The University of Arkansas at Hope-Texarkana recently began an internship program between the Technical and Industrial (T&I) Division and the Facilities, Grounds and Maintenance Department at the college. The internship allows T&I students to gain hands-on work experience while working towards their degree or certificate. A total of seven students, one from each T&I program, participate in the internship program.
“The maintenance internship program provides a unique opportunity for students to receive quality hands-on training that is necessary to be successful in the maintenance industry. Our goal in starting this innovative program is to invest in our students both inside and outside the classroom by allowing them to work on campus,” said Terry Tubbs, UAHT Physical Plant Director, and Internship Coordinator.
T&I programs at UAHT include, Commercial and Residential Equipment Maintenance and Repair (CARE), Diesel Technology, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, Industrial Electricity, Industrial Maintenance, Power Plant Technology, and Welding. These programs are taught by experienced staff who are experts in their field and are designed to qualify students for well-paying, high-demand jobs.
De’Von Reynolds, CARE program student, and intern said, “The program gives me the opportunity to learn new things and get experience in the field of facilities maintenance. Along with my certificate, this internship will help me stand out when I apply for future jobs.”
For more information about technical and industrial programs at UofA Hope-Texarkana, call 870-777-5722.
UofA Texarkana students De’Von Reynolds (left) and Don Nixon (right), both of Texarkana, TX, install new appliances at the UA-Texarkana campus as part of the T&I internship program.