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SouthArk receives grant to train area workers

October 12, 2021 at 12:00 a.m.

Representatives of South Arkansas Community College learned this month that the college has been awarded another Susan Harwood Training Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, the fifth consecutive such grant issued to the school.

These grants provide free Occupational Safety and Health Administration-approved training to small businesses and independent contractors. SouthArk's grants have led to a cumulative 2,500 area workers' receiving training in such areas as fall prevention, warehouse safety and hazard communications.

In each year of these grants, the college has exceeded participation targets.

This year's grant focuses on confined space safety training and totals more than $97,000. The two-hour training course will cover topics such as atmosphere testing, entering and exiting confined spaces, hazard control and signs of exposure. The course will be delivered in English at the college's Center for Workforce Development on the East Campus and at industry sites upon request.

More information on this and other corporate training available through SouthArk is available at (870) 864-8453, [email protected]

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