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Work Certificates Part of High School Experience In Northwest Arkansas

Teachers Hope to Link Jobs, Certifications

Posted: January 27, 2014 at 5 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO FLIP PUTTHOFF Students Edgardo Estrada, left, and Francisco Trejo work Friday in the Heritage machine shop.

Food safety is joining the lineup of high school classes in Rogers this fall as a way to get students a certificate that can lead to the workplace.

AT A GLANCE

How Many Arkansas Students Get Technical Training?

The Arkansas Department of Career and Technical Education oversees classes that prepare students for work in area ranging from computers to building trades. There were 138,428 high school students enrolled in Arkansas schools in the 2012-13 school year, according to department records. Of those students, 101,950 took at least one class from the department.

Source: Arkansas Department Of Career And Technical Education

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