Graduating Seniors Get a Jump Start on Careers and College

Graduating seniors in Springdale are getting a jump start on careers and college. A total of 25 students from Springdale High and Har-Ber High took part in special workforce signing day ceremonies this week. This is the first year Springdale Schools have hosted the ceremonies celebrating achievements in career and technical education. Students from Har-Ber […]

Transforming Workforce Education

The way we deliver workforce education and training isn’t working. That’s the takeaway from two recent studies commissioned by the Springdale Chamber. The research sheds new light on the region’s talent crisis and calls for transforming the way we deliver workforce training and education. The studies state employers can’t find people with the skills they […]

The Diesel Technician Crisis in NWA

Executive Summary Employers in Northwest Arkansas, a region with some of the country’s largest corporate fleets and trucking companies, are challenged to find trained diesel technicians. Local companies are forced to spend more resources on recruiting and training and face longer periods without the skilled labor they need to grow. The Springdale Chamber of Commerce […]

Chamber Members Help Springdale Students Plan for the Future

Chamber members went back to school this week to help students plan for the future. Eight companies representing the construction, retail, healthcare and manufacturing industries volunteered to talk to students at Lakeside Junior High. They spoke about work ethic, professionalism, future careers, and how classroom lessons apply to the real world. Students used the Chamber’s […]