About Us

Western Arkansas Workforce Development Board

Our Vision

The Western Arkansas workforce development system will create a workforce that is well educated, skilled, and supported to insure the long-term labor needs of the Region’s business community are met. This supports Arkansas’s economy, keeping it competitive in the global marketplace.  To carry out this mission a collaboration of the workforce system partners and sector industry partners will utilize job market data to align services to provide improved long-term employability of citizens within the Western Arkansas Workforce Development Area.

The Western Arkansas’ Talent Development System philosophy Believes…

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There must be a pipeline of skilled workers for employers to aid in creating a job for every Arkansan who wants one.

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Western Arkansas’s workforce system must be a viable resource for business and industry.

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That every Arkansan should have opportunity and access to training and education that leads to a career with gainful employment.

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That for the talent development system to be effective, we must eliminate duplication of resources and services, streamline investment of funds and support collaboration with all workforce partners.

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Innovation and partnerships centered on local economic priorities maximize effectiveness and puts Western Arkansas in the best position to address local and regional workforce needs.

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