Workforce Development and Education

Workforce Development

The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville has access to instructors who can help businesses and industry meet specific workforce training needs. Training can be on site or on campus.  Examples of training include Soft Skills, Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, Leadership and Supervision topics, PowerSafe, HACCP, LEAN, and a variety of other topics.  Customized courses can be arranged for emerging training needs.

UACCB offers a wide variety of online course to better serve our local businesses! Check out our course offerings by clicking here on the UGotClass link.


University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville

UACCB provides affordable access to technical education and college transfer programs that meet the diverse higher education needs of the citizens of north central Arkansas. The College also promotes economic development and an enhanced quality of life for the community through adult education, developmental education, customized business and industry training, and continuing education programs.

The Workforce Development program at UACCB partners with the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, businesses, and industries to meet their workforce training needs. The Director of Workforce Development works closely with new and existing companies to accurately understand training needs and design and present the type of training packages that will meet those needs.

Training programs often combine classroom learning with hands-on work that allows learners to practice the skills they are learning. To conduct the training, the Workforce Development program may look to people from the company requesting the training as well as other experts in the area of skills needed to assist in delivering quality training.

In the 2015-16 academic school year, UACCB delivered over 10,000 hours of customized workforce training through 94 non-credit training programs/courses that directly benefitted businesses and industry in the area. As a result, they educated nearly 900 trainees.

Workforce Education

The UACCB Industrial Technology program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for successful employment as entry-level Industrial Technicians in a variety of industries. Students enrolled in the Industrial Technology program specialize in one of two disciplines: Welding or Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC).

The program includes Certificates of Proficiency, Technical Certificates, and an Associate of Applied Science degree.

All credit hours earned in Certificate of Proficiency programs count toward the credit hour requirements for a corresponding Technical Certificate and the  A.A.S. degree. Likewise, all credit hours earned in Technical Certificate programs count toward the credit hour requirements for an Industrial Technology A.A.S. degree.

For further information please contact  Director of Career and Technical Education, Zach Harber, at (870) 612-2081 or email


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Technical Education and Workforce Development Personnel

Director of Career and Technical Education
Administrative Assistant for Community and Technical Education
Welding Instructor