UACCM plans Workforce Strong

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. Such an event, called Workforce Strong, will take place at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton and is free for the public to attend. 

Business and industry leaders will be at the Workforce Training Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, to share opportunities available in Central Arkansas. During the come-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, including:

  • 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 at

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 [email protected], or at 501.977.2189.