Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Construction Education Foundation’

MCEF completes new statewide online training curricula

RIDGELAND — The Mississippi Construction Education Foundation (MCEF) has completed the first statewide online adoption of the standardized, competency-based, industry-driven NCCER construction and manufacturing curricula since its inception as the Wheels of Learning almost 20 years ago. The NCCER curriculum and its online NCCERconnect component are integral parts of a curricula for training the state’s […] [...]

Building a better image for future construction industry

While the competitors in the 2013 SkillsUSA Mississippi State Championships were showcasing their construction craftsmanship, construction and education leaders were doing their best to shine an even bigger light on career opportunities in the building community. Officials were all smiles last week at the Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson as high school and community college […] [...]

Construction group uses competition to showcase industry opportunities

The Mississippi Construction Education Foundation (MCEF), Mississippi Department of Education and construction industry partners are hosting the 2013 SkillsUSA Mississippi State Championship Feb. 26-27 at the Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson. While the event offers a chance for students and apprentices to show off their crafts skills, it also gives the industry a venue to […] [...]

Retirement won’t stop Nations’ legacy

Perry Nations, 75, a strong voice for the construction industry for more than 35 years, retired as executive director of Associated General Contractors on Dec. 31, 2012. Two days later, he took a new job as vice president of the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation. “I’m a workaholic,” Nations admits. “It is a challenge to come […] [...]

Workers still being trained for construction jobs

Training and education for construction jobs continues in the state even though the economy hasn’t recovered and construction projects have slowed down. Training isn’t as intense as it was in the time immediately following Hurricane Katrina, but industry educators feel the boom will return and a trained workforce must be ready. “Things are pretty tight, […] [...]

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