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The Arkansas Workforce Center of Southwest Arkansas

The Arkansas Workforce Center of Southwest Arkansas is a state agency committed to providing employees in Southwest Arkansas with the most up-to-date information available on job openings, training and education programs and labor market statistics.
Phone: (866) 433-1274  Website:

SouthArk’s Career Accelerator

The Workforce Development Center at South Arkansas College serves as a link between the college and area businesses, industries and government agencies. Customized training is developed in response to a specific demand by local business and industry. The center is able to deliver training whenever and wherever it best meets the client’s needs.
Contact: Eric Burton  Phone: (870) 864-8451 ext. 451  Email:

Experience Works

Experience Works focuses on helping unemployed people who are age 55+ with job skills/search/interview training and also provides some income while they train for area jobs.
Contact: Brenda Chancellor, Employment Training Coordinator  Phone: (870) 862-5551 Email:

Nearby Universities

South Arkansas College

El Dorado, AR

Phone: (870) 862-8131


Southern Arkansas University

Magnolia, AR / 36 miles

Phone: (870) 235-4000


Southern Arkansas University-Tech

Camden, AR / 34 miles

Phone: (870) 574- 4500


Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, LA / 52 miles

Phone: (318) 257-2000


Northwest Louisiana Technical College

Minden, LA / 62 miles

Phone: (318) 371-3035


University of Louisiana at Monroe

Monroe, LA / 70 miles

Phone: (318) 342-1000


University of Arkansas at Monticello

Monticello, AR / 66 miles

Phone: (870) 460-1274


University of Arkansas Community College at Hope

Hope, AR / 78 miles

Phone: (870) 777-5722


Advanced Manufacturing Training Center

South Arkansas College – SouthArk’s East Campus.

Information about the Charles A. Hays Advanced Manufacturing Training Center:

  • The facility is more than 14,000 square feet, including a 4,500-square-foot covered bay.
  • The facility has training space for advanced welding, process technology, industrial technology-mechatronics, industrial safety and rail-car and tanker loading, among others.
  • Utilized both for credit programs and non-credit programs.

Hands on Training Unit

Hands on Training Unit offers options outside the classroom and provides students and local companies a safe environment to train on real pipes, valves and command centers.

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