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Barkett receives national award for education leadership

Veteran educator Mike Barkett, president of the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation, is the recipient of the National Association of Women in Construction’s Carol A. Kueker Construction Education Visionary Award. Barkett was honored by NAWIC for his visionary leadership and outstanding contributions to construction education during a ceremony in Atlanta on Aug. 23. A resident of Rankin County, Barkett joined MCEF ...

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Sigma Lambda Chi recognizes MCEF’s Barkett for exemplary leadership

Mike Barkett, president of the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation, is being honored for his outstanding contributions in construction education by Sigma Lambda Chi – the only internationally recognized honor society for the construction industry. A proponent of career and technical education, Barkett has influenced thousands of students seeking careers in Mississippi’s growing construction industry. Barkett, a Rankin County resident who ...

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MCEF Foundation projects more constuction jobs and is trying to draw students to the craft

By LISA MONTI  The Mississippi Construction Education Foundation is on a mission to recruit and train workers for the plentiful, well-paying jobs in the construction industry. Besides reaching out to students, the foundation teaches the benefits of construction and manufacturing jobs to moms and dads who want their kids to go to work rather than college. “Some parents have a ...

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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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Construction group uses competition to showcase industry opportunities

The Mississippi Construction Education Foundation (MCEF), Mississippi Department of Education and construction industry partners are hosting the 2013 SkillsUSA Mississippi State Championship Feb. 26-27 at the Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson. While the event offers a chance for students and apprentices to show off their crafts skills, it also gives the industry a venue to showcase the career opportunities offered ...

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