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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 an alternative for some students ...

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EIGS forms workforce development partnership with Digital Quest

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 sponsored by EIGS. Florida included these ...

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High-tech training programs coming to new center

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 (http://bit.ly/Ab6Ddo) reported. The center also will offer programs in health sciences and industrial maintenance. “We prepare kids for college,” DeSoto County Schools Supt. ...

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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 peace as well as wartime, ...

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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 enabling will go a step ...

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MDE developing statewide teacher evaluation system

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 Mississippi Daily Journal there is ...

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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 face on a daily basis. ...

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Training Dick and Jane

The Governor’s Workforce Conference held earlier this month in Jackson offered plenty of success stories, particularly the recruitment of the new Toyota plant in Northeast Mississippi. However, there were also words of warning about the state meeting the needs of businesses with a competently trained workforce in the future. The state is already struggling to meet the demand for skilled ...

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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 to college degrees and pushing ...

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Air Force decision means new mission, jobs at Key

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 and the governor that it ...

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