Showing posts from September, 2018

Public Invited to 'Workforce Strong' Event Oct. 6

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton invites the public to attend Workforce Strong, a National Manufacturing Day event, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6. This free event will be located inside the Workforce Training Center on the west end of campus. “This event has two purposes, with the first being to reach out to eighth- through 12th-grade students and their families and expose them to modern-day career opportunities and the education required for those jobs,” Jessica Rohlman, UACCM’s Director of Workforce Development & Community Education, said. “These are viable, high-wage, high-demand jobs that aren’t what you would think of years and years ago. We are also, in acting as a job fair, reaching the underemployed and unemployed in our area.”  There will be food and drink available to participants, as well as booths for every hands-on training program offered at UACCM. This includes: ·           Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeratio

All UACCM Police Officers Now At Senior Certification Level

Wesley Martin of the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Campus Police recently completed requirements for his Senior Certification as a law enforcement officer. Martin, a police officer since 2003, will be going into his eighth year at UACCM in October. This now means all of UACCM’s officers, including Campus Police Chief David Hall and Campus Police Officer Richard Ates, have obtained a Senior Certification. Certifications are awarded by the Arkansas Commission of Law Enforcement Standards and Training based on a combination of training hours, years of experience, and how many college semester hours an officer has completed. UACCM Campus Police Officer Wesley Martin, Campus Police Chief David Hall, and Campus Police Officer Richard Ates “There are five levels of certification that a law enforcement officer in the state of Arkansas can get, starting with a basic certification through the Academy, all the way up to the highest certificate, which is the s

UACCM Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Receives Four-Star Designation

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s Beta Eta Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society of community and junior colleges, was recently designated a four-star chapter by the organization’s international office. “This is the first time in our chapter’s history to reach this designation,” Mathew Herrman, a Phi Theta Kappa advisor at UACCM, said. “Over the past three years, we have attained and maintained a three-star status thanks to our research projects. Prior to 2015, we were unable to move past a one-star level, but with a restructuring of the program, we have moved up the ladder quickly.” Herrman said that one way the chapter was able to maintain a four-star rating is the upcoming Regional Honors Institute, a leadership training conference being held at National Park College in Hot Springs next month. The chapter currently has six students, including four officers and two members, planning to attend.   “Our goal this year is t