Through community partnerships and grant funding, NWACC is actively increasing certification and degree pathways, as well as its efforts to increase Hispanic student enrollment. Program expansion includes an additional 护理记录，一个新的 副厨师学徒，一个增强的 注册零售分析师 Program和new 生活计划 产品.
NWACC和 Washington Regional Medical System (WRMS) recently signed an agreement to offer a new nursing program option that allows nursing students at NWACC’s Washington County location to obtain exclusive clinical training by WRMS clinical instructors in WRMS facilities 在夜晚和周末. 这个新程序叫做 轨道1 -华盛顿县 并于2022年8月开始.
“NWACC和 Washington Regional have enjoyed a strong relationship for many years and this new 护理记录 option will help increase the demand for nurses in our region,” said NWACC Vice President of Career and 劳动力 Education Tim Cornelius.
“Washington Regional is thrilled to further our partnership with NWACC和 help grow the pipeline of skilled nurses in Northwest Arkansas,” said Washington Regional Chief 护士长梅雷迪斯·格林.
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Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food and a department of NWACC recently launched the American Culinary Federation’s Certified 副厨师长(CSC)学徒 program, which offers more hands-on training by culinary professionals and less classroom instruction - as 学徒 do not take the general education prerequisite courses required of Brightwater’s traditional associate degree 项目.
“Brightwater’s 副厨师学徒 is a way to train people who are interested in a career in the food industry but aren’t interested in the traditional associate degree path,” said Brightwater Executive Director Marshall Shafkowitz.
的认证 副厨师长(CSC)学徒 consists of technical instruction at Brightwater and on-the-job paid training with 合作雇主; 采取 two to three years for an apprentice to complete. 当工作培训时间完成后， 学徒 experience incremental pay increases, allowing them to earn while they learn.
“Those who complete our 学徒hip will have skills and competencies in 10 core 粮食生产领域. They will feel confident in food service management positions in areas such as culinary, baking or beverage management and qualify for better job 有更高工资的机会。” said Brightwater Chef and Apprenticeship and Career Coordinator Brittany Eddelbuttel.
NWACC和 Kellogg Company have recently partnered to enhance the college’s 注册零售分析师(CRA)计划 by providing access to Nielsen syndicated data. This move will offer students comprehensive and timely information on market shares, competitive sales volumes and insights into distribution, pricing, merchandising and promotion.
NWACC’s CRA program builds students’ proficiency in retail fundamentals including supply chain, retail tools, data mining and analysis, and enables them to gather and analyze data related to the performance of 零售商店和 provide expert recommendations to decision makers.
Since partnering with Walmart in 2000, the CRA program has offered students access to Retail Link, which allows them to study and interpret real life merchandise data and relate it back to a Walmart store or entire chain. 有了尼尔森联合数据， students will be able to layer data from 11 different sources, not just a single retailer, and improve the accuracy of interpreting merchandise performance and predicting performance 趋势.
NWACC plans to incorporate teaching of the Nielsen syndicated data into CRA courses to give students a broader learning of data analysis, interpretation and application, 以及类别管理.
NWACC recently received a $432,883 grant from the Walton Family Foundation to grow 生活, a near-peer mentorship program that increases Hispanic enrollment by empowering Latino youth to dream big, pursue a higher education and become leaders on the college 校园和社区. NWACC plans to use grant funds to increase Hispanic student enrollment to become a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and expand current 生活 项目产品.
By increasing the college’s Hispanic student enrollment from 22.3%到25%， NWACC将符合HSI指定的资格. As an HSI, the college will have access to federal and private funding that can help expand academic 产品 that positively impact Hispanic student success, retention and graduation, as well as open up scholarship opportunities to students who attend an HSI.
The college will also utilize grant funds to grow the 生活计划’s 产品, including a Padres program that helps Hispanic parents understand the college preparation and enrollment process so that they can better support their students and a second 生活 Summer Program that invites graduating seniors to NWACC for a day to experience one-on-one 支持他们准备上大学.
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