UA Cossatot Offers Secondary Programs to Little River County
November 02, 2015
UA Cossatot hosted legislators and Ashdown school administrators last Thursday on the Ashdown campus to see the programs offered to county high school students.
A partnership through the Texarkana Career and Technological Center hosted on the Arkansas High School campus and the Secondary Career Center of UA Cossatot has allowed high school students from Little River County High Schools to take classes in three different programs. The classes are offered on the Ashdown campus of UA Cossatot. The offered programs are Welding, Culinary, and Industrial Technology.
State Senator Jimmy Hickey, State Representative DeAnn Vaught, and Ashdown Superintendent Jason Sanders along with other school administrators visited the newly constructed welding facility, culinary facilities, and industrial technology facilities on the UA Cossatot Ashdown campus.
“We are very fortunate to have Senator Hickey, Representative Vaught and Jason Sanders on our campus to show how plans have come together,” said UA Cossatot Chancellor Dr. Steve Cole. “Kendrick Wilson a senior from Ashdown High School was able to demonstrate how much he has already learned as a welding student on our campus. These skills are high demand and have a high wage-earning potential. It is a win/win situation for students and our local workforce and this successful educational venture was due to Senator Hickey, Representative Vaught, Ashdown High School, Arkansas High School, and UA Cossatot being able to sit down and collaborate professionally with nothing but the student in mind.”