Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

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FELONS NEED NOT APPLY — Two schools in state offer training for casino dealers

by Published: July 25,2014

Tags: Business, casinos, education, gambling, gaming, Mississippi

Are you thinking about becoming a dealer in one of Mississippi’s casinos? There are two licensed gaming schools in the state, with three locations, ready to teach you the games. Just one thing you need to know first: Felons need not apply. Before starting classes at Crescent City School of Gaming and Bartending in Gulfport […] [...]

USM entities unite in dyslexia therapy

by Published: July 25,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, workforce training

Several factors came together as the impetus for the inaugural class of the dyslexia therapy master’s program at the University of Southern Mississippi, the first of its kind at a public institution in the state. Dyslexia, or specific language-based learning disabilities, affects 15 to 20 percent of the population to some degree. That means in […] [...]

MBA — State schools offer variety of programs, including for mid-career executives

Colleges and universities in Mississippi offer master’s of business administration programs to help residents advance in business careers and achieve personal goals. The programs at Millsaps College, the University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University and the University of Southern Mississippi are among the schools offering a range of MBA degree options. Individual counseling, employer networking […] [...]

Training for advanced manufacturing jobs works at East Mississippi Community College

by Published: February 7,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, workforce training

The Center for Manufacturing Technology Excellence at East Mississippi Community College in Mayhew is the first of its kind in the state, providing advanced training for workers in the school’s district. It opened in 1997 in a partnership among state and local governments along with area business and industry. The original bricks and mortar investment […] [...]

Southern Miss offers nationally ranked MBA program

by Published: February 7,2014

Tags: Business, HATTIESBURG, Mississippi, Southern Miss

For the MBJ In a year that featured increased enrollment and changes leading to higher degree completion, the Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) program at the University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business can now tout being rated among the nation’s Top 200 part-time business programs in rankings for 2014 by U.S. News & World […] [...]

USM College of Business begins new graduate certificate program

by Published: February 7,2014

Tags: Business, education, HATTIESBURG, Mississippi, Southern Miss

For the MBJ In an effort to better equip students for professional success, the University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business is offering a new graduate certificate program in the foundations of business. The certificate program is available to students from all academic disciplines seeking business education on the graduate level. Four online courses are […] [...]

Cuts have taken a toll on employment centers

by Published: July 19,2013

Tags: employment agencies, MDES, WIN job centers

By now most everyone is familiar with the term “sequestration,” and some people are feeling its effects. In Mississippi sequestration has led to the closing of 12 WIN Job Centers and three becoming part-time centers. However, 43 WIN Job Centers remain open full time. The job centers are staffed and operated by the Mississippi Department […] [...]

State board ensures college programs are meeting workforce needs

Seven years ago the State Workforce Investment Board was established with a mission to help ensure a viable, well-trained workforce for Mississippi. The board is made up of a diverse group representing the various private sectors and public entities, especially public education, and works in conjunction with the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. Jay Moon, […] [...]

MBA program returning to Hattiesburg

The next couple of years will be key to the University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business, with the return of the MBA program to the Hattiesburg campus, the selection of a new dean and the opening of a new building to house its students, faculty and staff in Hattiesburg. Budget cuts in 2010 forced […] [...]

MSU dean: Low expectations are the enemy

Education and economic development go together “hand in glove,” says Dr. Richard Blackbourn, dean of education at Mississippi State University. “Business and industry rely on a well-educated/trained workforce to succeed,” Blackbourn said. “Obviously, the willingness of business to locate in a community has a great impact on the local tax base. Of additional importance is […] [...]

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