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We are here to helpYour Path to a Brighter Future

Arkansas Career Pathways is a grant-funded program that allows UACCM to offer qualifying individuals free career training and assistance in earning a two-year technical degree.  Career Pathways may be able to help you overcome the barriers that have kept you from getting the training and education you need to succeed in today's world.

Benefits

  • Book Loan Assistance
  • Childcare (If funding is available during summer semesters only)
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Tuition Assistance (Limited assistance available)

Arkansas Career Pathways Funded Services may be available if enrolled in the following and you are determined eligible:

  • GED Adult Education Skills Classes
  • STAR Employability Academy
  • Boot Camps
  • Short-Term Certificate Programs
  • Two-Year Degree Programs

Other Benefits

  • Career Counseling
  • Tutoring Services
  • Career Placement Opportunities
  • Employability Skills Workshops

Eligibility

To be a Career Pathways student, you must:

  • Have a child under the age of 21 living in the home
  • Receive current TEA (Transitional Employment Assistance) benefits
  • Declare a major in an identified high wage high demand field
  • Have employment as your immediate goal upon receiving a certificate or degree from UACCM

Career Pathways Student Requirements

Mandatory Meeting

All students approved for funded services will be required to attend a Mandatory Meeting annually (date TBA). This meeting is held prior to the beginning of the fall semester. Failure to attend this meeting will result in a loss of funded services.

Monthly Meeting

Students receving funded services from Career Pathways must check in on a monthly basis with their assigned Career Pathways staff member.

Documented Study Time

All Career Pathways students are required to log 3 hours per week in a Career Pathways-approved campus lab.  These labs include the Career Pathways Computer Lab, Student Success Lab, Tech Welding Lab, Library, and Continuing Education Center Computer Lab.

Employability Workshop

All students are required to attend one Employability Workshop each semester (dates & times TBA).

Campus Email

All students must check campus email no less frequently than twice per week.

Return Borrowed Supplies

If you have any equipment that was loaned out to you in previous semesters (calculator, tape recorder, etc.), please return these items to the CP office by the last day of finals week.

Return Borrowed Books

Books must be returned by the designated day (date TBA).  Failure to return books, or books returned in poor condition, may result in a charge to your student account.

Professional Behavior

Be respectful of staff members at all times, remembering that Career Pathways is a privilege and not an entitlement.

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Application

Applications are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.


Note: Students must also complete the UACCM admissions process for enrollment into the college and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for Pell Grant determination.

Alternatively, a student may be enrolled in a GED program in Conway, Faulkner, Perry, Pope, Van Buren, or Yell county.

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