Job ready is aim of food bank, ASUMH partnership


Strengthening the area's workforce is the goal of a partnership between the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas and Arkansas State University-Mountain Home.

The second in a series of week-long opportunities kicks off Monday on the college campus.

Shirley Clark, Program Officer for the food bank, says the training is an exciting partnership between the college's Pipeline to Advanced Manufacturing program and the food bank's Move up to Independence initiative.


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Clark says at the end of the 40-hour program, participants are prepared for entry into the workplace utilizing their new information, including resume preparation that comes with job interview opportunities.

Clark says program coordinators learned in the first program offering the length of time the participants are together is a positive.


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Clark says the successes from the program come at all levels.


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Those wishing to join next week's class may contact Clark at the food bank at 870-499-7565.

This month Our Community Cares, sponsored by Baxter Regional Medical Center; Danny Porter of Century 21 LeMac Realty; H&R Block; Integrity First Bank; and KTLO, Classic Hits and The Boot highlights the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas. Learn more at ktlo.com. http://www.ktlo.com./pages/16030402.php?

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