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Building a career in Advanced Manufacturing, starts here!

The goal of the ReSkill Arkansas program is to help unemployed or underemployed individuals find stable, good-paying careers at no cost to you through Advanced Manufacturing training programs.

Individuals who participate and gain experience through career-focused training will find their skills in demand throughout the state of Arkansas.  Our training programs can be anywhere, anytime and will open the door to a career in an industry that creates products for nearly every industry. Advanced Manufacturing occupations in all industries rely on a diverse workforce to ultimately reach success, and you can be a part of that success!

Get started today on your new career path by applying for our free assessment below!

Let's get started on my new career... 

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Step 1: Complete Application

Step 2: Complete Free Assessment

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Once you've completed your assessment, your score will be reviewed by a Talent Specialist, and you will be contacted within two weeks to discuss next steps to your new career!

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PLC Programmer

Job Responsibilities:

Programming assembly lines, robotic devices, or other manufacturing processes using programmable logic controllers (PLC), a kind of rugged industrial computer.


Production Tech

Job Responsibilities:

Responsible for assembling and testing manufactured goods before they are implemented for internal use or for the general public; ensuring products are working as intended, and are free of defects.

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Maintenance Tech

Job Responsibilities:

Responsible to perform routine maintenance, rebuild equipment and complete repair work on all equipment in the facility to support production needs.

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Other Possible Roles include:

  • CNC Tech

  • Tool Room Tech

  • Die Setter

  • Machinist

  • Millwright


& many more

Career Opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing

if interested in salary information for your desired occupation and location, we recommend checking out Glassdoor or Indeed for market -specific information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What does it mean to have a professional career in Advanced Manufacturing?

The variety of career options in Advanced Manufacturing range from Maintenance, Quality Control, Production Technician, PLC Programmer and many others. Manufacturing careers offer a ton of opportunities to continue advancing your career. Check out our events page for upcoming webinars to learn more about different Advanced Manufacturing career options.

Q: Will I make the average salary on Day 1 of my new career?

The average salaries are for those who have several years of experience in their role and profession.  We use average salaries as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to show you where your career could lead. Salaries in the roles listed above could be as low as $30,000 - 38,000 depending on the size of the company that hires you on as an Apprentice.

Q: What if I don't do well on the assessment?

If your assessment reflects an aptitude for Advanced Manufacturing, you will be contacted for a Pre-Apprenticeship training course. This course can be completed 100% online, and it is provided at no cost to you.

Q: Is there a cost for the assessment or training?
Will this impact my weekly UI benefits claim?

No, the state of Arkansas is committed to reskilling Arkansans, and therefore the assessment and Pre-Apprenticeship course are provided at no cost to you. This program has been approved by the Division of Workforce Services as an approved training program, and anyone enrolling in this course will still be able to claim their weekly benefit.

Q: If my assessment indicates I am a good candidate for this program, how long will it be before I am contacted?

Once you have completed the assessment with a score above the threshold, the ReSkill Arkansas team at ACDS will be in touch with you within two weeks for next steps on how to enroll in the Pre-Apprenticeship and/or Registered Apprenticeship Programs.  Please remember that we may experience a high volume of qualified applicants during the initial period of this program and it may take longer than expected to connect you with our team of Talent Specialists.

Q: I didn’t receive login details to take the assessment?

After you apply you will receive an email with a link to create a new user account . Once you create a new login you will receive a confirmation email from  Please make sure you have access to the email address to confirm your account.

Q: How long is the assessment and how do I prepare to take it?

The assessment is limited to 45 minutes and needs to be completed in one session. You cannot exit and restart at a later time, so please plan to only click 'start' when you're in a quiet place and can answer the questions in one sitting. Advanced preparation is not necessary for this assessment.  The assessment itself is evaluating aptitude, logic and problem solving. 

Q: How do I get my results and how long will it take?

The results will be provided to you within two weeks, and a Talent Specialist will be in touch to share next steps with you. Please note that due to the increased volume of participants in our ReSkill Arkansas program, we are working hard to get all questions answered and all participants contacted so you can be even closer to your career in Advanced Manufacturing. 

Q: How do I enroll in my new training course?

Upon successful completion of the assessment, you will receive an email with a link and this button

Click that button and follow the directions to begin accessing your new training courses.

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Q: How do I find my Local Workforce Board's contact information?
Q: Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

Please reach out to our team Monday through Friday (8am to 5pm CST) at 501-621-0604 with any additional questions about the ReSkill Arkansas initiative. 

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