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ATU-Ozark Gets $440K to Continue Career Coaching Program

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Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus announced it has received $441,774.50 in state grants to continue and expand its career coaching program under the guidance of the Arkansas Tech Institute.
The program aims to increase work-based learning experiences for students and spread awareness of career pathways in the northwest part of the state through partnerships with public schools and local industry and community leaders. It currently serves Alma, Cedarville, Clarksville, County Line, Hackett, Johnson County Westside, Mulberry, Ozark, Paris, Russellville, Van Buren, Waldron and the Arkansas Tech Career Center.
Next year, the program will grow to include Lamar, Mountainburg, Greenwood, Booneville and Pottsville, ATU-Ozark said in a news release.
In collaboration with its partners at Guy-Fenter Education Service Cooperative and Arch Ford Education Service Cooperative, ATU-Ozark will serve 17 school districts and ATCC.
“This is about sustainable economic development that focuses on an organized and cohesive method of regional and state workforce infrastructure development,” Sheila Jacobs, interim chancellor of ATU-Ozark Campus, said in a statement. “Arkansas Tech University is uniquely positioned to advance a synchronous workforce education training system through its Russellville campus, its Ozark campus and Arkansas Tech Career Center as well as its numerous K-12 partners.”
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