The Saint Jean Industry, with a facility in Heber Springs, last week presented a banner to the Computerized Machining program at ASU-Beebe’s Searcy Campus recognizing the cooperative relationship the two organizations share in training workers for the machining trades.

Saint Jean's personnel are active on ASU-Beebe’s program advisory committee, which provides valuable industry input to the college’s technical training and workforce programs.

Dr. Suzanne Bailey, dean of the Career Education Division at ASU-Beebe said, “Our industry partners – like Saint Jean – provide valuable input and participation which assists us in making decisions for training equipment, curriculum efforts and our overall workforce emphasis for our career/technical programs at ASU-Beebe.”

Saint Jean's Heber Springs facility collaborates with the computerized machining program at Searcy and assists ASU-Beebe in its efforts in training students to be more prepared to enter the workplace upon completion of the training programs.

Additionally, ASU-Beebe’s Career Education Division and the Workforce training group are currently collaborating with a number of local industries on a new industrial technology program, which ASU-Beebe has planned for this fall of 2018.

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