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Community college wins $1.1M manufacturing training grant

A Mississippi community college has received a $1.1 million grant to start an advanced manufacturing technology program. The Mississippi Community College Board awarded the grant to Meridian Community College, in an effort to develop industry-specific programs that have not qualified for traditional worker training money. The program will offer a certificate including classes in machining, mechatronics, robotics material handling and ...

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Mississippi community college fees rise 7 percent on average

Tuition at Mississippi’s 15 community and junior colleges will rise almost 7 percent on average this fall. Thirteen of the independently governed schools will raise charges on students this fall. Tuition will remain flat at Copiah-Lincoln Community College and East Mississippi Community College. Figures from the state Community College Board show average tuition will rise to $2,748 annually, up from ...

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Mississippi Community College Board hires new leader

JACKSON — Andrea Mayfield is the new executive director of Mississippi’s Community College Board. The board voted unanimously Friday to hire Mayfield, who had been president of Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, since July 2014. The Alabama Community College System accepted Mayfield’s resignation Thursday. Mayfield worked at East Mississippi Community College from 1996 to 2012, rising to vice ...

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Community College Board interviews 4 for executive director

RIDGELAND — Mississippi’s Community College Board is interviewing four candidates for executive director and could choose a new director someone this month. The board conducted interviews in a closed session Wednesday at the Ridgeland campus of Holmes Community College. The names of the candidates were not listed on an agenda published by the board, which coordinates the state’s 15 independently ...

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Community college dedicating new welding technology center

MERIDIAN — Meridian Community College is tripling its capacity of a workforce training program with the dedication today of a new welding technology center. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves will speak at the 10 a.m. dedication on the MCC campus in Meridian. The $1.5 million, 11,500-square foot metal structure, located on the north side of the Workforce Development Center, was donated ...

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Community college test shows student satisfaction increasing

PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College was rated above the national norms on eight student satisfaction scales on the Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI). The test, conducted by MGCCC’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Research, showed that 78.9 percent of students were very satisfied, satisfied or somewhat satisfied with their experience at MGCCC, a 2.9 percent increase over last ...

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Co-Lin gets $2M-plus to support oil industry at port

WESSON — Copiah-Lincoln Community College will use $2 million over the next three years to help train diesel mechanics to support southwest Mississippi’s growing oil industry and operations at the port of Natchez. The U.S. Labor Department is giving $10 million total to four community colleges to improve training of automotive technicians. Other colleges getting the money include Lawson State ...

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Community college board exec Eric Clark to retire

JACKSON — Mississippi Community College Board Executive Director Eric Clark will retire at the end of June 2015. Since 2008, Clark has led the board that coordinates the operations of the state’s 15 community colleges, which are governed by local boards. Clark, 63, made the announcement during a state board meeting. He told The Associated Press he will have 40 ...

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