Skill UP Mississippi is an initiative of the Office of Adult Education at the Mississippi Community College Board. Through various programs such as Smart Start and High School Equivalency (HSE), Skill UP Mississippi helps people launch careers, strengthens the state workforce, and creates an opportunity for economic development.
The Office of Adult Education is closely monitoring news and information related to the COVID-19 pandemic. While our priority is for programs to take all the necessary and recommended precautions to protect students, faculty, and staff, we know each area and program are different. To find out how your local program is serving the residents in their communities, please visit the Mississippi Community College Board’s COVID-19 update page for more information.
The Jones Workforce College Emergency Medical Response class got a special treat Tuesday night! The University of MS Medical Center allowed the helicopter, Aircare 2, to come by the Jasper County class to allow students to learn how to set up a landing zone and learn some of the capabilities of each aircraft in the fleet. Finally, the students learned how and when to launch a helicopter safely.
Thank you to UMMC for making this opportunity possible for our students!
– LeAnne Nixon
Linzy Patterson came to Itawamba Community College from Amory School District. While at Amory, he served as a Special Education teacher at various levels. Linzy has also served as an assistant football, soccer, and tennis coach. Linzy has additional educational experience in which he has earned an A.A. from Itawamba Community College, a B.B.A. from the University of Tennessee Martin, and an M.S. from Arkansas State University. In January 2018, Linzy joined Itawamba Community College as an Adult Education Instructor at the Amory WIN Center. The following year, he was promoted to Lead Instructor and moved to the main campus in Belden, MS. 2021-2022 will be Linzy’s first year as Director of Adult Education at Itawamba Community College. He states that his passion is “creating a safe, fostering environment where students want to learn and grow.”
Programs by County
You can find a Skill UP Mississippi program near you by using the interactive map. Select your county to learn more about the programs available in your area.
Coahoma Community College*
510 Sunbelt Drive
Clarksdale, MS 38614
*Coahoma Community College only serves Quitman, Tunica and Tallahatchie Counties within the Northwest Community College District