New Administrative Assistant Training Program Teaches Essential Office Skills

ROGERS, Ark. – The deadline is approaching to register for a nine-week Administrative Assistant Training Program set to begin April 17 at the University of Arkansas Global Campus in Rogers.

“This program is great for people interested in pursuing job opportunities like office administrative assistants, business office assistants, or clerical and support staff,” said Heather Sprandel, program coordinator. “Also, current office workers can gain confidence by enhancing their skills.”

The nine-week program runs Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. April 17 to June 12. The cost is $1,599, and registration is available online through April 16. A 10 percent discount is available for University of Arkansas faculty, staff and students.

This program is an approved Eligible Training Program in this Local Workforce Investment Area. Scholarships, which include full funding, are available for eligible individuals who meet required criteria as part of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

Examples of eligible individuals who may receive these scholarships include, but are not limited to, adults, displaced workers and youth ages 16-24. To determine eligibility, contact the Arkansas Workforce Center in Fayetteville at 479-521-5730. Participants should let the Arkansas Workforce Center know of their interest in this program and scholarship funding.

This blended program offers participants a combination of study online and face-to-face, with hands-on training at the Global Campus in Rogers, 3300 Market St.

The course covers essential, basic computer application skills, including the Microsoft Office suite, as well as routine clerical and administrative functions.

Topics include drafting business correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, providing information to callers, delivering exceptional customer service, developing presentations and utilizing word-processing and database management software.

The Global Campus Rogers provides workforce development and continuing education classes to help people in Northwest Arkansas advance in their careers or start new ones. Customized training is also available.

About the Global Campus: The Global Campus supports U of A colleges and schools in the development and delivery of online, distance and workforce education programs and courses. It provides instructional design services, technology services and assistance with marketing, recruiting and strategic academic development.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

Contacts

Heather Sprandel, Program Coordinator for Professional Development Programs
Global Campus
479-464-5024, hsprandel@walton.uark.edu

Kay Murphy, director of communications
Global Campus
479-575-6489, ksmurphy@uark.edu

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