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The Arkansas Steelmaking Bootcamp is a job skills initiative designed to prepare people for the urgent labor demand in the steel manufacturing industry in Mississippi County.  The Bootcamp is comprised of 80 hours of workforce education and training that provides participants with entry-level knowledge for entering a career in steelmaking.


Employers to benefit from these trained workers would include Big River Steel/U. S. Steel, Nucor-Yamato Steel, Nucor Steel Arkansas, Hybar Steel, Tenaris, Majestic Steel USA, Lexicon, Atlas Tube, Arkansas Steel Processing, Ratner Steel, SMS Milcraft, and Primetals, among others.


Tentatively, the 80 hour Bootcamp will be offered over a two-week period (Monday-Friday) with open entry, meaning that participants will not have to wait until the next cycle begins to start training.  The Bootcamp at Arkansas Northeastern College will accommodate up to 25 participants per cycle.  Partner colleges Arkansas State University - MidSouth, Arkansas State University - Newport, Black River Technical College, East Arkansas Community College will account for 22 cohorts collectively.


Completer Credentials:

Each Arkansas Steelmaking Bootcamp completer will receive an OSHA-10 General Industry certification as well as an American Heart Association First Aid/CPR certification.  Each participant will also receive a Certificate of Completion for the Arkansas Steelmaking Bootcamp.



Application to be considered for the Arkansas Steelmaking Bootcamp for ALL COLLEGES.

 Arkansas Steelmaking Bootcamp Application - ALL COLLEGES


More Information:

For more information regarding the Arkansas Steelmaking Bootcamp, please contact us!  |  870-838-2937



Cohort Schedule:  Apply at the application link above

Arkansas Northeastern College

  • Day Sessions:  8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Cohort 6: April 22 - May 3, 2024
    Cohort 7: May 28 - June 10, 2024

Black River Technical College (8:00am - 5:00pm)

  • June 3-14, 2024:  Paragould BRTC, 1 Black River Drive, Paragould, 72450

ASU Newport - Jonesboro (8:00am - 5:00pm)

  • May 13-24, 2024

  • June 17-28, 2024

Mix and match schedules are available.  Just contact the Arkansas Steelmaking Bootcamp Coordinator.



Bootcamp Training Topics:

Team Building - 4 hours

First Aid/CPR - 6 hours

Radio Protocol - 2 hours

Steelmaking Processes - 4 hours

Preventative Maintenance - 4 hours

Math for Manufacturing - 4 hours

OSHA 10 - 10 hours

Quality Basics for Operators - 4 hours

Mechanical Measurements - 2 hours

Proper Use of Tools - 3 hours

Anti-Harassment - 1 hour

Technical Math - 4 hours

Personal Financial Planning - 2 hours

Steel Mill Economics - 4 hours

Forklift Safety - 4 hours

Crane Safety - 4 hours

Hydraulics/Pneumatics - 8 hours

Basic Electrical Applications - 6 hours

Fundamentals of Blueprint Reading - 4 hours

Total Hours - 80 hours

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