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A company’s performance is completely based on the performance of its employees.  Boost your competitive edge with quality, cost-effective training solutions.

Access quality, affordable training solutions to help employees become more productive and effective in the workplace. 

Working directly with business and industry clients, UA Cossatot’s training coordinators align training with each client’s specific needs.  Both existing courses and customized training options are available.  Courses are taught on-site at the business or industry or at one of UA Cossatot’s four campuses, exclusively for the client’s employees.

Skilled and Technical Training

UA Cossatot’s subject matter experts have designed skilled and technical courses with current business and industry needs in mind, all customizable to ensure employers get specifically what is needed.  

  • Industrial Electricity
  • Safety
  • Welding
  • Programmable Logic Controls
  • Mechanical Devices
  • Industrial Motor Controls
  • Pneumatics
  • Hydraulics

Other Commonly Requested Topics

Other commonly requested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • CPR & First Aid
  • Making High-Quality Decisions
  • Resolving Workplace Conflict
  • Driving Change
  • Address Poor Performance
  • Communication:  Connect Through Conversations
  • Strategies for Influencing Others
  • Coaching: Move People Forward
  • Computer Applications
  • Nursing Assistant
  • OSHA 10

DDI leadership solutions, delivered by DDI certified Instructors, are specifically designed for frontline leaders, and individual contributors are available.  All are interactive and discussion oriented.

Customized Training

Customized training options are available to meet exact needs.  Training coordinators: 

  • Meet with business representatives to determine the exact needs
  • Deliver a complete package of quality, affordable training to boost client’s competitive edge
  • Use the latest technologies to enhance instruction
  • Schedule the best time and location for training
  • Utilize the college’s subject matter professionals to design a curriculum and presentation method best suited to the client’s needs

Open Enrollment Continuing Education Courses

Employers may also sponsor employees in open-enrollment continuing education courses.  Please visit Continuing Education Services to view current course offerings.  A variety of professional development courses are offered, including but not limited to:

  • Arkansas Trucking Academy Commercial Truck Driver Program
  • Arkansas Fiber Academy Aerial Lineman Program 
  • Clinical Medical Assisting
  • Frontline Leadership
  • Medical Coding & Billing
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Medical Billing & Coding
  • and more. 

Training coordinators are available to assist with registration.   

Assessment Services

(Pre-Employment & Incumbent Testing) 

Gain added confidence when making hiring decisions by assessing whether or not an applicant/employee has a skill set for a specific job. 


Training coordinators develop and administer customized pre-employment assessments (written and hands-on) to enable employers to verify if applicants have the current working knowledge and skills for the applicable position.

AR National Career Readiness Certificate (AR NCRCs)

UA Cossatot provides the full range of AR National Career Readiness Certificate (AR NCRCs) services to help employers quickly pinpoint individuals with essential, verifiable workplace skills.   To learn more about AR NCRC benefits, you may visit AR NCRC Booklet

Leverage Internship and Apprenticeship Programs to Recruit a More Highly Skilled Workforce

Internships and registered apprenticeship programs can significantly benefit employers wanting to recruit a more highly skilled workforce. 


Internships are a great solution for employers wanting to help students close the skills gap with real-world experience; plus, hiring an intern is the best way to evaluate his or her potential as a full-time employee.   They are typically temporary work-based learning experiences.  Employers have the flexibility to provide part-time or full-time, paid or unpaid, work experiences with the salary, work hours, and length of training pre-determined by the employer.  Internships are available to students actively enrolled in or graduated from UA Cossatot’s accredited certificate or degree programs.  These programs are designed with current business and industry needs in mind.

Apprenticeship Programs

Apprenticeship programs, registered and validated by the U.S. Department of Labor, are ideal for employers wanting to customize a program’s content with a focus on mastering specific skills.  you may visit to learn more about apprenticeship programs, employer benefits, and the program approval process. Colleges and universities play various roles in apprenticeship, including training providers, intermediaries, or sponsors.  To learn more about the educator’s role, you may visit UA Cossatot’s Workforce Development team welcomes the opportunity to explore apprenticeship partnering opportunities to enhance employer workforce recruitment, training, and retention.

Office of Skills Development (OSD) Grants

UA Cossatot’s training coordinators assist workforce training clients with the OSD grant application process; OSD makes strategic investments in the state’s workforce through OSD training grants. These grants support local businesses and the Arkansas workforce by providing funding and support for professional employee development, reduction of skill gaps, and customized technical training. More information on OSD training grants can be found at

To find out more, contact:

Workforce Development

UA Cossatot

183 College Drive

De Queen, AR 71832

(870) 584-1136