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Southern Arkansas University Tech ‘s Workforce Training Department provides credit and non-credit specialized training courses for business and industries upon request.

The college partners with business and industries in its service area through consortium-based services. For Calhoun and Ouachita County, COBITC is the consortium group that meets quarterly to assess needs of area businesses and industries. For the Magnolia area, the economic development group for that area provides a point of contact for working with SAU Tech to provide training.

The Business & Industry Training program provides tailored training for professional advancement as well as personal enrichment classes and workshops for the community.

General and customized courses and training can be specifically customized for a company’s unique needs at a cost that is fair and reasonable by utilizing training grants. Our programs are available to meet the growing need of the workforce. Workforce staff is available to provide free initial consultation upon request to determine need, scope, and location of all training services. We can provide you qualified, professional trainers with business and industrial experience to meet your training needs.

Funding Assistance
for training services is available at a cost that is fair and reasonable utilizing training grants. Local proposals for funding can be developed and coordinated for eligible industries.

Continuing Education Units (CEU’s)
are available for qualified training programs and are issued promptly to individual participants. Records of participation, class content, date and location, are kept for documentation and evaluation purposes.

Credit for Prior Learning
can be earned from non-credit workforce training and job experience and applied to degree programs at SAU Tech for students may have gained knowledge through work history, life experiences, certifications, or training. SAU Tech offers several methods to help students obtain up to 30 college credit hours (half of a degree) by converting that knowledge into college credit and applying it to a degree. Read more about Credit for Prior Learning.
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SAU Tech’s Workforce Training Department can help your business with applying for training funds from the Arkansas Department of Career Education. For more information on SAU Tech’s Workforce Training Services, call 870-574-4495.