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New classes may help people get jobs at Big River Steel

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) -

Northeastern College is offering new courses that may help people get construction jobs.

The program, which is for construction technology, was created to help Arkansans get jobs at Big River Steel or on other construction projects.

The course allows someone to become certified to work in an entry level construction position.

Students can complete the course in four month and its requires them to take five classes.

Dean of Economic Development for Northeastern College Gene Bennett said he hopes this will lead to bigger jobs for the students in the future.

"And in a lot of cases we are hoping that they will see a lot of our students and think that they are good enough workers to apply to be a permanent employee at Big River Steel," Bennett said.

While the course was originally created to help get people jobs at Big River Steel, Bennett said it can help in any future construction projects.

He said it can get people a job now but also teach them a new trade for life as well.

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