The Delta Regional Authority has announced it will provide $175,000 to the STRIVE vocational education program in eastern Arkansas.
Delta Regional Authority Federal Co-Chairman Chris Masingill announced the investment Tuesday with state and local officials in Marianna.
STRIVE - or Special Training in Remedial Instruction and Vocational Education - will provide students ages 14-19 from nine public school districts in Lee, Monroe, Phillips, and St. Francis counties with a career and technical skills development program. The program will be offered in partnership with East Arkansas Community College and Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute.
Course offerings will include specialized training in construction trades, cosmetology, computer technology, culinary arts, welding, medical professions, and the heating, ventilation and air conditioning field.