Administrative Assistant Program Set for August Provides Vital Office Training

ROGERS, Ark. – People seeking training to qualify for jobs as administrative assistants can register now for a nine-week program, beginning Aug. 21, that provides essential office, computer and clerical skills training.

Designed for working adults, the Administrative Assistant Program combines online and face-to-face evening training to provide hands-on learning and flexible study times. Face-to-face classes are set for Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. from Aug. 21 through Oct. 23 at the University of Arkansas Global Campus in Rogers, 3300 Market St.

The course covers essential, basic computer application skills, including the Microsoft Office suite. Participants will also learn about writing resumés and preparting for job interviews.

“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 cost is $1,599, and registration is available online through Aug. 20. 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 could cover the full cost to attend this training program, provided that individuals meet criteria that are part of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, also known as WIOA.

Examples of eligible individuals who may seek WIOA funding 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 inform the Arkansas Workforce Center about their interest in the Administrative Assistant Program and scholarship funding prior to the start of the program.

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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