• Barrier to Entry--The small state and federal obstacles that impede easing of the truck driver shortage
    Scott Sikora, truck driver training instructor at College of the Ouachitas, was recently interviewed for an article in Arkansas Trucking Report, which focuses on the various barriers that CDL training programs and potential CDL candidates face....

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  • Basic Skills Training via NCCER
    All Consortium colleges will be offering safety, basic math and measurement, use of hand and power tools, and reading blueprints, the core skillsets developed and assessed in the NCCER core curriculum. Courses are offered in credit and non-credit versions. For additional information on the NCCER core credential or other industry certifications, please contact your local Consortium college.    ...

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  • DOL American Apprenticeship Pathway Initiative Grant Recipients
    Two SWACCC members, National Park College and South Arkansas Community College, were among the beneficiaries of a Department of Labor Employment and Training Assistance American Apprenticeship Pathways Initiative (AAPI) Grant. This DOL grant is administered by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services. Through this initiative, ADWS will connect Arkansans over the next five years to high-quality apprenticeships that will provide participants...

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  • National Park College hosts Industrial Technology Open House
    18 February 2016-- The National Park College (NPC) Industrial Technology Program hosted an open house this week in the new Industrial Technology lab at National Park College. The Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce Ambassador’s Club performed a ribbon cutting that followed remarks from Program Director William...

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South Arkansas has a job for you in advanced manufacturing

Industrial Technology / Mechatronics Process Technology Supply Chain Management / Logistics Truck Driving Welding




The Southwest Arkansas Community College Consortium (SWACCC) received a Department of Labor Round 3 TAACCCT grant in 2013. The focus of the grant is on advanced manufacturing and, through our RAMP:UP initiative, we are developing, revising, and implementing new programs of study and advanced manufacturing training to support our region's businesses and industries.

Advanced manufacturing uses cutting edge technologies and efficient production processes. It is innovative. It is fast-paced. It is dynamic. It is team-oriented. It is clean. This isn't your grandfather's manufacturing!





College of the Oachitas - Link to COTO page Cossatot Community College - Link to Cossatot page NPC 160h  Rich Mountain Community College - Link to Rich Mountain Page 
SAUTech - Link to SAU Tech page South Arkansas Community College - Link to SouthArk page University of Arkansas Community College at Hope - Link to U of A Hope page



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