Workforce & Education
Workforce - An essential component of a successful community is a well-trained workforce. Marion is fortunate to have a large labor shed and excellent training opportunities that will give you a variety of employee candidates from which to choose. Marion is five minutes away from AR State University Mid-South (located in West Memphis), 60 minutes from ASU in Jonesboro, and multiple higher education options just minutes away in Memphis.
ASU Mid-South offers various technical programs such as diesel maintenance, welding technology, aviation technology, nursing assistant, respiratory therapy, digital media, emergency technician, and others. The progressive institution has proven experience in developing training programs for existing or new industry, and we will be happy to assist you in coordinating with them for your specific needs.
Marion is a part of the Memphis MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) and our region has excellent resources in education and specialized training that result in lower unemployment rates and better lives for our citizens.
Crittenden County also achieved the ACT Work Ready Communities (WRC) certification in May 2019. WRC empowers states, regions and counties with data, processes, and tools that drive economic growth. Participants are leveraging the ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate to measure and close the skills gap - and building common frameworks that link, align and match their workforce development efforts.