Performance Excellence Award Presented to

The Solutions Group of Arkansas Northeastern College

 


HOT SPRINGS, AR - - The Solutions Group of Arkansas Northeastern College, Blytheville, received the Challenge Award during the 12th Annual Awards Celebration for the Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence held September 25 at the Hot Springs Convention Center.  More than 250 business and civic leaders from throughout the State attended the program celebration, which recognizes Arkansas organizations engaged in continuous quality improvement.

 

The Solutions Group is the business and industrial training division of Arkansas Northeastern College.  The uniqueness of The Solutions Group is the customized approach of meeting the client’s needs in terms of course content and classroom delivery.  In 2005, The Solutions Group was the recipient of the National Bellwether Award for Innovative Practices at the National Community College Futures Assembly in Orlando, Florida.   Since it’s inception in 1996, The Solutions Group has steadily grown, continually improved, and risen to higher levels of performance excellence as evidenced by their latest award recognition.  The staff of The Solutions Group includes professionals from business and industry dedicated to providing quality training and education to the region’s workforce.      

The Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence (AIPE), which provides a framework for achieving quality excellence, was created in 1995 as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating learning opportunities that foster the application of continuous quality improvement.  The Chairman of the Board of the Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence program is W. Steven Carter, CEO of Elder Stay At Home, located in Rogers Arkansas.  Organizations and companies interested in participating in the program should contact AIPE Executive Director Barbara Harvel at the AIPE office by calling 501-373-1300 or 1-800-447-9330.  The AIPE office is located at 410 S Cross Street in Little Rock or visit their web page at www.arkansasexcellence.org.

 

Murray Therrell (left), Quality Systems Instructor with The Solutions Group of Arkansas Northeastern College, is pictured receiving the Challenge Award from W. Steven Carter, Chairman of the Board of the Arkansas Institute of Performance Excellence, at the annual celebration in Hot Springs.