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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced last week that the Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $7.5 million in Arkansas to finance projects that will create jobs, promote innovation, increase resiliency to natural disasters, and accelerate long-term sustainable economic growth. The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton will receive $1.1 million to fund site preparation and water line improvements to support the construction of a new workforce training center on the college's campus. The new facility will be used to train workers for careers in industries such as heating and air conditioning technology, automotive service and collision repair technology, and diesel engine mechanics technology. UACCM Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis said, “We are excited about this investment from the Department of Commerce and what it means for the future of our region. The next step is for us to get all of the necessary approvals from


In recognition of Manufacturing Day, the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton plans to enhance community awareness of the demand for technical and professional education by hosting “Step Up to Employment” on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is designed to connect employers with future generations of employees as well as feature the numerous hands-on training programs offered at UACCM. The goal of UACCM’s “Step Up to Employment” event is to provide business representatives with an opportunity to meet future employees and discuss the shortage of skilled workers they currently face. UACCM has invited numerous businesses to set up booths next to the technical areas that provide training for them. UACCM invites the public to drop in and join us as we demonstrate the value of technical training and how it links directly to employment opportunities. Unemployed and underemployed adults are encouraged to attend this event along with individuals