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In our Arkansas economy & community, there is a place for YOU!
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 training programs and Apprenticeship.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
I strongly encourage anyone interested, or simply curious, about IT or Computer Science to take some of the ReSkill courses offered by ACDS & OSD. The self-paced coursework was presented in a format that proved to be perfect for a person like me who had absolutely no experience with Cybersecurity.
OSD's ReSkill Arkansas gave me the training and career counseling services I needed to pursue high-paying jobs in this field. I encourage anyone who is “non-techie” to apply to the program because the ACDS team is there to help you every step of the way.
The COVID-19 pandemic ended my 20-year career as a hairstylist. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to attend classes from home at my pace and to take advantage of the personalized career coaching.
I'm confident the ReSkill program will prepare me for my next career.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 Arkansas Center for Data Sciences (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: How do I find my Local Workforce Board's contact information?
Please visit https://www.dws.arkansas.gov/contact.
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.