Zuzanna Sitek

Reporter, Ozarks at Large

On today's program, we hear about a new documentary that looks at students and science fairs in Alpena, Alma, and at Haas Hall Academy. We also hear how Gravette High School is offering vocational and technical training, including courses in HVAC and welding, to its students. The school is now collaborating with other school districts to establish a more permanent regional career center.

On today's program, we hear about a new documentary that looks at students and science fairs in Alpena, Alma, and at Haas Hall Academy. We also hear how Gravette High School is offering vocational and technical training, including courses in HVAC and welding, to its students. The school is now collaborating with other school districts to establish a more permanent regional career center.

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Students at Gravette High School can take courses at the Western Benton County Career Center to become welders, HVAC technicians and certified nurses' assistants. Most have been offered jobs right after graduation. The school district is now collaborating with other school districts in the area to establish a more permanent regional career center.

The Arkansas Future Grant, which Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed into law this month, encourages students to pursue technical and high-demand careers and replaces two other state grants offered to students in the past.

On today’s show, as the population of northwest Arkansas grows, so does the homeless population of the region. Plus the deadline for legislative bills to be filed is over, but the debate for many of those bills at the Capitol goes on. And one for the forty under forty to watch focuses on the future.

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