PCSSD Adult Ed & Diamond State Vocational School graduate 10 students from HVACR IET Pre-Apprenticeship program.

10 Students just finished a rigorous 12 week Pre-Apprenticeship program at Diamond State Vocational School. PCSSD Adult Ed. and Diamond State paired together with The Innovation Hub to offer students a 72 hour course that included 20 hours of soft skill training and basic adult education. Students received certifications in OSHA 10, EPA 608, WAGE Workforce Prep, and Skills to Launch. The classes were taught by a certified Arkansas classroom teacher and the only Master Certified HVACR instructor in the state. We are so proud of everyone who participated. Diamond State is now taking applications for the next Cohort which is scheduled to begin in late July or early August. Trades that are being offered are: Roofing, HVACR, Electrician, and Plumbing. Contact Don Smith, Director of Recruitment at 501-483-8575 if you are interested in learning a new trade.

Guzman named Malco Head of the Class award recipient for Diamond State HVACR cohort.

Carlos Guzman (front row, second from the right) received the Malco Head of the Class Award from Instructor Jeremy Morehead (front row, far right) for excellence in vocational trade preparation. Guzman received a certificate and a backpack filled with Malco tools for his hard work. Classmates in photo are: (Front Row from Left) Paul McCowan – PCSSD Adult Ed Instructor, Jesus Garfias, Tori Swain, Carlos Guzman, Jeremy Morehead. (Back Row from Left) Corey Zapata, Diamond Young, JaDarren Daivs, Ephraim Amos, Josue Garza and James Thrower.

PCSSD Adult Ed & Diamond State Vocational School graduated students from Innovation Hub’s
Skills to Launch program on June 10th

Students and Faculty are pictured here after graduation ceremony at the Innovation Hub on June 10, 2021. (From Left) Josue Garza, Paul McCowan – PCSSD Adult Ed Instructor, Corey Zapata, Ephraim Amos, Carlos Guzman, Jarrod DuPriest – Vice-President/Diamond State Vocational School, Diamond Young, Jeremy Morehead – Master Certified HVACR Instructor, Tori Swain, and Don Smith – Director of Recruitment/Diamond State Vocational School. Other students not in photo include: JaDarren Davis, Jesus Garfias, Melvin Henry and James Thrower.

Learn more about local Apprenticeship Programs on January 9th with Diamond State Vocational School!

Learn about requirements for pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship
opportunities, training details and more through Diamond State Vocational School, the WIOA Youth Program, and more at this virtual meeting at 11 AM – 12 PM on Saturday, January 9, 2021.

For questions, contact Don Smith, Director of Diamond State Vocational School at (501) 483-8575 or Yolanda Carman at (501) 733-4973.

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TriState Career Center is expanding to a second location for their CDL school and is now accepting new students! Most of the carriers we work with start offering jobs to students before they graduate and annual starting pay is around $45,000 with lots of room for earning more. We can also help people with criminal backgrounds!