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Be Pro. Be Proud.

The Arkansas workforce is shrinking, and the demand for hard-working, skilled technicians is higher than ever. The opportunity for young people to find steady, engaging work is at an all-time high.

The path to a bright future is right at your feet. Let’s start building tomorrow’s workforce on "Be Pro, Be Proud: Path to Success."

Maintenance Technician

Your path to success could lead you to an organization such as the Tyson Foods chicken hatchery in Springdale, Arkansas, where countless professional opportunities await. ​

Maintenance technicians are the key to any facility running smoothly and efficiently. They’re the problem-solvers. Top earners in this field can bring home as much as $93,000 per year.

Wes Perry is one of more than 6,500 Arkansans working for Tyson Foods across the state. He’s been working robotics at the hatchery in Springdale for more than 4 years. Learn more about Wes’s path growing up as a kid tinkering on four-wheelers and boats to becoming a maintenance technician at Tyson Foods.

Interested in more opportunities for Arkansas graduates at Tyson Foods? Visit tysonfoods.com/careers.

Diesel Technician

With more than 5,000 construction firms in Arkansas, there’s certainly no shortage of demand for the work performed by diesel technicians. Your path to becoming a diesel technician could lead you to an organization such as Stribling Equipment in Little Rock, Arkansas, where countless pieces of construction and other diesel equipment pass through their shops on a weekly basis. ​

Diesel technicians keep heavy equipment running by performing diagnostics and prescribing solutions. Top earners in this field can bring home as much as $75,000 per year.


Cole Jones’ path to becoming a diesel technician began with the Arkansas Technician Program – a program designed to help students start earning a salary in just 1-2 years! Learn more about Cole’s path from a 2-year training program to becoming a diesel technician. ​

Interested in more opportunities for Arkansas graduates at Stribling Equipment? Visit striblingequipment.com.

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"Be Pro, Be Proud: Path to Success" is created in partnership with the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and Be Pro Be Proud, Inc. Arkansas PBS is proud to highlight the skilled professions leading the movement to bring a new generation of pride, progress and professionals to America’s skilled workforce.​ ​

Thank you to our sponsors whose financial support contributes to our ability to keep telling Arkansas’s stories. For all programs produced by Arkansas PBS, our organization maintains full editorial control; sponsors do not have influence or input on editorial content. We appreciate our sponsors supporting this editorial integrity.​

Last Updated 02 Dec 2022