Selecting the best educational option for yourself requires access to a wide array of information from a variety of sources. ACRS provides an important resource in addition to the data already made available by the education and training providers and labor market analysts.
Rather than reproduce all of the existing information from other sources, ACRS offers links to the websites of those providers and analysts who voluntarily shared their Internet addresses with the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services. The help you need is just a few clicks away. Inclusion of any website or product is in no way an endorsement by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services unless Arkansas Department of Workforce Services produced the site or product.
A comprehensive educational consumer report system should provide data for six crucial areas: schools and programs of study; follow-up data on former students; occupational exploration; job hunting resources; labor market information; and skills exploration and testing. ACRS offers links for all six areas below.
The information provided is neutral; your needs, desires and abilities determine what is useful in your decision-making process. A large school seems attractive to someone who craves the excitement of crowds, for example. Such a school would be less desirable to someone who favors the intimacy of a smaller setting. Maybe intercollegiate athletics and sporting events on campus are important to you. Or, perhaps, you are more interested in the availability of financial aid. These links in ACRS should help provide a more complete picture of your options.
- Schools and Programs of Study
- Follow-Up on Former Students
- Occupational Exploration
- Job Hunting Resources
- Labor Market Information
- Skills Exploration and Testing