New Career Center at Our House

The new Career Center at Our House opens on Thursday, May 26th!

Join us for opening day activities!

Our House is now able to increase its work with the homeless thanks to $1 million dollars’ worth of renovations. These renovations will allow the organization to quadruple the number of people it helps with skills training, financial literacy training and job search assistance.

Click here to find out more information on the services offered at the new center!

Local news stories on the renovations:

Our House Opens New Career Center

Our House Opens Career Center in Little Rock

Article in Arkansas Business

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March WAGE Advisory Committee

On March 10, 2016, Pulaski County Adult Education held their Advisory Meeting at the Fairfield Inn – Marriott in North Little Rock, where Fairfield Inn and Residence Inn were awarded a new Partnership Certificate.  Alaa Williams, GM of Fairfield Inn was a great host for their first advisory meeting where everyone was given goodie bags and a door prize of a free one-night stay at Fairfield Inn – Marriott in North Little Rock. AR.

 

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Jacksonville Business Expo & Career Fair

The Jacksonville Business Expo & Career Fair will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2016, from 9 am-3 pm at the Jacksonville Community Center, #5 Municipal Drive.

Several area employers in a variety of fields, health, banking, utilities, will be at the career fair to discuss careers with potential employees. Attendees should bring a current resume, dress professionally and be prepared to network with professionals from Jacksonville and Central Arkansas.

For more information, contact Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce at 501.982.1511 or visit http://www.jacksonville-arkansas.com

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Local News Story about our GED Prep classes at Pulaski Technical College!

Did you know that we now offer free GED Prep courses at Pulaski Technical College?

Read about it here: Free GED Classes Open Doors for Students

 

 

 

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Program Participates in Sherwood Holiday Parade

The Pulaski County Adult Education/WAGE Program participated in the Sherwood Holiday Parade on Saturday, December 5th!

The theme was an “American Christmas” and the first parade that we have ever entered was a success! Thanks to all of our volunteers and their families who helped decorate and marched in the parade handing out candy to everyone. We had special candy canes with Pulaski County’s information just for adults. At the end, the parade announcer mentioned our program, along with what we offer and how great of a program it is! Everyone had fun and it’s an excellent way to advertise and to be a part of the community.

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Pulaski County Adult Education Program on Local Radio!

On Thursday, October 22, 2015, Melissa Fetherston, WAGE Coordinator, and Katina Harper, Instructor and Alternative Sentencing Coordinator, were interviewed by Broadway Joe Talk Show on stations KOKY 102.1 and Power 92.3 and by Billy St. James for Praise 102.5.
Call (501) 945-6055 today and find out how you can enroll in any of our classes for FREE!
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Free Adult Education Classes as seen on Today’s THV on Thursday, June 19th

“Higher education means a better job and more money. If you learn more, you earn more. By participating in free classes, a person has the ability to earn up to $8,000 more every year. We serve adults that want to continue their education, enhance their workforce skills, and get a second chance at life,” said Jim Smith with the Arkansas Department of Career Education on “THV 11 This Morning” this week.

You can watch the video or read more of this story by clicking here:

Free Adult Education Classes on THV This Morning, June 19, 2014

 

 

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Check out Jim Smith, Deputy Director of Arkansas Adult Education, speaking on KATV Channel 7 about the new 2014 GED Test as well as other programs we offer! Remember, instruction is still free. To find out more information, please call 501-945-6055

Click here to watch the video!

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Students working on our new SMART Board

We received a new interactive SMART Board from the Pulaski County Special School District in October 2013. The students really enjoy it.

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Students Karon Miller, Pamela Turner, Paula Nowden, Delois Williams, and Latrina Williams work on the new smartboard in Ms. Pierce’s class.

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These are some of the things students in Ms. Pierce’s class had to say about it:

“I like it because we can work as a group.

“It’s more visual! We can see what is happening better.”

“We can all learn hands-on and help each other.”

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A SMART Board is an interactive digital whiteboard designed for engaging students and presenting presentations. The smartboard is touch sensitive and you can use your finger, or the pens provided, will act as your computer mouse, allowing you to visit websites, scroll through PowerPoint slides, and more. Using the SMART Board can lead to more interactive lectures and presentations. The hands-on feature makes it engaging for students.  The SmartBoard runs off of local computer system resources, is ideal for displaying learning objects, animations, and video clips to supplement student learning and can story any information that is written on it.

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2013-2014 School Year has started!

The Incentive Award for September will be a gift certificate to Jason’s Deli!

(Donated by Jason’s Deli- North Little Rock)

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We are also now offering Microsoft IT classes!!!

For more information, please call us at (501) 945-6055.

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