The AATYC WorkForce Training Consortium serves the business/industry needs of Arkansas. Collaborative efforts maximize available resources, coordinate services and promote education and economic progress in all corners of the state. The Consortium partners with colleges, universities, state agencies and other organizations to create initiatives that prepare Arkansans for high-wage, high-demand jobs.
The Consortium was instrumental in bringing the following successful initiatives to Arkansas:
Two-year colleges foster economic development through entrepreneurship education. Ten colleges have collaborated to develop a common curriculum.
Entrepreneurship courses count towards a technical certificate in business and a two-year business degree and are imbedded in technical programs such as welding, automotive and cosmetology. Noncredit courses are available for business owners and dislocated workers.
This multi-agency partnership, led by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, funds training required for green jobs. Training is available through two-year colleges and apprenticeship programs. Industries of focus include:
Energy efficient building, construction and retrofitting