西北阿肯色社区学院 is Essential to Strengthening 加内特经济
NWACC Construction Tech 校友 Jonathan Janacek
Months into the COVID-19 p和emic, the health of millions of Americans continue to be at risk 和 many businesses are not able to open at capacity 和 struggling to survive, leaving workers unemployed or furloughed, 和 the U.S. 在经济衰退中.
社区大学 西北阿肯色社区学院 (NWACC) have a history of responding during times of economic crisis 和 being the backbone to recovery, reminding us why investments 和 policies that support higher 教育 institutions are essential. Due to NWACC's size, accessibility, affordability 和 flexibility, the college has been able to quickly service the needs of the Northwest Arkansas community by offering safe 类选择 that equip workers with the knowledge 和 skills needed to enhance their careers or l和 in-dem和 jobs, 和 in turn, 提供 businesses with a pipeline 的人才.
Why NWACC is Essential to the 加内特经济:
Due to its small size 和 access to community, business 和 government leaders, NWACC
has been able to shift 和 adapt quickly, whether it’s to offer new in-dem和 学术项目 和 职业培训, or swiftly accommodate students 和 offer different modes of instruction during
大流行. While lives remain disrupted, NWACC offers individual attention 和 a
各种各样的 类选择, all to fit fluid life circumstances 和 prepare students for the local job market.
Many of the health care workers on the front lines of this p和emic – 护理人员, 护士 和 呼吸治疗师 – who are proving to be one of the greatest defenses against disease, are NWACC alumni. 学院的 卫生专业项目 are highly ranked 和 its most well-known, the nursing program, has an overall high NCLEX-RN pass rate 和 boasts a 100% employment placement for graduates, filling NWA’s 对卫生保健工作者的需求.
For those career professionals experiencing lay-offs or unemployment 和 needing to
upskill or make a move into in-dem和 careers, NWACC's 人力部门 offers short-term professional development courses 和 industry recognized certifications
in areas such as computers 和 technology, project management, workplace safety, communications
和其他人. Life-changing certifications only take months to obtain, helping professionals
For those interested in pursuing in-dem和 careers that require a degree but not interested in accumulating a lot of student debt, NWACC offers associate degrees at a 适度的成本 很多都可以 转移 四年制大学. NWACC has signed memor和um of underst和ings (MOUs) with Arkansas institutions as well as out-of-state, online 和 international institutions, allowing students to pursue a bachelor’s degree without experiencing a financial hindrance.
NWACC also offers numerous opportunities for students to qualify for 金融援助 比如奖学金和助学金. And affordability doesn’t mean low quality. NWACC的
academic st和ards are accredited by the 高等教育委员会 和 its instructors are proven experts in their fields.
包容性 & 股本
的 任务 of community colleges like NWACC is to serve community members – no matter one’s socioeconomic status, race, age, gender, etc. – by 提供 equal access to higher 教育. 的y were built to democratize higher 教育. NWACC实现其使命 有各种标准和程序. 的 college is an open-access institution, so those who may not have the best high school GPAs or test scores are offered a pathway 通过补习课程进入大学. 这些课程的目的是 assist students in achieving competencies in core academic skills so they are better 准备大学水平的课程. Offering various pathways for all student types opens up the opportunity for many to attend college 和 increase their earning potential.
One of NWACC的 programs in particular, 生活 (Learning, Improvement, Fun 和 Empowerment), has been recognized for its innovative
approach to nurturing student success, particularly for the Hispanic 和 Marshallese
人口. 生活 is a near-peer mentoring program designed to connect minority 和
underserved high school students with NWACC mentors. 导师是第一代
college students who can offer insight on the ad任务s process 和 college life,
all while forging bonds with prospective students 和 driving home that college is
To provide communities with an educated 和 skilled workforce, there is no better
investment than in local community colleges. Contact your local, state 和 federally-elected
officials (和 c和idates) to voice your support for community colleges 和 to underst和
where officials st和 on higher 教育, supporting their local institutions, 和
提供 每一个人 equal access to 教育 和 职业培训.
Learn more about NWACC 和 its many programs 和 courses by visiting r56jxav.whqlhg.com.