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Young Manufacturers Academy
Published: July 07 2017

Arkansas State University-Beebe will offer a Young Manufacturers Academy on its Searcy campus starting Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 14 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 


The academy introduces students entering grades seventh through ninth grades to all facets of the manufacturing industry through hands-on activities and simulation-based learning. The participants will also travel to industry locations for on-site interaction with manufacturers. The academy is free of charge, with breakfast and lunch provided each day.


The academy will begin with a visit from the State Chamber of Commerce sponsored Be Pro Be Proud mobile unit and will culminate with a capstone event.  


The public is invited to attend a certificate presentation on Friday afternoon. For more information, call (501) 207-6257 or email bscornett@asub.edu.


The Young Manufacturers Academy is funded by a manufacturing grant from the Gene Haas Foundation. To date, more than 1,200 charitable (501 C3) organizations and schools have received funds totaling over $27 million from the Gene Haas Foundation. For more information on the Gene Haas Foundation, view the website at http://ghaasfoundation.org.


For more information about ASUB programs, call (501) 882-3600, or visit the website at www.asub.edu.


Founded in 1927, Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, the Little Rock Air Force Base, and online, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus. ASU-Beebe is nationally recognized by the Aspen Institute for student success rates.