The Reimagine Arkansas Workforce Project provides funding for qualifying individuals to complete online training at no cost in order to meet workforce needs across the state.
The U.S. Department of Education awarded a grant worth over $13 million to the Arkansas Workforce Development Board and the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services to fund the Reimagine Arkansas Workforce Project. This state-wide coordinated effort is intended to benefit Arkansans who have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Project partners include: Department of Workforce Services, Shorter College, U of A Global Campus, and iDatafy LLC.
Successful completion of these training programs will help Arkansans return to or thrive in the Post-pandemic era workplace.
Who Should Apply
Course Registration Process
Once you have completed the application a representative fromthe Reimagine Office Staff will contact and request the required documents to determine eligibility. Upon verification of eligibility, the Eligibility Specialist or Program Director will make contact for program selection.
Completion of the Program
You will receive a Certificate of Completion from your specified certification area. Participants will have the opportunity to create a free certified SmartResume® via the company iDatafy, LLC. iDatafy, LLC is an online service based in Arkansas that allows employers to verify and hire new job talent based upon job skills matching. Employers can search the vast network and identify new skills and education gained by participants.
Some training programs may require additional software. Further information will be provided once you have been qualified for funding and identify the training program you wish to complete.
Finally, participants will receive information regarding further training programs or degree programs offered by the University of Arkansas and Shorter College. If you are interested in training programs offered by the University of Arkansas, please visit the website for the Reimagine Arkansas Workforce Project at the University of Arkansas.
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