University of Arkansas alum helping students as career education program coordinator

University of Arkansas alum helping students as career education program coordinator
University of Arkansas alum helping students as career education program coordinator
University of Arkansas (UA) alumnus Sandon Williams recently took over the Arkansas Department of Career Education’s program coordinator position for business and marketing education and is quickly working to put a curriculum in place to support future jobs.
 
"We are preparing students today for jobs that don't exist yet," he said. "We need to be proactive and innovative but our curriculum has not been updated since 2004. That is my main goal."
 
Williams, who holds a bachelor’s degree in business education and a Master of Arts in Teaching from UA’s College of Education and Health Professionals, originally envisioned a career in teaching, but jumped to policy to affect the education of more students.

In his new role, he plans to further emphasize secondary education programs in Arkansas and push students to develop leadership skills through organizations like the Future Business Leaders of American and DECA.
 
"We are heavily involved in helping these students gain leadership skills," Williams said. "We just returned from a national meeting in Daytona Beach, Florida. For some of these students, it was the first time they had been on an airplane or seen the ocean. I'm proud to work with these organizations and provide these opportunities."

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