Arkansas Workforce Strategy report proposes ways to train students for future careers

Brandon Castro (right), a former student of the Don Tyson School of Innovation in Springdale, checks button bits that were produced on a computer numerical control (CNC) machine he is using at Brunner & Lay in Springdale in this June 15, 2023 file photo. Talking about the materials company in the background are (from left) Ken Stuckey, director of Human Resources for Brunner & Lay; Jeremy Drake, the plant's CNC production manager, and Mike Rogers, Arkansas' chief workforce officer, who was tasked in 2023 with working with Arkansas' Workforce Cabinet to develop a report on developing the state's workforce. (NWA Democrat-Gazette/Spencer Tirey)
Brandon Castro (right), a former student of the Don Tyson School of Innovation in Springdale, checks button bits that were produced on a computer numerical control (CNC) machine he is using at Brunner & Lay in Springdale in this June 15, 2023 file photo. Talking about the materials company in the background are (from left) Ken Stuckey, director of Human Resources for Brunner & Lay; Jeremy Drake, the plant's CNC production manager, and Mike Rogers, Arkansas' chief workforce officer, who was tasked in 2023 with working with Arkansas' Workforce Cabinet to develop a report on developing the state's workforce. (NWA Democrat-Gazette/Spencer Tirey)


The Arkansas Department of Education, in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Transformation and Shared Services, should lead the alignment of training and career pathways to ensure students learn applicable skills and competencies under one of four recommendations outlined in the Arkansas Workforce Strategy report released Thursday by Gov.

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