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Pelton Joins ITC as New Director

Pelton Joins ITC as New Director

July 19, 2017
tags: 2017, ITC, July 2017, press release, corporate training

National Park College (NPC) recently welcomed Robin Pelton as the Innovative Technologies Center (ITC) Director.

Pelton Joins ITC as New Director
Child Care Aware WCA Celebrates Five Years

Child Care Aware WCA Celebrates Five Years

July 17, 2017
tags: 2017, July 2017, press release, corporate training

Child Care Aware of West Central Arkansas (CCAWCA) celebrated five years of dedicated service to child care providers, families and the community this week. CCAWCA is a grant program administered by National Park College (NPC) in Hot Springs, Arkansas that was established in 2012 and serviced 10 West Central Arkansas counties and 240 child care centers.

Child Care Aware WCA Celebrates Five Years
ITC Hosts CNC Training

ITC Hosts CNC Training

June 20, 2017
tags: ITC, press release, June 2017, 2017, corporate training, newsletter

National Park College (NPC) Innovative Technologies Center (ITC) is conducting a series of computer numerical controller (CNC) machining classes created at the request of local industry partners.

ITC Hosts CNC Training
Industrial Technology Students Earn Certifications

Industrial Technology Students Earn Certifications

April 11, 2017
tags: 2017, April 2017, press release, newsletter, corporate training

The first cohort of students in the Industrial Technology program at National Park College (NPC) earned National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Certifications in both Construction Site Safety and Introductory Craft Skills.

Industrial Technology Students Earn Certifications
NPC Hosts Administrative Professionals Day

NPC Hosts Administrative Professionals Day

April 11, 2017
tags: 2017, April 2017, press advisory, corporate training

National Park College (NPC) Community and Corporate Training Division will host a professional development opportunity for administrative professionals April 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The one-day event will be located in the Frederick M. Dierks Center for Nursing and Health Sciences.

NPC Hosts Administrative Professionals Day
ITC Grand Opening

ITC Grand Opening

March 26, 2017
tags: 2017, March 2017, press release, President's Office, corporate training, newsletter

National Park College (NPC) welcomed more than 100 guests for the grand opening of the Innovative Technologies Center (ITC) Thursday. The Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce ambassadors conducted a ribbon cutting.

ITC Grand Opening
NPC Hosts Lean 101 Training for Airtech Supply

NPC Hosts Lean 101 Training for Airtech Supply

December 30, 2016
tags: press release, 2016, December 2016, corporate training, newsletter, President's Office

National Park College (NPC), Airtech Supply (Airtech), Inc. and Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions Group (AMS) received a “grow-your-own” grant from the Arkansas Department of Career Education’s Office of Skills Development (OSD) to offer a LEAN Transformation series of trainings for employees. The grant is the first of its kind to be awarded since the OSD was created.

NPC Hosts Lean 101 Training for Airtech Supply
Active Shooter Training at National Park College

Active Shooter Training at National Park College

November 07, 2016
tags: press release, 2016, November 2016, corporate training

Hot Springs, Arkansas – The National Park College (NPC) Community and Corporate Training Division offered its first Active Shooter Training class in October. More than 35 employees from Baxley/LogPro participated in the training. Workforce Specialist Barry Ballard said the training is in high demand and has been crafted by an expert in the field. Travis K. Sorrows, President and co-founder of Corporate Resilience Solutions (CRS) facilitated the course. He is retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) after 25 years as a Special Agent in various cities across the country. Sorrows served as one of the FBI’s experts in crisis intervention and personnel risk management, providing services at critical incidents such as the Columbine school massacre and the Pentagon after September 11, 2001. “There isn’t a better expert around,” Ballard said.

Active Shooter Training at National Park College
2nd Fiber Optics Technician Training to Begin at NPC

2nd Fiber Optics Technician Training to Begin at NPC

October 13, 2016
tags: press release, 2016, October 2016, corporate training, workforce development

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) partnered with BDI DataLynk in the spring to offer industry recognized, Fiber Optic Association (FOA) sanctioned, fiber optics networking courses. Fiber optics networking is a highly technical, hands-on field that is forecasted to experience high growth through 2022. Employment opportunities could include jobs in the cable, satellite television, or phone industries. The second series of courses will begin November 14, and can be completed in one week. Industry certifications are awarded with the completion of each course. Instructor, Bob Ballard is a Vietnam veteran and a FOA certified master instructor.

2nd Fiber Optics Technician Training to Begin at NPC
Hotel Hot Springs Invests In Employee Training

Hotel Hot Springs Invests In Employee Training

August 18, 2016
tags: press release, 2016, August 2016, corporate training

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) Community and Corporate Training Division is partnering with The Hotel Hot Springs to offer employee training in customer service, ethics and leadership. Since its grand opening in April 2016, NPC has hosted six separate classes for The Hotel Hot Springs. The staff completed a Leadership Series which included a Stepping Up to Supervisor class for new leaders, a team building workshop, and a time management class to help spur productivity. They also completed classes in successful negotiations and CPR certification. Workforce Specialist, Barry Ballard said, ““We are very excited to be a training partner with the new Hotel Hot Springs and provide leadership and hospitality professional development. It is clear they are working very hard to move to the next level and want to provide their staff with the tools to reach that goal.”

Hotel Hot Springs Invests In Employee Training
NPC Hosts Young Manufacturers Academy

NPC Hosts Young Manufacturers Academy

August 09, 2016
tags: press release, 2016, August 2016, corporate training, ITC

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

NPC Hosts Young Manufacturers Academy

July 25, 2016
tags: 2016, July 2016, press advisory, ITC, corporate training

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 Hosts Young Manufacturers Academy
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