Arkansas Postsecondary Perkins Grant

ADHE Perkins Special Projects

Facilitating Career Development Classes

Facilitating Career Development (FCD) is a 120-hour training course (combined face-to-face and online) that serves two purposes: 1) To gain knowledge and skills to prepare you to better serve students/clients/jobseekers as a trained Career Services Provider. 2) To prepare you to take the Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP) exam or as the prerequisite for the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) certification. Both CCSP and GCDF are nationally recognized certifications.

ADHE provides this instruction at no charge to high school career coaches, college career advisors, state agencies that provide career services, and to community partners connected to WIOA or special populations.

The application period opens in August with workshops beginning in October and concluding in March. Instruction and materials are provided at no charge but participants are responsible for travel expenses.

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Poverty Simulations

The Bridges Out of Poverty workshop helps participants gain a better understanding of how people from generational poverty view the world. This includes mental models, internal pictures of how the world works, which determine how we view ourselves and those we interact with. It also includes hidden rules, the unspoken cues and habits that come from the environment in which one was raised. It concludes with a discussion of resources that are needed in order to overcome the challenges of poverty. Workshops can be targeted to specific groups: College staff that interact with students, organizations working with individuals returning from incarceration, companies looking to reduce turnover. Workshops vary in length and can be customized to local needs.

Living on the Edge: A Poverty Simulation is intended to move community leaders to think about the harsh realities of poverty and to talk about how communities can address the problem. It is a half-day program that brings together educators, social service providers, elected officials, clergy, employers and others to experience first-hand a typical month of living with extremely limited resources. The simulation is a unique, interactive experience that helps people begin to understand what life is like with a shortage of money and an abundance of stress.

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Gap Equity for Perkins V

To facillitate bridging the gap for equitable learning, ADHE has contracted the National Alliance of Partnerships in Equity in a year long statewide training that includes twenty-one higher education institutions. The annual year 2020 training includes 2.5 days of face-to-face learning, technical assistance calls, and root cause workbooks/materials.

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Microsoft Imagine Academy and Certiport Exams

The partnership and cost sharing with ADE and ARCareerEd has allowed us to offer Microsoft training to Perkins college students via the Imagine Academy coupled with certifications through Certiport since 2017.This partnership has resulted in record-breaking success in Arkansas by providing access to high quality digital curriculum and certifications for important technology skills leading to employment.This unique opportunity with Microsoft and Certiport with licensing and vouchers is the only one in the world.

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Reserve funds provide training for CTE postsecondary professionals. Virtual training is available in recorded webinars as well as live airings. If you are a member through the Perkins grant, please access your site HERE.

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