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Budget cuts, tuition hikes mean fewer in training classes

By ALEX JACKS Community colleges across the state are taking a hit as Mississippi legislators make budget cuts in all sectors. To compensate for the budget cuts, all 15 junior colleges in Mississippi recently announced that tuition will be increased by an average of 13 percent this fall. Hinds Community College in Jackson increased its tuition rates this year in ...

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Mississippi set to add new worker training to job-creation incentives

A scaled-back version of workforce training legislation Gov. Phil Bryant last year dubbed “The Two Cars and a Boat” bill won final legislative approval Tuesday. House passage of Senate Bill 2808 put the measure on track for a signature from a governor who last year championed it as a way to give Mississippians a chance to own a couple of ...

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Training funds target food stamp recipients in Mississippi

JACKSON — A $20.5 million federal program will match SNAP recipients to workforce training and job opportunities in Mississippi. The three-year funding was announced Monday by Gov. Phil Bryant and U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service Southeast Regional Administrator Robin Bailey Jr. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is formerly known as food stamps. The Mississippi Department of Human ...

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USM entities unite in dyslexia therapy

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 every class of 25 students, ...

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Report touts MGCCC's workforce training programs

PERKINSTON — A recent study found that Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is the state leader in workforce training and is responsible for more than 75 percent of all workforce development within its four-county district. These results are part of the data released in MGCCC’s Economic Impact Report, which outlines the college’s partnerships with industry, government and public entities to ...

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Training for advanced manufacturing jobs works at East Mississippi Community College

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 was $6 million and today, ...

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MEC launches 'tech master' program to honor students

JACKSON — Mississippi business leaders will start honoring graduating high school students choosing technical careers. The Mississippi Economic Council announced it would sponsor a new “tech master” program that would recognize graduating high school seniors who meet certain standards in a technical curriculum. The program will run in parallel with the existing Mississippi Scholars program, in which MEC recognizes high ...

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