Planning Your Future

By Rachel Pitre on Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Dear students,

Have you ever wished you could be done with school for good? Have you wondered if four years of college is the right fit for you? Do you shudder at the thought of working in an office all day? Do you enjoy working with your hands or keeping up with the latest technology? If any of these sound like you, keep reading. This magazine holds many secrets to creating an exciting career for yourself after high school.

My team and I worked tirelessly to create this magazine in 2018 and continue its mission this year with key Arkansas leaders and partners like Be Pro Be Proud, Arkansas Community Colleges, the Arkansas Trucking Association and countless industry leaders from all corners of the state. Their input was invaluable and helped us compile an exciting second edition.

Take our quiz to see which technical profession fits your personality and plans for the future. Then, meet 17 young professionals who tapped into these secrets and have launched successful careers in Arkansas — and are already making good money! They’ll share tips and stats on their booming industries. We also show you two detailed maps displaying exactly where to train and who is hiring in Arkansas.

There’s so much inside this special issue; we hope you explore every page and thoughtfully consider this path for life after high school.