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Curriculum jointly developed by the community college and the businesses involved so the emerging workforce can gain valuable skills that address refinery operations, chemical operations and process technology.

Need

Businesses are losing the critical skills needed to effectively, efficiently and safely run their operations as a generation of skilled workers retire.

Partners

SouthArk Community College, the El Dorado Economic Development Board and local industry partnered together to leverage resources and talent to create a program that will assist regional businesses in improving their existing employees and developing a pipeline for new employees into their industries.

Focus

Existing employees as well as potential employees from the emerging workforce can gain valuable skills that address refinery operations, chemical operations and process technology. Curriculum was jointly developed by the community college and the businesses involved.

Benefit

Existing operators within regional companies as well as potential employees integrate knowledge and use of computers, math, physics and chemistry to learn how to safely and efficiently operate systems equipment. They also gain strong communication skills including writing, listening and orally expressing themselves in a team environment.