Workforce Training: Center for Workforce Excellence

Contact: Mason Robinson - 501.332.0249 / mrobinson [at]

In today’s competitive global market, it is important that workforce skills are sharpened and kept on the cutting edge. Having a well-trained workforce has an impact on the bottom line of a company. College of the Ouachitas (COTO) partners with local businesses and industries to bring quality, customized, short-term or long-term affordable training to their companies.  COTO also offers assistance with grants to save training dollars, enabling companies to see a greater return on their training investment.

COTO offers training at plant and business sites, at the college campus in Malvern, and at other training centers like Henderson’s Community Education Center in Arkadelphia. We serve a five county area which includes: Hot Spring, Clark, Saline, Dallas, and Grant; we welcome training center locations in each community.

It is not always easy to budget for training or manage the time for people to get training during work hours.  To that end, COTO facilitates co-training opportunities so that companies can share the cost of training and time slots that assist in covering various shifts of employees.  To join the College of the Ouachitas Training Alliance (COTA) please contact the Director of Workforce Development so your training needs can be assessed and matched with like training needs of others.

Customized Training

Quality IT Training

Mechatronics and CIS

At COTO, YOUR business is OUR business!