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State expands career effort

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The state today announced expansion of Arkansas Works, aimed at education and economic development. The new wrinkle is an on-line college and career planning program, plus hiring of 43 "college and career coaches" who'll work in 21 "economically challenged" counties.

A state news release says a similar program in Virginia had steered an increased number of students into college who didn't plan to attend and increased enrollment in advanced and technical courses.

You can see the planning program on-line here.

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