The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) creates new opportunities for collaboration across multiple programs to better serve job seekers and employers in the Central Arkansas Region. We can provide job seekers and workers with the high-quality career services, education and training, and supportive services they need to get good jobs and stay employed, as well as assist businesses in finding skilled workers and accessing other supports, such as education and training for our current workforce.
AMERICAN INDIAN CENTER OF ARKANSAS
The American Indian Center of Arkansas is a non-profit organization formed in 1977. The AICA is a funded organization through the Workforce Innovations and Opportunities Act (Section 166). This means that their main focus is to provide workforce development and training programs for American Indians in the state of Arkansas.
ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CAREER EDUCATION
General adult education is instruction for adults functioning between ninth- and 12th-grade levels. The purpose of these classes is to assist individuals in improving their educational skills, preparing for the General Educational Development (GED®) Tests, or preparing for post-secondary standardized entrance exams.
ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Public health is everything the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) does to protect and improve the health and well-being of all Arkansans – more than 100 services provided statewide by public health professionals to assure that your water is safe, your children have their immunizations, your restaurants are safe and your birth certificate is correct – to name just a few.
ARKANSAS DIVISION OF WORKFORCE SERVICES
The Arkansas Division of Workforce Services contains several programs that are specialized for meeting the needs of job seekers, employers, and the general public. These programs are: Career Readiness Certification, Governor’s Dislocated Workers Task Force, Migrant Farm Labor Center, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Trade Adjustment Assistance, Unemployment Services, and Veteran Services.
ARKANSAS REHABILITATION SERVICES
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services (ARS) provides a variety of training and career preparation programs. Services include career and technical education and training, transition from school to work or post secondary education, on-the-job training, and ancillary support services that clients may need for successful employment.
COMMUNITY SERVICE, INC
Community Service provides quality care through their professionals specializing in psychiatry, social work, behavioral health, and more. Their programs are provided to anyone from birth to 18 years of age without regard to their ability to pay. They would be honored to help you or a member of your family.
Services Provided by Partners Include:
Our service capacity is further enhanced by our diverse network of partners, both those who co-locate in workforce centers and those who do not. We can connect you to a wide range of additional services, such as those listed below.
Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services’ (ARS) provides a variety of training and career preparation programs. They have 19 field offices across the state serving all 75 counties where individuals can receive assistance with accessibility and training needs that can lead to successful employment.
Unemployment Insurance (UI)
ADWS administers Arkansas’ Unemployment Insurance (UI) program and facilitates employer compliance with the Arkansas Employment Security Law, collects unemployment insurance contributions from employers, provides unemployment insurance benefits to those eligible, and maintains management information systems for filing unemployment insurance claims and fraud detection.