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LISTEN: UACCB’s Dr. Brian Shonk talks about upcoming workforce summit


The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB), Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, and White River Planning and Development District are collaborating to present a Regional Workforce Summit to take place at UACCB’s Independence Hall on March 7, 2024.

The summit will feature discussions on Arkansas’s workforce’s current and future state, emphasizing the north central region.

Mike Rogers, the Chief Workforce Officer for the State of Arkansas, will open the summit with a keynote presentation followed by panel discussions and interactions throughout the remainder of the day.

UACCB Chancellor Dr. Brian Shonk (pictured) recently dropped by Arkansas 103.3 KWOZ’s Greenway Equipment studio to visit with White River Now’s Chad Whiteaker about the upcoming event. Listen to their conversation below.


Attending the summit is free, and it is open to individuals from all industry sectors. Attendees will be able to engage with experts, participate in discussions, and network with peers.

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