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Economic and Workforce Development

Overview

ASU-Newport is a key partner in regional economic and workforce development, and works closely with various economic development agencies and institutions at the local, state and regional levels to foster positive economic growth in the communities we serve. An integral component of this strategy is business and industry outreach and services in the area of workforce development.

The goal of the Economic and Workforce Development group is to create alignment between ASU-Newport programs and the workforce needs of our regional business and industry partners. We review needs, both current and anticipated, to ensure that ASU-Newport provides relevant programs, both credit as well as non-credit customized training for individuals or entire organizations. 

In partnership with the Workforce Training Consortium, ASU-Newport is able to offer cutting-edge training that delivers immediate and sustained return on investment for existing and future employees in Northeast Arkansas.  The WTC training center is located by our Jonesboro Campus at 5501 Krueger Drive in the heart of Jonesboro's Industrial Park.

Our programs are flexible, relevant and value-based to help our business and industry partners improve their competitive advantage by providing employees with enhanced skills to meet the needs of the future. Additional services include training rooms, assistance in workforce grant application and administration and group facilitation. Our staff is ready to help you achieve your objectives.

The schedule of upcoming classes is listed below. If you would like to register, call (870) 680-8743, email or use our online registration form.

Computer Applications

Course

Hrs.

Cost

Dates

Times

Days

Beginning MS Excel 8 $175 Jul 11 & 18 8:30 am-12:30 pm M
Intermediate MS Excel 8 $175 Jul 25 & Aug 1 8:30 am-12:30 pm M
Advanced MS Excel  8 $175 Aug 8 & 15 8:30 am-12:30 pm M
Beginning MS Excel 8 $175 Aug 17, 24, 31 & Sep 7 2:30 - 4:30 pm W
Intermediate MS Excel 8 $175 Sep 14, 21, 28, & Oct 5 2:30 - 4:30 pm W
Advanced MS Excel 8 $175 Oct 26, Nov 2, 9, & 16 2:30 - 4:30 pm W
MS Word Overview (online) 8 $175 Sep 13, 15, 20 & 22 9:30 - 11:30 am TTh
Beginning MS Excel 8 $175 Sep 30, Oct 7, 14, & 21 9:30 - 11:30 am F
Intermediate MS Excel 8 $175 Oct 28, Nov 4, 11, & 18 9:30 - 11:30 am F
Advanced MS Excel 8 $175 Dec 2 & 9 8:30 am - 12:30 pm F
MS Word Overview 8 $175 Oct 25, 27, Nov 1 & 3 2:30 - 4:30 pm TTh
Computer Technology

Course

Hrs.

Cost

Dates

Times

Days

A+ Hardware 40 $750 Call for Dates
A+ Software 40 $750
Leadership

Course

Hrs.

Cost

Dates

Times

Days

Transitioning into a Leadership Role  4 $175 Sept 28 8:00 am - Noon W
Organizing Your Time for Maximum Productivity 4 $175 Call for Dates  
Overcoming Leadership Challenges 4 $175 Sept 28 1:00 - 5:00 pm W
Conflict Management 4 $175 Oct 12 1:00 - 5:00 pm W
Developing Effective Teams 4 $175 Oct 12 8:00 am-12:00 pm W
Feedback and Coaching 4 $175 Nov 30 1:00 - 5:00 pm W
Safety

Course

Hrs.

Cost

Dates

Times

Days

OSHA 10-Hour Training Course - General Industry 10 $200 Jul 6-7 8:30 am - 3:00 pm W,Th
OSHA 30-Hour Training Course 30 $500 TBA    
Forklift Train the Trainer 5 $250 TBA    
World Class Manufacturing

Course

Hrs.

Cost

Dates

Times

Days

Programmable Logic Controls 1 35 $1,400 Sep 12-16 8 am-4:30 pm M-F
Programmable Logic Controls Advanced 2 35 $1,400 Nov 7-11 8 am-4:30 pm M-F
Programmable Logic Controls HMI 3 Call for Dates
Lean 101 - register at https://www.arkansasedc.com/news-events/events 7 $300 Aug 24 8:00 am-4:30 pm W
Variable Frequency Drives 28 $1400 Aug 9-12 8:00 am-4:30 pm T-F
  * Call for out of state rate for these courses
Newport Course Offerings

Computer Applications

Hrs

Cost

Dates

Times

Days

MS Excel I 9 $175 Mar 8,9,10 3:00PM- 6:00PM TWR
MS Excel II 9 $175 Mar 15,16,17 3:00PM- 6:00PM TWR
MS Excel Pivots and Charts 6 $175 Mar 22,23 3:00PM- 6:00PM TW

Leadership

Transitioning into a Leadership Role  4 $175 Apr 6 8:00 am-12:00 pm W
Developing Effective Teams 4 $175 Apr 20 8:00 am-12:00pm W
Overcoming Leadership Challenges 4 $175 Apr 27 8:00 am-12:00 pm W

Safety

Safety Skills for Supervisors 24 $450 May 9,11,16,18, 23, 25 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm MW

World Class Manufacturing 

Programmable Logic Controls 1 35 $1,400