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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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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 new generation of construction and ...

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USM introduces new human capital development program

Finding and developing trained employees is an ongoing struggle in the business community. Now, one of Mississippi’s public universities has launched a new working professional-friendly degree program to help meet the issue. The College of Science and Technology at the University of Southern Mississippi recently formed the Department of Human Capital Development at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long ...

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