Public Invited to National Manufacturing Day Event at UACCM


Workforce Strong is an event coinciding with National Manufacturing Day, where business and industry leaders will share opportunities in high-demand fields.man with workman gear illustrated next to him
This October, businesses and educational institutions nationwide will celebrate National Manufacturing Day, an event designed to encourage the public to enter a high-demand career. The public is invited to attend a free event, called Workforce Strong, which will take place at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton.

Business and industry leaders will be at the Workforce Training Center on Saturday, October 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to share opportunities available in central Arkansas. During the stop-and-go event, attendees can speak with business and industry leaders from the region, ask one-on-one questions, and explore opportunities in the job market. Active job seekers may also present a resume and network with employers. The goal of the event is to allow Arkansans the chance to explore career options and learn how together we can build a better workforce. 

Attendees will have the option to learn about UACCM programs that provide comprehensive training for fields that are in high demand in today’s workforce. This includes:

·         Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology
·         Automotive Service Technology
·         Business
·         Commercial Driver Training
·         Computer Information Systems Technology
·         Drafting
·         Early Childhood Development
·         Emergency Medical Technician
·         Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
·         Nursing Assisting
·         Practical Nursing
·         Registered Nursing
·         Surveying
·         Welding Technology

According to the National Association of Manufacturers, the creators of Manufacturing Day, events like Workforce Strong “address common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show…what manufacturing is.” Employers interested in hosting a free booth at the career expo can register online at uaccm.formstack.com/forms/workforcestrong.

Lunch will be available at Workforce Strong, and parents are also welcome to bring children to enjoy a kid’s activity center while exploring different career options.  

For more information about this event, contact Coordinator of Workforce Development and Community Education Denise Pote at worforce@uaccm.edu, or at (501) 977-2189.

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