Skip to Main Content

Business and Industry Training

The Business & Industry Training program is the workforce training component of SAU Tech and exists to provide general and customized training for employers and economic development in the college’s four-county service area of Calhoun, Columbia, Dallas and Ouachita counties.

Courses and training can be specifically customized for a company's unique needs at a cost that is fair and reasonable by utilizing training grants. Our programs are available to meet the growing need of the workforce. Business & Industry Training staff ARE available to provide free initial consultation upon request to DETERMINE need, scope and location of all training services. We can provide you qualified, professional trainers with business and industrial experience to meet your training needs.

Program Services

Continuing Education Units are available for qualified training programs and are issued promptly to individual participants. Records of participation, class content, date and location are kept for documentation and evaluation purposes.

Funding Assistance for training services is available at a cost that is fair and reasonable utilizing training grants. Local proposals for funding can be developed and coordinated for eligible industries.

Avenues to Credit Courses for training services is available at a cost that is fair and reasonable utilizing training grants. Local proposals for funding can be developed and coordinated for eligible industries.

Credit for Prior Learning

At SAU Tech we know that the classroom isn't the only place where learning happens. Students may have gained knowledge through work history, life experiences, certifications, or training. SAU Tech offers several methods to help students obtain up to 30 college credit hours (half of a degree) by converting that knowledge into college credit and applying it to a degree. Read more about Credit for Prior Learning.

Meet the Staff

Photo: Micheal Bashford

Micheal Bashford

Director
870.574.4480

Photo: Tammy Larkins

Tammy Larkins

Administrative
Specialist III
870.574.4426