looking for team training options to individuals interested in beginning a career in construction. We offer strategic community partnerships and world-class training that allow students to earn an Associate of Applied Science, technical certificates, and certificates of proficiency. Request More Information Sign Up for Online Career Training

Many courses qualify for full tuition coverage through the Arkansas Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Select programs qualify for Arkansas Education Loans through the Arkansas Student Loan Authority (ASLA). Learn more by visiting the ASLA website and scrolling to the NWACC Workforce and Economic Development loan.

Questions? Email TrainingHelp@nwacc.edu or text 479-323-2775.

NWACC Workforce Development is a Partner School Provider for Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) testing. Currently, all in-person proctoring/monitoring of applicant tests are suspended due to COVID-19. Please follow the instructions below until further notice: 

  1. Go to Arkansas Job Links to register and create a profile (or update your profile—must be current). Record a participant number if provided.
  2. Contact your local Workforce office to let them know you have registered. 
  3. Select and take your practice exam at ACT.org
  4. Contact your local Workforce office to advise when you are ready to take the exam. You will need an appointment to test. 

To view the latest COVID-19 updates and what to expect this school year, visit NWACC's coronavirus web page.


Training Opportunities

Bicycle technician

Bicycle Technician

Pursue a bicycle technician certification and experience industry-recognized training that can advance your hobby or put you on a pathway to a career in the cycling industry.

Bicycle Technician

apprenticeship student

Skilled Trades

Pursue HVAC certification or an apprenticeship in plumbing or electrical and experience quality education and hands-on training by industry professionals.

Skilled Trades

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Construction Technology

Learn the skills and earn the credentials you need to join the growing construction industry. Graduates are in high demand.

Construction Technology

CRA Student

Certified Retail Analyst & Space Planning

The Certified Retail Analyst (CRA) program prepares you for entry level work as an analyst with Walmart and the supplier community. Learn about becoming a CRA or refresh your retail analytical experience.


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Professional Development

Take an in-person or online professional development course to experience quality, cost-effective and convenient options that help maximize your performance, build new skills, and strengthen your existing knowledge base.

Professional Development


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Customized Training

NWACC can provide you with in-person or online employee training that's especially designed for your business's needs. Learn how we can improve productivity, efficiency and in-demand workforce skills. 

Customized Training

3D Design Student

Integrated Design

Pursue a certificate in integrated design to build an educational foundation in artistic creativity, design-thinking principles, construction methods and business practices.

Integrated Design

FANUC Robot

FANUC Robotics

Become a FANUC certified robot operator and learn about robotic operations and applications. FANUC provides training programs on robotics, intelligent solutions and advanced automation applications. 

Robotics

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Institute for Corporate & Public Safety

ICPS is an education, training and research institute designed to bridge the knowledge gap between private security and public safety sectors while enhancing preparedness.

ICPS

 

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