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emPOWER Arkansas Expo

Growing Arkansas’ Advanced Energy Workforce at the emPOWER Arkansas Expo in March 2024

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas – The Arkansas Advanced Energy Foundation, the Arkansas Apprenticeship Alliance, the Arkansas Office of Skills Development, and Greentech Renewables are proud to announce the first annual emPOWER Arkansas Expo, held on March 13th, 2024, 10am-3pm at the Saline County Career and Technical Campus in Benton, Arkansas.  At this Arkansas advanced energy industry […]

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Sustainability

The Arkansas Apprenticeship Alliance and Entegrity Energy Partners Launch the Nation’s First Apprenticeship in the Green Building Industry

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas – In partnership with the Arkansas Apprenticeship Alliance, Entegrity Energy Partners announces the launch of the nation’s first apprenticeship in the green building industry to help Arkansas’ talent achieve their LEED Green Associate credential. The Arkansas Apprenticeship Alliance, with support from the Arkansas Advanced Energy Foundation, has helped Entegrity to formulate this

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The WBL Chronicles: November 2021

A FEEL-GOOD, FEEL-BAD, FEEL-GREAT STORY Who says the tech world doesn’t have heart? Kristen Shryock Work-Based Learning Manager and Senior Talent Recruiter, ACDS IT’S ALL ABOUT the attitude. The nuts and bolts of being a recruiter of talent can be eye-glazingly tedious if you let it—all those resumes washing across the desk! Or it can

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Annual Report 2020

As we review 2020, we are humbled at the progress we’ve been able to make with you at our side. We look forward to what is on the horizon in 2021 and beyond! Thank you for your continued support of the Arkansas Center for Data Sciences and all things Information Technology in Arkansas! Please check

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Tech Partnership Launches New IT Apprenticeship Program in NWA

A TRIO OF the state’s elite tech entities has banded together to create a new IT apprenticeship program in Northwest Arkansas. The Arkansas Center for Data Sciences (ACDS) has partnered with the Northwest Arkansas Council, the Northwest Technical Institute (NWTI), the Office of Skills Development (OSD) – a division of the Arkansas Department of Commerce to develop the program. “This is

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Honorable Asa Hutchinson Cuts Ribbon on Tech Depot in Newport

For Immediate ReleaseNewport Economic Development Commissiondirector@newportaredc.org870-523-1009 The Honorable Asa Hutchinson, Governor of Arkansas, joined a group of dignitaries and local citizens on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 to officially open Tech Depot, an information technology apprenticeship academy in Newport, Arkansas. Tech Depot will offer IT training for individuals who are employed as apprentices to Arkansas companies

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Press Release: Northeast Arkansas IT Training Collaboration to Begin in Newport, Arkansas

The Newport Economic Development Commission and ASU-Newport are partnering with the Arkansas Center for Data Sciences (ACDS) to bring a regional Information Technology training center to downtown Newport, Arkansas. The training center will feature apprenticeship training programs for a wide range of Arkansas companies in the areas of Computer Coding and Software Development, Data Analysis, and

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