Posts Tagged ‘training’

State lawmakers pass dual enrollment legislation

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers have passed a bill that will allow high school dropouts and potential dropouts to enroll at community colleges, earning a high school diploma while getting worker training. The state already has a law allowing such dual enrollment. But, Gov. Phil Bryant has been pushing Senate Bill 2792, saying it will be […] [...]

EIGS forms workforce development partnership with Digital Quest

by Published: March 20,2012

Tags: education, geospatial, technology, training, workforce

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions (EIGS) has formed a partnership with Digital Quest, a national geospatial education firm. The partnership was formed to enhance the EIGS workforce development program with geospatial certifications. The State of Florida recently adopted the “S.P.A.C.E.” (Spatial Projects and Community Exchange) certification series created by Digital Quest and […] [...]

High-tech training programs coming to new center

by Published: March 19,2012

Tags: education, high-tech, jobs, training, workers, workforce

OLIVE BRANCH — Four high-tech programs are planned for a new Regional Technology and Training Center in Olive Branch. They will include two career programs recently approved by Mississippi — public safety and transportation/logistics, The Commercial Appeal ( reported. The center also will offer programs in health sciences and industrial maintenance. “We prepare kids for […] [...]

Camp Shelby chosen for unmanned aircraft training site

FORREST COUNTY — Camp Shelby, the nation’s largest state-owned and operated military training site, has been chosen from 19 sites around the country as a center to train national guard troops to operate the unmanned aircraft called drones. The center at Camp Shelby will train soldiers from all over the country and will operate during […] [...]

Airport prepares for military training program

COLUMBUS — Working with the nation’s busiest air base in just one part of the multifaceted role of Golden Triangle Regional Airport. Other facets include economic development, business travel and passenger air service. “They’re a key enabler to our training environment here,” said Rick Johnson, chief public affairs officer for Columbus Air Force Base. That […] [...]

MDE developing statewide teacher evaluation system

by Published: January 18,2012

Tags: education, evaluations, schools, students, teachers, training

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Education is developing a system for evaluating its educators that could be ready to be used during the 2014-15 school year. It would be used to help identify training needs of individual teachers, said Daphne Buckley, deputy state superintendent for quality professionals and special schools. Buckley tells the Northeast […] [...]

Extension offers training to new county supervisors

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University Extension Service’s Center for Governmental Training and Technology recently gave newly elected county supervisors some of the tools they needed to begin work in the new year. New supervisors from across the state participated in a training session designed to teach them about basic laws and ethical issues that supervisors […] [...]

Workforce conference explores new ideas about education

JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour said yesterday he wants Mississippians to look at new approaches to improve education, including more opportunities for job training instead of bachelor’s degrees and the involvement of churches to help prevent struggling students from dropping out of high school. Other ideas include cutting tax funds to intercollegiate athletics, shortening paths […] [...]

Air Force decision means new mission, jobs at Key

by Published: June 15,2011

Tags: defense, jobs, military, military bases, training

MERIDIAN — Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, with Congressman Gregg Harper and Gov. Haley Barbour, yesterday welcomed news from the U.S. Air Force that it would immediately begin action to bring a new training mission to Key Field Air National Guard Base at Meridian. The Air Force yesterday informed the Mississippi congressional delegation members […] [...]

Labor offering funding to ‘nontraditional’ women

by Published: March 31,2010

Tags: federal assistance, minorities, training, women

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the availability of approximately $1.8 million in funds for up to six Women in Apprenticeship and Non-traditional Occupations grants. The grants, jointly administered by the department’s Women’s Bureau and its Employment and Training Administration’s Office of Apprenticeship, will support preparatory apprenticeship opportunities for women entering the […] [...]

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