Posts Tagged ‘workforce training’

Idled workers offered free training

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi community and junior colleges have joined with WIN Job Centers and Small Business Development Centers to offer free business start-up training and counseling to 1,000 out-of-work Mississippians. “This is a one-time opportunity for out-of-work Mississippians who want to become self-employed by starting their own businesses,” said Dr. Willis Lott, chairman of […] [...]

Training center preparing to break ground

PASCAGOULA — Groundbreaking should be announced in the next several months on a shipbuilding and metal trades academy on land near Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding in Pascagoula. The State of Mississippi is providing $20 million for the project from Hurricane Katrina recovery funds. The project was announced in 2009. Mike Petters, president of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, […] [...]

Legislature passes career-track bill

by Published: March 9,2010

Tags: education, Legislature, workforce training

JACKSON — The Mississippi Senate has sent the governor a bill that allows the state’s high schools to offer career-track courses for students who don’t plan to attend a four-year university. The Senate yesterday passed the bill, which had earlier passed the House. The bill outlines 20 course unit requirements for the so-called career track […] [...]

Workforce center receives federal grant

SUMMIT — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) announced the award of a $4.8-million federal grant to support the rebuilding and expansion of the Regional Workforce Training Center at Southwest Mississippi Community College (SMCC) in Summit. The award represents an investment by the U.S. Department of Commerce in the planned $6-million project, […] [...]

Juco partnerships are good business

by Published: February 8,2010

Tags: Severstal Columbus, The Capps Center, workforce training

Education-business link helping to build good workforce across the state   When Severstal Columbus opened its doors in Aug. 2007, only 10 percent of its 545 employees had experience in the steel industry. That is why the company used multiple mediums for workforce training, said Charlie Furman, external relations manager for the Columbus plant, which […] [...]

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