Meeting in Progress
PARAGOULD, AR. Dec. 1—The Paragould BRTC Corporate and Community office hosted meetings for area industry leaders to share their training needs. The meetings were held October 28 and November 4 at Black River Technical College in Paragould.
Plant Superintendents, school superintendents, human resource managers, and business owners were present to hear guest speaker Darenda Kersey, BRTC Career and Technical Center director, talk about the Career and Technical Center. In addition, Ray Noel, a key originator of the Greene County Industrial Technical Center (GCITC), was on hand to help business and industry leaders understand the role of the GCITC consortium.
“We receive phenomenal support from the Paragould Chamber of Commerce, area business and industries, and the Greene County Industrial Training Center,” said Executive Director Priscilla Stillwell. “Without these partnerships we cannot keep our community progressive.”
Attendees included Kelly Aaron, Manager at Workforce Paragould; Jessie Blevins, Human Resources at DRIV/Tenneco; Brett Bradford, Chief Operations Officer at PLWC; Terry Chambers, Human Resources at Southworth; Tony Daily, Human Resources at DRIV/Tenneco; Don Gordon, Vice President of Operations at Allen Engineering; Suzie Hall, Human Resources at Allen Engineering; Brittany Hendley at Anchor Packaging; Allison Hestand, Director at Paragould Chamber of Commerce; Stacy Horn, Counselor at Paragould High School; Dean Inman, GCITC Advisor; Kristy Jordan, Accounts Manager at GCITC; Ray Noel, GCITC Advisor and former BRTC Board of Trustees member; Blaine Nunn, Owner at Nunn’s construction; Jacob Nunn, Owner at Nunn’s construction; Shaelynn Nunn, Owner at Nunn’s construction; Rhonda Quenzer, Human Resource and Safety Manager at AXIS; Keith Richey, Superintendent at Marmaduke Public Schools; David Snodgrass, Human Resources at NIDEC; Drake Wallace, Ranger Tool and Die; Gene Weeks, Superintendent at Greene County Tech; and Betty Wilcox from Allen Engineering.
For more information about GCITC or to become involved, contact Priscilla Stillwell at firstname.lastname@example.org or (870) 239-0969 or visit https://blackrivertech.org/workforce-corporate-and-community-training/pcc.