A series of new workforce training classes will be offered this fall at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH). The classes are hands-on learning and are free of charge. Enrollment is limited. These classes are designed to help prepare students for available jobs in local industries.
The first class is a ten-week welding class that will be held Monday-Thursday beginning September 3 and ending November 14 from 6:00 pm. – 10:00 p.m. The training will prepare students for a career in welding where they become confident welding aluminum, develop basic gas metal arc welding skills and gain work-ready skills in demand by local industry. The training is a collaboration between ASUMH, Bass Cat and Ranger Boats. The class is limited to ten students and will be held at ASUMH Technical Center.
From September 10 – October 3, students can learn composites that will prepare them for a career in the boat and composite industry. The classes will be held Tuesday – Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. each week for four weeks. Students will participate in hands-on learning presented by local instructor Coy Jackson. Coy has numerous years of experience in the field of composites. This course introduces students to basic composite materials and terminology, safety techniques, repair processes, hand lay-ups and defect inspection. This training is a collaboration of ASUMH, Bass Cat and Ranger Boats. The class is limited to ten students and will be held at ASUMH Technical Center.
On September 19, a free class will be held covering precise measuring skills. In the three-hour workshop, students will learn the different physical concepts of measurement, understand and be able to choose the correct measuring tool for different needs, and learn conversion systems. The class is limited to 15 students and will be held from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Pinkston Middle School.
A hand tools training class will be held for three hours on September 26. The class will cover hand tools and how to choose the right tool for the job. Students will learn how to select and use different hand tools and how to recognize different tools on a job site. This training is free. The classes will be held at Flippin High School and 15 seats are available.
A two-week industrial sewing class will be held October 1 – October 10 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Tuesday – Thursday. In just two weeks, students will become confident operating an industrial sewing machine and gain work-ready skills in demand by local industry. Only five students will be accepted in the free two-week class. This class will be held at the Flippin High School
Students can learn HVAC troubleshooting in a free four-week class on residential electrical systems. Students will learn troubleshooting within the residential heating and cooling system. The class is open to ten students and lasts from October 22 – November 14, Tuesday – Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The classes will be held at ASUMH Technical Center.
To register for any of these workforce training classes, or for more information, students may email Janel Cotter at firstname.lastname@example.org or Peggy Spiegel at email@example.com. Interested persons may also stop by the ASUMH Technical Center at 4034 Highway 62 West in Mountain Home Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day or call the Technical Center at 870-508-6106.