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NWACC Builds Toward National Dreams

NWACC Builds Toward National Dreams

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Northwest Arkansas Community College, now the largest two-year institution in the state after reporting enrollment of 7,761 in 2016, hopes to break ground on an auxiliary campus in Springdale and recently opened Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food at a renovated Tyson Foods plant on Eighth Street in Bentonville. read more >

Benton County Projects Costly, Unique

Benton County Projects Costly, Unique

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The 8W Center was just one of seven multimillion-dollar commercial construction projects in Bentonville in 2016. It ranked as the 17th largest in the state and was fourth among the 30 projects in Washington and Benton counties. read more >

Arkansas Colleges See New Funding Formula

Arkansas Colleges See New Funding Formula

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Maria Markham, the director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, said the metrics for the state’s new funding formula for colleges and universities should be finalized later this month. read more >

Newcomers to Northwest Arkansas Refilling Labor Pool

Newcomers to Northwest Arkansas Refilling Labor Pool

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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. read more >

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

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

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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. read more >

NWACC President Evelyn Jorgenson on Keeping College Costs Low

NWACC President Evelyn Jorgenson on Keeping College Costs Low

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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. read more >

Enrollment to Drop at NWACC, Pulaski Tech

Enrollment to Drop at NWACC, Pulaski Tech

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. read more >