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Larry Shackleford
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Upskill NWA to Retrain Workers for Health Care Careers

The Walton Family Foundation and the Excellerate Foundation commit $3 million to start a nonprofit to retrain workers for jobs in high-demand industries, starting with health care. read more >
"Welding is absolutely in high demand," says Mark Mansell, welding instructor at Northwest Technical Institute in Springdale. "I get weekly calls from people looking to hire welders."
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Technical Training Provides Pipeline in Northwest ArkansasLock Icon

Even an environment rich in business executives creates tenfold more blue-collar and trade skill jobs. Studies show that only 20 percent of the jobs created or open in northwest Arkansas require four years of college. read more >
Mervin Jebaraj of the University of Arkansas’ Center for Business & Economic Research says that growth in the in Fayetteville MSA is hot, “and will probably remain that way.”
Agriculture & Poultry / Education / Investments / Nonprofits / Public Companies / Real Estate / Retail / Tourism / Transportation

Northwest Arkansas’ Task? Working on Good ProblemsLock Icon

As the growth spree in northwest Arkansas rolls on, worries like scarce housing and infrastructure arise. read more >
Education / Public Companies / Transportation

USA Truck Providing 15 CDL Training Scholarships

USA Truck will pay for 15 qualified applicants to complete a five-week commercial driver's license training program through a partnership of the University of Arkansas Global Campus, Northwest Technical Institute and Mid-America Truck Driving School. read more >
Heather Sprandel with the UA Global Campus and Doug Carter, owner of Mid-America Truck Driving School.
Education / Public Companies / Transportation

University of Arkansas Joins Truck Driving Quest

Members of a partnership that includes Mid-America Truck Driving School of Malvern, the Northwest Technical Institute of Springdale and the UA Global Campus in Rogers hope to raise the exposure and enrollment numbers of the program. read more >
Education / Transportation

NTI Making Room For More Techs

Northwest Technical Institute in Springdale has more prospective students than spots in its diesel and truck technology program. A future expansion in lab space could help the school, located in an area known nationally for its diesel tech jobs. read more >
Keith Peterson, vice president of instruction at Northwest Technical Institute in Springdale, says the school is at capacity and, given the resources, could double its enrollment within five years.
Business Services / Education / Manufacturing / Small Business

Northwest Arkansas Employers Looking for Skilled Help, Right Workers

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. read more >