Thursday, November 6, 2014
ANC to Offer FREE Workforce Readiness Programs and Partners with Big River Steel for Future Hiring Process
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
“Selections from A-State’s
Delta National Small Prints Exhibitions”
ANC Gallery hours are 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday – Friday. Or call for an appointment. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For additional information please contact Mary Ann Garren , Community Education , 870-762-3168
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Monday, March 31, 2014
(March 26), two new institutional scholarships were approved.
An institutional scholarship was approved as a temporarily-available scholarship to be offered the Fall 2014 semester. The INET 40 Scholarship decreases the Internet courses to a flat $40 dollars per credit hour for students interested in pursuing an online degree at ANC who have either never attended ANC or who have not attended within the previous two years. The INET 40 Scholarship does not have a residency requirement and officials hope to reach individuals living inside Mississippi County as well within ANC’s service region, including Craighead and Greene Counties and the Bootheel of Missouri.
The INET 40 Scholarship offers qualifying students a net tuition/fee cost of $40 per credit hour for up to 12 credit hours per semester. It will be made available for the equivalent of up to approximately 100 full-time students and will be available to those attending either part-time or full-time. This scholarship is only available to students pursuing degrees that ANC offers entirely online.
Because developmental coursework is not currently designed or best delivered online, only students
not requiring remedial coursework will be academically eligible. The scholarship will carry forward for qualifying students enrolling in the Fall 2014 semester to provide these students the opportunity to finish their degrees with the scholarship’s assistance. Students starting the Fall 2014 semester on part-time status only will be able to receive elevated amounts of scholarship assistance in subsequent semesters (to attend full-time, for instance) if scholarship funds are available.
To take advantage of this scholarship opportunity, new students or students who have not attended ANC for at least two years, must enroll this coming Fall semester. This scholarship opportunity is temporarily available. There are no current plans to offer this scholarship to new students entering after the Fall 2014 semester. Students not taking advantage of the INET 40 Scholarship this Fall may not have the opportunity to receive it in the future.
The purpose of the INET 40 Scholarship is to advance online education and encourage college attendance at ANC for students who have never attended ANC or who have not attended in recent years.
The second institutional scholarship, the Early College Scholarship, was approved. It offers students
enrolled in all Mississippi County high schools, public or private and including Buffalo Island Central, net tuition/fee cost of $25 per credit hour for up to six hours of concurrent credit per semester for students. The Early College Scholarship applies to blended online/Advanced Placement courses, live general education offerings delivered to local high schools, and courses taken independently by county high school students while concurrently enrolled in high school.
ANC can serve up to 300 county high school students each year through this scholarship. If all 300
scholarships are not utilized by Mississippi County students during their registration process for each
upcoming school year, remaining concurrent credit scholarships would be offered to students at other
Arkansas high schools within the ANC service district such as Greene and Craighead Counties. ANC
officials met with all seven county school superintendents on March 19 to present this proposal. The
superintendents predicted high interest and demand. To allow the local schools to factor this opportunity into their planning for FY15 that is occurring presently, staff made a request of the Chairman to call a special meeting of the Board of Trustees.
The Early College Scholarship will be ongoing from year to year. The purpose of the scholarship is to
increase affordable college access to area high school students and to increase college matriculation rates, particularly students matriculating to ANC.
Monday, August 19, 2013
|Local representatives from business, industry, and education gather at ANC's Governors Ballroom to hear details about the newly revived WORK Program.|
Community members from all sectors including business, industry, Workforce Services and education gathered for breakfast at the Governors Ballroom, on the campus of Arkansas Northeastern College, Friday, August 15, to learn about the newly revived WORK Program. Workforce Orientation & Retraining Keys (WORK) is a sixty clock hour program designed to lift under-skilled local residents living in poverty out of poverty and, simultaneously, advance economic development by expanding the local workforce.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
In its efforts to prepare individuals for the local job market, Arkansas Northeastern College is proud to offer a new Certificate Program in General Industry Technology. Requiring only 16 credit hours (five or six courses depending on the electives taken), the General Industry Technology Program offers interested individuals a quick option for preparing for the Mississippi County manufacturing workforce.
The General Industry Technology Certificate Programis eligible for federal financial aid. Additional funding opportunities are also available to students and can be explored with members of the ANC Financial Aid staff.
“This new certificate program in General Industry Technology will develop basic skills and knowledge that could be useful in applying for a position with an industrial employer,” said Gene Bennett, ANC Dean for Economic Development who added that holding such a credential could be beneficial for someone looking to get his or her foot in the door with local industry. “We have lots of job growth facing us here in Mississippi County. This certificate could be the ticket for someone wanting to get a job with one of our industrial employers.”
Given the prospect for industrial growth throughout Mississippi County, this new offering will help students, who complete the program, delineate themselves fromother applicants as they will be able to bring needed skills to the workforce. With courses such as Basic Electricity, Industrial Safety, and Introduction to Manufacturing, students will receive a general knowledge and preparation of different areas of a manufacturing plant.
“This program offers a wonderful opportunity to learn the employability skills needed to find work in our local job market and to do so in a relatively short amount of time,” said Bennett.
With courses for the program being offered both day and evening and in Blytheville and Osceola, students have flexibility in managing their schedules. Still, to ensure class availability and the opportunity for additional financial assistance, individuals are encouraged to enroll now.
Because the new program in General Industry Technology has been designated as Trimue Pathways Travel Stipend eligible, students living in Mississippi County may receive financial assistance with their travel expenses. Gas vouchers will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis to General Industry Technology studentsthrough the ACE Advising Center. Students enrolling in the program could receive a travel stipend (roughly equal to $40 every two weeks) if they meet regularly with an advisor and demonstrate satisfactory progress.
“The goal is to break down barriers for students and help promote intensive, one-on-one counseling to increasestudent success and to incentivize certificate programs with local job demand,” stated ANC President Dr. JamesShemwell.
“It’s just another way that ANC can help students while also training for our local workforce,” added Bennett.
Anyone interested in this program or other ANC offerings should contact the Admissions Office at 870-838-2948 to get started. Registration is currently ongoing for the fall semester, but once classes begin it will be too late to enroll.
“Trimue Pathways Travel Stipends and course availability cannot be guaranteed, so interested individualsshould call as soon as possible,” said Bennett.