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Adult Education Division Earns Recognition

SAU Tech Adult Education Division Earns Performance Award

East Camden, AR (05/05/2022) — Southern Arkansas University Tech (SAU Tech) is pleased to announce that its Adult Education Division was recognized at Arkansas’s Adult Education Administrators Meeting on April 27-29 in Little Rock for having the highest number (74) of credentials earned by students for 2020-2021. This is a new award category established by the state’s adult education section to recognize programs helping students earn credentials to enter the workforce.

Barbara Hamilton directs SAU Tech’s Adult Education program. Barbara has held the position since 2008 and has seen the program grow and become more focused on workforce skills. Barbara stated that “SAU Tech’s Adult Education Center provides students with access to free training to help them earn credentials and increase their chances of entering employment. These credentials help our students to be more marketable and demonstrate to employers their skills and abilities to perform specific job duties. SAU Tech Adult Education Centers currently offers Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), OSHA 10 (Manufacturing and General Healthcare), ServSafe Food Handler, Workforce Preparation Certificate, and Level II WAGE Certificates. These programs and certificates are FREE to Arkansas residents in our service area. Our main goal is to help prepare residents in our community for the workforce.”

SAU Tech’s Adult Education serves Calhoun, Ouachita, Dallas, and Columbia Counties. For more information on SAU Tech’s Adult Education services go to https://www.sautech.edu/adult-education.