Arkansas Employment Career Center mission is to provide opportunities to strengthen individuals, families, the community and prepare individuals for opportunities of higher education, vocational employment, apprenticeship, and
Arkansas Employment Career Center philosophy is committed to providing career opportunities through education and training, which allow
individuals to create or enhance career opportunities. Arkansas Employment Career Center is committed to providing superior customer service and ensuring all clients equal access.
Arkansas Employment Career Center’s vision is to provide opportunities for anyone entering or re-entering the job market. The vision is centered on everyone’s deserves to second chance regardless of race, creed, color, sexual orientation, or criminal background.
Carla L. Daniels, MPA
President and CEO
Marilyn Todd, MBA
Brett Smith, Chairman
Superintendent, Alexander Juvenile Treatment Facility
Allen Harris, Treasurer
Banking, Arvest Bank
Dr. J.J. Lacey, Jr., Secretary
Retired, Educator Little Rock School District
Mary Parham, Member
President/CEO, JKelly Referral Services
Carol Silverstrom, Member
Retired, U. S. Small Business Administration
Pamela Abrams, Member
Jessie “Rocky” McDaniel, Member
Retired, Administrator for Department of Veterans Administration
Michael O’Leary, Member
Principal, Arkansas National Guard
Youth Challenge Program
Job Placement (referral)
Ethics and Conflicts resolution
Arkansas Employment Career Center clients are given an assessment to determine their strengths, weakness, and the career path that best suit their career aspirations. Completion of a program is required as part of their success into the job market.
Individual Assessment/ Peer Motivation
Educational Services/ Applications
Basic Budgeting/ Internet Job Search
Resume Building/ Interview Techniques
Communication (Conflict Resolution)
Classes are offered in a “hands-on” environment and includes weekly workshops and a computer lab. Individuals will develop the necessary skills needed to succeed in todays’ competitive job market while also developing an understanding of computer applications as pertaining to employment readiness, career planning and lifelong success.
1. Individual assessment and peer motivation consist of speakers providing a personal accountability of their lives and exhibit positive change.
2. Clients are given an assessment to determine their career options. Various post secondary education information is presented. Participants are given the opportunity to receive assistance with college, vocational or trade school applications, completing the FASFA’s, or loan forgiveness to re-enter school.
3. Basic budgeting information is presented to participants such as: banking 101 (checking vs. savings), assessing your personal and financial situation (needs vs. wants), and understanding credit (Equifax, TransUnion and Experian). Financial responsibility is a key component to financial independence.
4. Resume and capability statement indicates the experience, education, capability for job placement. Participants are involved in “mock interviews” and how “dress properly” for interviews.
5. Communication skill prepares clients how to communicate effectively in any given situation. Conflicts resolution (Mediation) allows clients to avoid problems on and off the job in a positive manner.
6. Staff Development Training Offered: Time Management, Telephone Skills, Strategic Planning, Negotiation Skills, Decision Making, Anger Management, Brain Storming, Customer Service.
Arkansas Employment Career Center is not a Staffing company. We provide the tools and training to enhance the possibility to gain a employment.
Placement opportunities exits within the public and private sector including manufacturing, warehouse/distribution, construction, hospitality, landscaping, state and city government etc. Companies recruit in the areas of: clerical, medical, professional, substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, hotels, construction, and CNA´S. Through community collaboration efforts, AECC offer clients the opportunity to obtain their: GED, High School diploma, FASFA application, college entrance, resume writing, banking, loan forgiveness or deferment, vocational, apprenticeship, entrepreneurship and post secondary education.
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PEOPLE WE SERVE
- Adults 18 and up, not in school and can’t find employment
- Reentry individuals with a criminal background
- Disabled Veterans or Unemployed Veterans
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TAN/TEA)
- Vocational Rehabilitation or Long-Term Unemployment
- SSDI or SSI Disability
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Retired School Teachers Bilingual Interpreter
Assist Clients with Computers
Every donation has an immediate and significant impact on our operation. We are a registered 501(c)(3) and your donation is tax deductible.
Arkansas Employment Career Center collaborate with more than twenty organizations such as:
- Judicial System
Second Baptist Church
City of Little Rock Community Programs
Address: 300 S. Spring Street, Suite 508 Little Rock, AR 72201