The Reimagine Arkansas Workforce Project is offering online training at no cost to help Arkansans who were economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program is open to Arkansas residents or individuals who live in a neighboring state but work in the Natural State ages 18 and older and are eligible to work in the United States. Male participants must be registered for Selective Service but can register before applying or being exempt.
The project is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education awarded to the Arkansas Workforce Development Board and the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services.
The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, U of A Global Campus, Shorter College, and iDatafy LLC.
The University of Arkansas is offering training for 15 career fields. Program participants can select from over 100 courses offered through the University.
According to the University, the approval process is currently 21 days.
For more information and to apply to the program through the University of Arkansas, click here.
Shorter College is also offering the program to individuals who were formerly incarcerated, individuals who receive government assistance, as well as people who are unemployed, underemployed, or new to the workforce.
The trainings offered at Shorter College are Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management, Human Resources Certificate, Digital Marketing Fundamentals, Wine Certification for individuals 21 and older, Microsoft Office Certification, IBM Certifications and Badges, Certificate in Apple Swift Coding, and Accounting Software. Paid internships are also available.
To apply for the program through Shorter College, click here.