Corporate Education

The Corporate Education department provides high-quality workforce development programs to support business and industry needs in southern Arkansas. Classes are available for individual students to increase their skills for job-preparedness or as customized programs for business and industry partners. If you need to upskill, reskill, or find qualified talent for your company, the Corporate Education team will work with you to find solutions that meet your needs.

The Corporate Education department is located on SouthArk's East Campus in El Dorado. Services include customized business and industry training, apprenticeship programs, computer classes, leadership development, and a variety of other opportunities.

The Corporate Education department supports employers in writing grants to help fund training for employees. One of the most widely used is the EWTP (Existing Worker Training Program) grants available through the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. In the El Dorado area, the main employers eligible for these grants are manufacturers and corporate offices located in El Dorado. Others are eligible by joining SAWTEC (South Arkansas Workforce Training and Education Consortium).

Corporate Education endeavors are a vital part of the business community, cooperating with and actively participating in the activities of the Chamber of Commerce; SAWTEC (South Arkansas Workforce Training and Education Consortium); South Arkansas Electrical and Plumbing Apprenticeship Program; South Arkansas C-Stop Program; government entities; economic development efforts, and workforce development projects. Employers interested in customized contract training may contact the Corporate Education Department at (870) 864-7192 or email.

Corporate Education Office Hours:

8:00 am  -  5:30 pm  Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm  Friday
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Faculty and Staff

Lance Clark
Industrial Training Coordinator

Michele Hildreth
Corporate Education Specialist

Jeanette Odom
Workforce Project Coordinator