Arkansas Tech University-Ozark served as host of a new group aimed at “connecting students with careers and employers with a skilled workforce.”
Members of the The Education and Industry Alliance held its first meeting at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus in March. Attendees included representatives from ABB, Butterball, Ozark Public Schools, Bank OZK, Guy Fenter Educational Co-op, ATU-Ozark Campus, Arkansas Tech Career Center (ATCC), Arkansas Valley Electric, Black Hills Energy and the Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce.
“The purpose of the Education and Industry Alliance is to develop and sustain partnerships with local industry,” said Dr. Sheila Jacobs, chief academic officer at ATU-Ozark. “We seek to enhance industry relevant curriculum and educational and work-based experiences for our students so that we may continue to play an integral role in regional and state economic development.”