Arkansas Postsecondary Perkins Grant

Facilitating Career Development Classes

Applicants are primarily career coaches and college advisors but also includes applications from partners such as Adult Ed, Workforce Services and community partners connected to WIOA or special populations.

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Poverty Simulations

At the postsecondary level, economically disadvantaged is the largest special population category and, because this is present in other categories such as those with disabilities or limited English skills, funds are directed to this area.

Poverty simulations and workshops are held to increase awareness of barriers encountered by under-resourced students and to assist college staff with resource identification and appropriate strategies. Poverty simulations and workshops were provided for community based organizations, educational cooperatives, college staff, college students, and adult education.

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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 college students in grades 13-14 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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