Workforce Development

Rogers Public Schools Students Share Benefits of Work-Based Learning Experiences

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Rogers Public Schools has partnered with local businesses and industries to provide authentic work-based learning experiences for 11th and 12th grade students.

Chamber Voice Podcast Ep. 56 Joe Rollins

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Tuesday, September 1, 2020

In this episode of the Chamber Voice of Business Podcast, SVP of Economic Development Steve Cox sat down with Joe Rollins of the Northwest Arkansas Council. They discussed workforce development, apprenticeships and career opportunities in Northwest Arkansas along with the upcoming Northwest Arkansas Employment Showcase.

Career & Technical Education Emphasis on Skills Development and Work-Based Learning (WBL)

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Wednesday, August 5, 2020

The Rogers Public Schools Career & Technical Education (CTE) department offers programs and courses that are rich in skills development and relevant work-based learning (WBL) experiences, both of which are integral to preparing students for the transition to post-secondary studies, technical training programs, or entrance into the workforce upon high school graduation. 

Business and Community Partnerships Providing Pathways to Careers

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Friday, June 5, 2020

The connection between education and industry has become more evident and meaningful in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Business Partnerships Vital for Career and Technical Education Programs

Posted by: JustinFreeman on Monday, April 23, 2018
Over the past five years, the Rogers Public Schools Career & Technical Education (CTE) department has increased the number of partnerships with local businesses, industries, non-profit and civic organizations. These business partnerships have ...

Building Foundational Knowledge of Computer Science and Coding

Posted by: JustinFreeman on Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Governor Asa Hutchinson launched the Arkansas Computer Science Initiative in 2015 to help insure that K-12th grade students within Arkansas schools receive quality instruction and opportunities to participate in learning experiences designed to ...

Heritage High School FBLA Students Giving Back to the Community

Posted by: JustinFreeman on Thursday, November 16, 2017
Career & Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) are an integral part of each Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. Student organizations provide opportunities for students to gain leadership skills, participate in academic and technical ...

Rogers Career & Technical Education Teachers Launch Drone Initiative and the RPS Career Center Welcomes Students

Posted by: JustinFreeman on Tuesday, August 15, 2017
The opening of the 2017-2018 school year brings many new opportunities for students enrolled in Career & Technical Education programs in Rogers Public Schools. The newly renovated RPS Career Center classrooms and shop areas will welcome students ...

Growing Demand for Skilled Healthcare Workers

Posted by: JustinFreeman on Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Aligning Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs with both current and projected employment data designed to meet local workforce demands is the focus of both short-term and long-term planning for the Rogers Public Schools CTE department. ...

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