University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville
UACCB provides affordable access to technical education and college transfer programs that meet the diverse higher education needs of the citizens of north central Arkansas. The College also promotes economic development and an enhanced quality of life for the community through adult education, developmental education, customized business and industry training, and continuing education programs.
The Workforce Development program at UACCB partners with the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, businesses, and industries to meet their workforce training needs. The Director of Workforce Development works closely with new and existing companies to accurately understand training needs and design and present the type of training packages that will meet those needs.
Training programs often combine classroom learning with hands-on work that allows learners to practice the skills they are learning. To conduct the training, the Workforce Development program may look to people from the company requesting the training as well as other experts in the area of skills needed to assist in delivering quality training.
In the 2015-16 academic school year, UACCB delivered over 10,000 hours of customized workforce training through 94 non-credit training programs/courses that directly benefitted businesses and industry in the area. As a result, they educated nearly 900 trainees.
Department of Workforce Services
The state of Arkansas’s network of Department of Workforce Services agencies provide a range of valuable services to workers and employers alike. The agency is operated through the state’s network and provides a single point of access to federal, state, and local workforce programs and services.
A Department of Workforce Services agency is conveniently located on Hwy 69 at 396 Barnett Drive. For assistance, call (870) 793-4156.
- Unemployment Services
- Career Readiness Certification
- Dislocated Worker Task Force
- Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Program
- Veteran Services
- Trade Adjustment Assistance