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NPC Hosts Young Manufacturers Academy

Melony Ritter

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) hosted a Young Manufacturers Academy (YMA) last week. This was the second annual event for YMA which included 25 students in sixth through eighth grade. The weeklong academy was full of activities that introduced students to numerous career opportunities in the field of manufacturing. Highlights of the week will included a robotics activity at the Mid-America Science Museum, a Lean Manufacturing Event hosted by the Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions Group, a visit from the Be Pro Be Proud mobile unit, industry tours to Alliance Rubber and AirTech Supply, and a field trip to the Arkansas School for Math, Sciences and the Arts (ASMSA). Student teams presented about their experiences to their families and friends Friday.

NPC Hosts Young Manufacturers Academy

Melony Ritter

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College will host a Young Manufacturers Academy (YMA) August 1-5. This is the second annual event for YMA which will include 25 students in sixth through eighth grade. The weeklong academy is full of activities that introduce students to numerous career opportunities in the field of manufacturing. Highlights of the week will include a robotics activity at the Mid-America Science Museum, a Lean Manufacturing Event hosted by the Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions Group, a visit from the Be Pro Be Proud mobile unit, industry tours to Alliance Rubber and AirTech Supply, and a field trip to the Arkansas School for Math, Sciences and the Arts (ASMSA). Student teams will deliver presentations about the week to their families and friends Friday, August 5 at 2 p.m. A complete schedule is attached.

NPC Awarded $894k State Grant

Melony Ritter

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College’s (NPC) Innovative Technologies Center (ITC) was awarded a Regional Workforce Implementation Grant for $894,181 from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) this month. NPC received a $95,000 planning grant in October and began work to establish the ITC. The grant program was established through Act 1131 of 2015 and required institutions to submit proposals based on labor needs and skills gaps for regional employers. The Governor’s Workforce Cabinet selected grant recipients based on a rigorous application process that included program need, planning, community partnerships, and budgeting.

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