Washington, D.C. – October 07, 2008 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor along with U.S. Representative John Boozman (AR-03) today announced that the University of Arkansas is the recipient of an $832,684 grant through the U.S. Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Continuing Education Program.
The funding will be used by the University of Arkansas Center for the Utilization of Rehabilitation Resources for Education, Networking, Training and Service (UA CURRENTS) to operate a Technical Assistance and Continuing Education (TACE) Center to assist state vocational rehabilitation agencies and their partners in improving employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
“All Arkansans deserve access to training and resources that can help them succeed. With these funds, the University will be able to offer information and other learning opportunities to help individuals with disabilities achieve their employment goals. Not only will this money assist individual job seekers, it will also build Northwest Arkansas’s workforce, strengthening economic development for the region,” said Lincoln.
“A well-trained and educated workforce is vital to our economy’s success,” said Pryor. “These funds will allow more Arkansans to acquire the skills necessary for personal and professional development.”
“This funding will allow us to evaluate what we can do to help individuals gain the skills and training they need to be successful in the job market,” Boozman said. “Addressing ways we can work together provides more opportunities for Arkansans and more qualified employees to our businesses.”
TACE will serve Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.