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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. Milton Kuykendall said. “Now we’re preparing them for life.”

The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors voted last month to give the school system $150,000, and the town has earmarked $150,000 to turn a warehouse at Olive Branch Industrial Park into a school.

The new center will be on the east side of the county. Southaven, on the west side, has a Career Technology Center.

Northwest Community College will offer dual credit to high school students at the center, share their adjacent aircraft maintenance facility and equipment with DCS, and offer night classes to the community at the center.

The DeSoto business and industrial community will provide consultation and assistance on workforce needs, and set up advisory boards and internships.

“Education is the engine that drives growth,” adds DeSoto County Supervisor Lee Caldwell. “DeSoto County is one of the fastest-growing areas of the nation, and we want good development that comes with an educated workforce, the kind that attracts industry.”


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