Showing posts from February, 2016

Still time to enroll in the Four-Week Basic Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Class!

It’s Here!! For the first time UACCM  Workforce and Community Education is offering  Basic Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance   as a four-week class.   Beginning Wednesday, March 9, 2016 , this class  meets from 3:00- 9:00 Monday through Friday.   Those who are dislocated (laid off) or have been unemployed 27+ weeks may be eligible for financial assistance.  In addition, scholarships may be available to anyone laid off from the gas and oil industry.    For those who are working or do not meet the above criteria and want to take the class, the cost is only $400. The 117 hours of training includes 27 hours of hydraulics and pneumatics, 18 hours of basic welding, 37 hours of basic electrical theory, 17 hours of schematics/blueprints, 12 hours of OSHA for general industry, and 6 hours of job search and resume.  Go to  and scroll through the classes to register through Wednesday, March 2, 2016. For more information contact Vicki Shadell, Director o

Holocaust Survivor Speaker Series Returns to UACCM

Over 80 years have passed since the first Nazi concentration camp opened and as that dark time in world history fades away, so do the opportunities to hear first-hand what it was like living the nightmare of being Jewish in Nazi Germany.  The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton is honored to host Holocaust survivor Dora Klayman at the 8 th annual Holocaust Survivor Series event on March 8, 2016.  At 9:45 a.m. she will speak at the H.B. White Auditorium on the Morrilton High School campus.  At 6:30 p.m., she will tell recount her story in more detail in the Fine Arts Auditorium at UACCM.  These events are free of charge and open to the public. Klayman is a speaker volunteer from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Each speaker over the last eight years has had a unique and haunting story of how they survived the Holocaust, and Klayman’s is no different.  Born in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, Klayman’s young life was soon disrupted by Nazi German

UACCM Announces New Workforce Training Courses

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Department of Workforce and Community Education announced at the February 13, 2016 job fair new, short-term workforce training courses and workshops available to individuals who wish to learn skills for a new career or to advance in their current career. These new trainings include a four-week Nursing Assisting program, a four -week Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance program, a seven-week Welding program, and five-week HVAC program.  While the cost on these trainings in minimal, dislocated workers and long-term unemployed persons can apply through the Arkansas Sector Partnership Grant to take the class for free.  Additional financial assistance may be available depending on eligibility.  More information about these programs, as well as the link to register, can be found at In addition to these trainings, UACCM has developed a FREE Resume and Job Search Workshop that is open to anyone.  Participan

UACCM Announces Future Plans for Petroleum Technology Program

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton has announced that its petroleum technology program will be placed on Inactive status as soon as the current students are given the opportunity to graduate from the program. This decision comes on the heels of an announcement by Southwestern Energy that the natural gas industry leader would lay off 1,100 employees, including 600 throughout its Fayetteville Shale operations in Arkansas. At this time, no new students will be admitted into the program. Many of the natural gas companies as well as service and support companies conducting operations in the area have scaled back or discontinued their operations in response to an ongoing drop in the price of natural gas. This comes a decade after a surge in oil exploration and drilling operations created a host of new jobs and also expanded educational opportunities throughout the area. UACCM’s Associate of Applied Science degree in petroleum technology is the only one of its

UACCM Recognizes Black History Month with Events

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton, in celebration of Black History Month, presents two free events that are open to both students and the community.  The following events are brought to you by the UACCM Diversity & Inclusion Committee and in partnership with the Arkansas Arts Council. Dunbar Traveling Exhibit, on loan from the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, will be on UACCM’s campus February 1 – 12 and is open 10:00 am – 4:00 pm in the Student Union of the Kirk Building.  Known as the finest high school for negro boys and girls, Dunbar High School was built in Little Rock in 1929.  The Dunbar Traveling Exhibit was created to honor Dunbar High School’s legacy as a symbol of opportunity, achievement, and pride in the African-American community. Foreign Tongues Poetry Troupe will be performing poetry on February 18 at 6:00 pm in the Fine Arts Auditorium.  Linked together by the common thread of love for poetry, this group has over 50 years of combined

UACCM Invites Arkansas to Join Students on International Trips

Instructors will hold two brief meetings to answer questions about UACCM’s trip this May to Scotland and Ireland and next May to the Galapagos Islands. Anyone interested can attend Thursday, February 4th at 6:00 p.m. or on Friday, February 5th at 11:15 a.m., in the Library Complex, room LC 201. The Scotland/Ireland trip runs from May 24, 2016 to June 2, 2016 with optional stay-ahead or stay-behind arrangements. The price includes airfare, hotels, all breakfasts and dinners, as well as entry to the historical sites and activities, such as the guided ghost tour of Edinburgh. The Galapagos Islands trip runs from May 25, 2017 to June 4, 2017 and also offers the stay-ahead or stay-behind options. The price includes airfare to Quito, Ecuador, and to the Galapagos Islands, hotels, boats between the islands, three meals each day, and entry to the historical sites and activities, such as snorkeling in the islands. English Instructor Karen Caig says, “International travel experience has beco