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Newcomers to Northwest Arkansas Refilling Labor Pool

by Marty Cook 8/22/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services released a report in July that showed Arkansas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in June 2016. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported unadjusted unemployment rates of 3.1 percent for northwest Arkansas and 4.2 percent for Arkansas.

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Education

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

An education resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.

$15M in Walton Family Grants Fuel Culinary Expansion at NWACC

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/11/2015 11:55 am

NorthWest Arkansas Community College said Tuesday that its Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management will expand thanks to three grants totaling $15 million from the Walton Family Foundation.

Employers Turning to Two-Year Community Colleges for Workforce Training Needs

by Marty Cook 5/11/2015 12:00 am

Workforce development has become a popular issue as industry leaders have said they have a hard time finding enough quality workers to fill their needs. It’s a renewed focus of groups like the Northwest Arkansas Council, which recently announced a three-year plan to strengthen the area’s workforce development and the ties between employers and schools.

Culinary Education Heating Up at Arkansas Colleges

by Jan Cottingham 5/5/2014 12:00 am

Culinary education in Arkansas’ public colleges and universities has boomed in recent years, and educators say they’re placing their students in jobs before they even graduate.

NWACC President Evelyn Jorgenson on Keeping College Costs Low

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/3/2014 12:00 am

Evelyn Jorgenson became Northwest Arkansas Community College’s third president on July 1. She succeeded Becky Paneitz. Before coming to Bentonville last year to head NWACC, Jorgenson had spent the previous 26 years at Moberly Area Community College in Missouri and had been that school’s president since 1996.

Enrollment to Drop at NWACC, Pulaski Tech

by Marty Cook 1/20/2014 12:00 am

Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock and Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville are expecting another drop in enrollment figures. Official head counts are not reported until Jan. 28, the 11th day of spring semester classes, but the numbers are down at both schools.

Fayetteville Looking Ahead With Green Jobs Training Center (Workforce Development | Honorable Mention, 20,000+)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/9/2013 12:00 am

Fayetteville was thinking ahead when it led an effort resulting in the creation of the Fayetteville Center of Excellence for green job training. The center is administered by NorthWest Arkansas Community College, but the road to its creation was paved by the city of Fayetteville, led by a partnership of public and private officials who secured the federal funds to make it happen.

Kathy Deck Sees Growth For Northwest Arkansas, As State and Nation Recover Slowly

by Chris Bahn 6/6/2013 8:05 am

Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas, offered her economic outlook for the state and nation during the Quarterly Business Analysis luncheon.

Colleges See Need For Northwest Arkansas Outposts

by Chris Bahn 6/3/2013 12:00 am

As Northwest Arkansas has grown, so too have the post-secondary offerings in Benton and Washington counties. While the University of Arkansas enrollment topping 24,500 has been well publicized, other schools in the region are growing as well.

Northwest Arkansas Employers Looking for Skilled Help, Right Workers

by Chris Bahn 4/15/2013 12:00 am

A recent business retention and expansion survey conducted by the Northwest Arkansas Council and local chambers of commerce reveal that 30 percent of the more than 450 employers surveyed — a sample that ranged from mom-and-pop operations to global retailers — plan expansions within the next three years.

New Emergency Training Center at NWACC Trains Health Pros

by Chris Bahn 1/28/2013 12:00 am

NWACC officials think there is much to like about the 83,000-SF center, which opened this semester. Not only is there an ambulance simulator, the three-story facility is home to 11 labs, including an emergency room and intensive care unit.

NWACC Board OKs Contract For Incoming President Evelyn Jorgenson

by Chris Bahn 12/6/2012 4:37 pm

Contract terms for NorthWest Arkansas Community College President Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson were approved Thursday by the school’s board of trustees. Jorgenson will be paid a base salary of $176,826 per year.

NWACC Board Picks Evelyn Jorgenson As College’s New Chief

by Northwest Arkansas Business Journal 11/19/2012 12:00 am

Northwest Arkansas Community College’s board of trustees has agreed to pursue a contract with Evelyn Jorgenson to become the college’s next president.

Arkansas Gets Highly Sought Jobs Accelerator Grant

by Mark Carter 9/29/2011 4:02 pm

Winrock International and the University of Arkansas teamed to win a $2.15 million grant that will establish a business incubator in Fayetteville.

Northwest Arkansas Community College

by Arkansas Next Staff 9/12/2011 11:14 am

NWACC's mission is to serve and strengthen northwest Arkansas through learning for living. Its objective is to promote positive changes in the individuals, families and communities that it serves.

Students Ascend to Northwest Arkansas for Higher Education

by Northwest Arkansas Newcomers Guide Staff 1/1/2010 12:00 am

When many of us think of public schools, the old utilitarian concept of providing the greatest good for the greatest number of children might come to mind. Some believe, often mistakenly, that public schools aren’t equipped to offer children extraordinary opportunities in learning.