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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

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
Advanced MS Excel 8 $175 Oct 26, Nov 2, 9, & 16 2:30 - 4:30 pm W
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
Microsoft Power BI 16 $350 Nov 8, 10, 15, & 17 8:30 am - 12:30 pm TTh
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 Jul 18 - Oct 5 5:00 - 8:00 pm MW
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 Oct 3-4 8:30 am - 3:00 pm MT
OSHA 30-Hour Training Course 30 $500 Oct 17-21 8:30 am - 4:30 pm M-F
Forklift Train the Trainer 5 $250 Oct 6 8:30 am - 1:30 pm Th
Root Cause Analysis 4 $175 Dec 5 8:30 am - 12:30 pm M
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 1 35 $1,400 Oct 24 - 28 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

Time

Days

MS Excel I 9 $175 Sep 13 & 14 3:00 - 7:00 pm TW
MS Excel II 9 $175 Sep 20 & 21 3:00 - 7:00 pm TW
MS Excel Pivots and Charts 6 $175 Sep 27 & 28 3:00 - 6:00 pm TW
MS Word Overview - online 8 $175 Sep 13 - 22 9:30 - 11:30 am TTh

Computer Technology

Hrs. Cost Dates Time Days
A+ Core Series for IT & Computer support  40 $1,500 Jul 18 - Oct 5 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm MW
AutoCAD Level 1 15 $300 Sep 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct 3 5:30 - 8:30 pm M
           

Leadership

Hrs.

Cost

Dates

Time

Days

Transitioning into a Leadership Role  4 $175 Nov 2 2:00 - 6:00 pm W
Developing Effective Teams 4 $175 Nov 9 8:00 am - 12:00 pm W
Overcoming Leadership Challenges 4 $175 Nov 3 2:00 - 6:00 pm Th
Managing Conflict 4 $175 Nov 9 1:00 - 5:00 pm W

Safety

Hrs.

Cost

Dates

Time

Days

OSHA 10-Hour Training Course - General Industry 10 $200 Oct 18 & 19 9:00 am - 4:00 pm TW