The University of Arkansas Rich Mountain held their annual Junior Day event on April 18th in the Ouachita Center on the main campus in Mena. Approximately 475 seniors from 10 high schools in the UA Rich Mountain service area attended: Ouachita River Schools – Acorn High School & Oden High School, Bethel Christian, Caddo Hills, Cossatot River, Mena, Mt. Ida, Smithville, Umpire, and Waldron. Dr. Phillip Wilson, UA Rich Mountain Chancellor welcomed the high school juniors to campus and emphasized the importance of post-secondary education and skilled training after high school. Wilson stated, “We would like to thank our area schools for allowing students to attend Junior Day at UA Rich Mountain. It is important in today’s world for students to get some form of education after high school, whether that’s 2 or 4 year degrees or technical education to join the workforce.”
High school juniors learned about the workforce ready/technical program offerings at UA Rich Mountain during the morning session. Programs highlighted included: Machine Tool Technology, Welding, Allied Health-Nursing, Medical Billing/Coding, Information Systems, Business Administration, and Culinary Arts. Lunch and concert by the band, Burnhouse were also a part of the event festivities. Jerod McCormick, UA Rich Mountain Recruiter stated, “It’s always a great day when we have that many students on campus at one time. Our goal for the annual Junior Day is to not only showcase our programs, but also to demonstrate to students the great employment opportunities available and achievable with as little as one year of post-secondary education and training.”
UA Rich Mountain would like to extend their sincere gratitude and appreciation to NIDEC Motor Corporation, Aleshire Electric, and Union Bank for sponsoring the event.
For more information about Junior Day 2018, contact Jerod McCormick at (479) 394-7622 ext. 1430 or email@example.com. #join the tradition