Showing posts from September, 2020

Five Practical Tips to Ease Stress

  Over September, UACCM Student Development has focused on how to manage stress like breathing exercises and moving (exercise!) . Additionally, Student Development is offering 30-minute stress management groups, where students support each other by sharing what stresses and how they can best cope with it. That said, here are five tips that everyone can do in their daily lives to optimize stress management on this #WellnessWednesday. 1. Ask for a hug This might be difficult during a pandemic but if you have a loved one that you’re living with or already in contact with this can be helpful. Physical touch releases a hormone called oxytocin which is associated with happiness and lowering stress. 2. Create something Not artistic? That’s ok! A child’s language is play and adults need to remember this is their native language. Use your creative side to color, paint, draw, build LEGO kits, or play with playdoh. It really doesn’t matter what the activity is because the act of do

Be Pro Be Proud Workshop To Visit UACCM

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton will host the B e Pro Be Proud Mobile Workshop , an Arkansas-based workforce initiative designed to increase the number of skilled professionals in the state, from September 28 to October 2. The workshop will take place partially on campus, including an evening event, with the workshop also scheduled to visit schools in the area. These events are free and open to the community.  While on the UACCM campus, the workshop will be located in the University Center parking lot. On other days, the workshop will take place at nearby high schools. Guidelines are in place to protect the health and wellness for participants, including a limitation of 10 people in the workshop at a time. Schedule Monday, September 28 – Wonderview High School (WHS Students Only) , 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 29 – UACCM, 2:00 pm - 7:00 p.m.  Snacks and drink will be provided by Koontz Electric from 1:00 to 3:00.  Wednesday, September 30

UACCM Welding Technology Program Modernizes Lab with New Equipment

UACCM’s Welding Technology program has received a major boost thanks to a grant from the Perkins Postsecondary Reserve Fund: a CNC hydraulic shear. UACCM obtained the equipment to modernize the college’s welding lab to accommodate more students and to be more reflective of what is commonly used in today’s business and industry. The hydraulic shear is a state-of-the-art piece of equipment that is used to cut pieces of metal. The machine can run in either manual or automatic mode, which allows the operator to automate processes such as setting back gauge position, stroke length, and blade gap. The CNC feature also allows for the creation and storage of cutting programs, where a student can save settings for later tasks.

UACCM Offering Heavy Equipment Operator Training

  The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s Workforce Training and Community Education department is taking applications for a new heavy equipment operator training program, which allows students to earn nationally recognized credentials through the National Center for Construction Education and Research. Participants can earn up to three levels of training, with each level progressing to more advanced equipment and techniques. Classes are split between classroom instruction and field training. Classroom meetings take place in the evenings during four hours a week. Hands-on training in the field occurs on one Friday a month, with the site varying on the availability of land. Training throughout the three levels include utility tractors, backhoes, terrain forklifts, loaders, dozers, excavators, dump trucks, and other heavy equipment. Methods and techniques such as interpreting civil drawings, site work, and safety will also be discussed. Each level occurs over 1