Does your teenager have tangible talent? The area's industrial leaders want to help him, or her, develop it, at no cost.

The free 2014 Young Manufacturers Summer Academy will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 4-8 at the Center for Workforce Development, 3698 E. Main on the East Campus of South Arkansas Community College. This academy is a partnership among SouthArk, the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and the Dream It Do It Manufacturing Institute.

The Young Manufacturers Summer Academy is designed to attract and develop manufacturing talent. Students will design and create through a variety of hands-on activities using computers and new technologies, learn about career opportunities and meet employers from high-tech manufacturing industries.

The right skills and education eventually can lead to in-demand, high-paying jobs in advanced manufacturing.

The academy is open to students who will be entering grades seven or eight this fall. Lunch and a light mid-morning snack will be provided daily.

For more information, call (870) 864-7192