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ASU-Beebe Business and Industry Showcase Set for April 4
Posted Date: 3/29/24

The Arkansas State University-Beebe Searcy campus will host a Business and Industry Showcase and Career Fair for area high schools on Thursday, April 4.

Approximately 500 students have registered to attend the event, which provides an opportunity to hear directly from area businesses and industries regarding training, education, job market, potential salaries and more. Starting at 9 a.m., students will meet for campus tours and receive more information from instructors in the technical programs.

The Business and Industry Showcase and Career Fair offers high school students an excellent opportunity to visit with industry representatives, as well as learn about STEM focused career programs offered through the ASU-Beebe Regional Career Center (RCC) on the Searcy campus. 

Exhibitors will display their equipment and products in the Student Center on the Searcy campus and representatives from healthcare, financial, manufacturing, automotive, diesel, power sports and military career fields will be available for student inquiries.    

The Arkansas Workforce Services mobile unit will be set up on campus, and Jennifer Pike, office manager of the Department of Workforce Services Searcy Service Center office will assist those wanting to set up an account or apply for a job.  The Arkansas National Guard plans to bring a Black Hawk helicopter to land and show during the event, weather permitting. First Security Bank and First Electric Cooperative, co-sponsors of the event, will be providing lunch and refreshments. 

The RCC programs offer full academic credit to high school students who can also earn concurrent credit in the following areas: automotive technology, computerized machining technology, diesel technology, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR), industrial technology, health information technology, power sports technology and welding technology.

The ASU-Beebe Searcy campus is located at 1800 East Moore Ave. in Searcy.

For additional information on the Business and Industry Showcase and Career Fair, contact Mike Dingler, director of the RCC, at (501) 207-6258 or, or Heather Stogner, assistant director of the RCC, (501) 207-6288 or

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