Tagged: arkansas department of career education

In Praise of Pragmatism (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/13/2015 12:00 am

In the furor surrounding the final days of the legislative session, a couple of important worker education reforms could be overlooked. They shouldn’t be for two reasons: They promise to be effective, helping match businesses in Arkansas with capable employees (and capable employees with good jobs), and they demonstrate what bipartisanship can accomplish.

Asa Hutchinson Taps Leon Jones as Labor Director, Charisse Childers as Career Education Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2015 2:24 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has picked Leon Jones Jr. as new director of the Arkansas Department of Labor, and Charisse Childers as the new director of the Arkansas Department of Career Education.

Lawmaker Jane English Helps Spur Workforce Training Reform

by Jan Cottingham 4/7/2014 12:00 am

State Sen. Jane English has no use for the private option, the Medicaid expansion providing health insurance to the poor. But the Republican lawmaker from North Little Rock saw an opportunity and took it, and what began as an old-fashioned political horse trade — you get my vote, I get something for my constituents — appears likely to evolve into a governor-backed legislative package that next year will seek to transform workforce training in Arkansas.

Randy Laverty to Lead Arkansas Rehabilitation Services

by Associated Press 1/17/2013 8:32 am

Former state Sen. Randy Laverty has been named the commissioner of Arkansas Rehabilitation Services. Laverty served in the House of Representatives from 1995 to 2001 and in the Senate from 2003 until this year.

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