Growing & Advancing Arkansas's Technology Workforce

We help employers grow their IT teams, and career seekers launch their successful IT careers.

Bridging the divide between employers & IT career seekers.

When it comes to tech skills, there’s too much demand and not enough supply.

For employers, it’s no longer enough to look only for traditional candidates with four-year degrees in computer science. We have to take a different approach – and increase the capacity of available talent. That’s what ACDS does.

We’ve helped more than 140 Arkansas employers—small, medium, and large—transition to an additional staffing strategy, a supplemental way of finding talent to fill the IT, cyber, and data analytics positions that they’ve been struggling to fill.
And we’ve helped over 1,000 Arkansans, of all backgrounds, gain the skills and resources they need to start successful careers in IT and fill the in-demand jobs available right here in Arkansas.

Our Programs

Registered Apprenticeship Programs

A registered apprenticeship is an employer-driven model that combines on-the-job training with related classroom instruction, resulting in an employee becoming productive quickly. It is a proven solution for businesses to recruit, develop, and retain highly skilled workers.

Work-Based-Learning Internship Programs

ACDS’s Work-Based Learning (WBL) Internship Program provides both a valuable experience to candidates just beginning their IT careers and low-cost work to employers needing additional IT talent on their team.


ReSkill Arkansas is a statewide program that aims to help participants acquire valuable skills through free online IT training programs. The program focuses on developing essential career skills, such as resume building, interview practice, and networking strategies, to support participants in their job search.

Our Results

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What Arkansans Have to Say About ACDS.

We've Helped Over 140 Employers Find Qualified Talent.