March 28, 2023

BRTC to supply profession, technical certifications in Clay County

Black River Technical School just lately devoted the Armory at BRTC in Piggott. The positioning will home profession and technical certification alternatives for college students in Piggott, Corning, Rector and the encircling communities. Lessons will start in Fall 2023, particularly in welding, robotics automation, distribution and logistics.

“We rework lives and improve the group we serve and we’re thrilled to now have the ability to serve Clay County higher than ever,” BRTC Director of Profession, Technical, and Concurrent Training Darenda Kersey Kersey stated.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson stated that one in all his major considerations throughout his time as governor has been rising the scope of instructional entry throughout the state. The expansion BRTC will carry to Piggott might be exponential for years to come back, he added.

“It is a fantastic alternative for the individuals of Clay County,” Hutchinson stated.

The Arkansas Division of Training Secretary Johnny Key and Dr. Ivy Pfeffer attended. The division offered a $350,000 grant to assemble a welding lab classroom in addition to shopping for tools. The Arkansas Workplace of Abilities Improvement represented by Stephanie Issacs on the dedication donated $127,000 for renovations of the armory and robotic/conveyor tools. Town of Piggott donated labor and supplies to put in a three-phase transformer.

BRTC has partnered with Fidus International, Greenbrier, and Hytrol to supply coaching for college students in electrical energy, robotics, industrial automation, controls, and welding. Fidus International utilized its enterprise partnerships to assist BRTC acquire high of the road, present robotics and automation tools at a reduced charge. Hytrol has offered perception and sources creating and implementing a complicated conveyor system, so college students can reap the advantages of cutting-edge coaching. Greenbrier has dedicated to offering human sources within the type of welding lecturers and trade information to assist BRTC curriculum keep on the high.

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“BRTC is grateful for all of those excellent enterprise companions and their dedication to coaching tomorrow’s workforce,” stated BRTC Vice President Brad Baine.