Legislators praise schools' workforce training; look for ways to ease programs

Posted: November 2, 2017 at 1:09 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Members of the Legislative Task Force on Workforce Education Excellence Jane English (right) and Sen. Eddie Joe Williams, R-Cabot speak Wednesday with Jody Wiggins, assistant superintendent of Siloam Springs schools at the Gentry School District's Career and Technical Education Center. The group met to discuss and tour the center which opened this year and teaches high school students from four districts about nursing, information technology and diesel technology.

Arkansas should do more to encourage the kind of flexibility and experimentation in its public schools that led to Gentry's new technical education center, legislators and other experts said Wednesday.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Tyson Sontag, medium and heavy-duty truck instructor, gives a tour Wednesday to members of the Legislative Task Forc...

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