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A Workforce Ready for Any Industry
Little Rock promotes a lifetime of learning. From innovative, public Pre-K for all to graduate offerings unique on the planet, the region values education and economic development as inseparable.
A wide variety of state, private and branches of national undergraduate colleges and universities offer associate and bachelor degree programs for the full- or part-time student as well as advanced degree programs to fit any schedule for the region’s professionals. And our manufacturing industries benefit from local technical colleges and school generating a workforce in trade, culinary, and hospitality industries.
Whatever your workforce needs, we have the talented people who can become your next great employees.
As part of the Little Rock Regional Chamber's economic development strategic plan, MetRock 2020, the chamber has identified three strategic priorities with respect to workforce development.
Create Little Rock
Create Little Rock (CLR) is the young professionals organization for the Little Rock region that focuses on retaining, attracting, and developing young professional talent.
Ford Next Generation Learning (NGL)
On January 11th, 2019 the Little Rock Regional Chamber, in partnership with the Jacksonville North Pulaski School District, Little Rock School District, North Little Rock School District and the Pulaski County Special School District, announced the launch of an exploratory study into Ford Next Generation Learning (NGL), the education initiative of the Ford Motor Company Fund.
Chancellor Dr. Andrew Rogerson, UA Little Rock
Education is the key driver of positive change in a region. By listening to the needs of businesses and industries in Central Arkansas, we produce a competitive workforce with the skill sets required for 21st-century jobs. Education also creates a dynamic, successful, vibrant region that improves the quality of life of all our citizens.