The Greene County Industrial Training Consortium (a consortium of local business, industry, and educational providers) has been training high performance employees for member companies since July 1998. Members are provided high quality, skill-building education that is customized to the needs of the business or industry. If GCITC/BRTC does not have a qualified trainer on staff, they do a statewide or nationwide search and bring an instructor in to meet the organization’s needs. The GCITC staff also helps businesses and industries get training grants from the state.
Black River Technical College (BRTC), with campuses located in Pocahontas and Paragould, offers quality technical and academic programs at one of the most competitive rates in Arkansas. BRTC faculty and staff strive to individually support students in their journey to earn a degree or certificate and improve their quality of life while also working with the local community to make it a better place to live.