Message From the Director

William L. Walker Jr. DirectorWelcome to the website of the Arkansas Department of Career Education! Our website is designed to make information easy to find and accessible to all of our online visitors.

The mission of the Arkansas Department of Career Education is to provide leadership and contribute resources to serve the diverse and changing career educational needs of Arkansas youth, adults, and persons living with disabilities. It is our goal that all Arkansans be prepared to compete not only with their peers across the country, but globally.

Thank you for your interest in our website, which is designed to put information about the Department of Career Education’s programs, services, and initiatives at the fingertips of every citizen.  We hope that you will feel free to contact us about any program, service, or initiative offered by our agency.  Your questions and comments are always important to us. 

William L. "Bill"  Walker, Jr., Director

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Career & Technical Education

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

CTE prepares both youth and adults for a wide range of careers and advanced education and training opportunities. CTE programs provide specialized training and real-world work experience while reinforcing academic skills and their application in the workplace and prepares students for a variety of occupations from entry through professional levels. More ›

Adult Education

Adult Education

Adult education offers a variety of programs to meet diverse educational needs of adult Arkansans. Through these programs, adults are provided the opportunity to improve their educational attainment levels so that they can successfully enter employment and further education or training. More ›

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services (ARS)

ARS prepares Arkansans with disabilities to work and lead productive and independent lives.  Through programs and services, individuals with disabilities receive the assistance they need to enter or return to the workplace and thus to become productive and independent taxpayers and citizens. More ›
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