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About Skill UP Mississippi
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.

About Skill UP Mississippi
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 Smart Start credential is designed to help you gain the skills you need to be successful in today’s economy. The program prepares you for middle-skill jobs such as machinists, registered nurses, computer technicians, medical assistants and a host of other opportunities by helping you learn and practice good work habits and the effective communications skills you need to secure meaningful employment. People who successfully complete the program receive a National Career Readiness Certificate that signals to employers that you have the skills necessary to be effective in a job. Learn more about Smart Start by calling 601-432-6518 or completing the contact form.

Skill UP Mississippi offers training and support for people pursuing nationally recognized High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma programs. These programs, offered through community colleges and adult education programs across the state, provide students with a flexible, supportive environment designed to help students succeed. Completing a HSE can help you secure a higher paying job or pursue higher educational opportunities. Learn more about HSE programs near you by calling 601-432-6518 or completing the contact form.

The Smart Start credential is designed to help you gain the skills you need to be successful in today’s economy. The program prepares you for middle-skill jobs such as machinists, registered nurses, computer technicians, medical assistants and a host of other opportunities by helping you learn and practice good work habits and the effective communications skills you need to secure meaningful employment. People who successfully complete the program receive a National Career Readiness Certificate that signals to employers that you have the skills necessary to be effective in a job. Learn more about Smart Start by calling 601-432-6518 or completing the contact form.

Skill UP Mississippi offers training and support for people pursuing nationally recognized High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma programs. These programs, offered through community colleges across the state, provide students with a flexible, supportive environment designed to help students succeed. Completing a HSE can help you secure a higher paying job or pursue higher educational opportunities. Learn more about HSE programs near you by calling 601-432-6518 or completing the contact form.

Catina Carter

Catina Carter

I have a High School Equivalency diploma, certifications in Business Office Assisting, Medical Terminology, Keyboarding, Medical Business Practices, Business Communications, Computer Applications, State Approved Nurse Aid Training, Professional Development, and Medical Office Procedures, college credit, and a newfound confidence in my abilities. I will forever be grateful to Northeast Mississippi Community College and the people who work there, for giving me the opportunity for a bright and limitless future!

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Adult Education
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
Tamara Travis
510 Sunbelt Drive
Clarksdale, MS 38614

Phone: (662) 621-4307
Fax: (662) 621-4305
E-mail: twashington@coahomacc.edu

Copiah-Lincoln Community College
Karen Gaudet
P.O. Box 649
Wesson, MS 39191-0649

Phone: (601) 643-8654
Fax: (601) 643-8216
E-mail: karen.gaudet@colin.edu

East Central Community College
Alfreda Thompson
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327

Phone: (601) 635-2111 x 387
Fax: (601) 635-4011
E-mail: arthompson@eccc.edu

East Mississippi Community College
Dr. O’Neil Wright
8731 South Frontage Road
Mayhew, MS 39753

Phone: (662) 243-2627
Fax: (662) 243-1931
E-mail: owright@eastms.edu

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Kelly Parker
10298 Express Drive
Gulfport, MS 39503

Phone: (228) 896-2512
E-mail: kelly.parker@mgccc.edu

Pascagoula Separate Schools
Kathleen Williams
1713 Kenneth Ave.
Pascagoula, MS 39567

Phone: (228) 938-6587
Fax: (228) 938-6445
E-mail: kmwilliams74@gmail.com

*Pascagoula Adult Learning Center only serves Jackson County within the Gulf Coast Community College District

Hinds Community College
Ms. Kristi Johnson
11 Community College Blvd.
Pearl, MS 39208

Phone: (601) 936-1850
Fax: (601) 857-3919
E-mail: Kristi.Johnson2@hindscc.edu

Rankin County Schools
Carol King
135 1/2 South College Street
Brandon, MS 39042

Phone: (601) 825-5040
Fax: (601) 825-5283
Email: carol.king@rcsd.ms

*Rankin County Schools district only serve Rankin County within the Hinds County Community College District

Holmes Community College
Earline Smith
The Attala Center
620 West Jefferson
Kosciusko, MS 39192

Phone: (662) 472-9105
Fax: (662) 472-9158
E-mail: esmith@holmescc.edu

Grenada School District
Priscilla Burns
423 S. Line Street
Grenada, MS 38901

Phone: (662) 227-6101
Fax: (662) 226-7462
E-mail: pburns@grenadak12.com

Itawamba Community College
Julia Houston
3200 Adams Farm Road
Belden, MS 38826

Phone: (662) 407-1512
Fax: (662) 407-1507
E-mail: jfhouston@iccms.edu

Jones County Junior College
Wendy Evans 
72 Technology Blvd., Box 1
Ellisville, MS 39437

Phone: (601) 477-2228
E-mail: wendy.evans@jcjc.edu

Meridian Community College
Jennifer Whitlock
910 Highway 19 North
Meridian, MS 39307

Phone: (601) 484-8796
Fax: (601) 484-8703
E-mail: jwhitloc@meridiancc.edu

Mississippi Delta Community College
Suzanne Thompson
P.O. Box 668, Hwy 3/Cherry Street
Moorhead, MS 38761-0668

Phone: (662) 246-6519
Fax: (662) 246-6517
E-mail: sthompson@msdelta.edu

Coahoma Community College*
Tamara Travis
510 Sunbelt Drive
Clarksdale, MS 38614

Phone: (662) 621-4307
Fax: (662) 621-4305
E-mail: twashington@coahomacc.edu

*Coahoma Community College only serves Bolivar County within the Mississippi Delta District

Northeast Mississippi Community College
Laurie Kesler
Holliday Hall, 317, 101 Cunningham Boulevard
Booneville, MS 38829

Phone: (662) 720-7259
Fax: (662) 720-7464
E-mail: lgkesler@nemcc.edu

Northwest Mississippi Community College
Tim Chavez
P.O. Box 7048
4975 Hwy. 51 North
Senatobia, MS 38668-7048

Phone: (662) 562-3367
Fax: (662) 560-5214
Email: tchavez@northwestms.edu

Coahoma Community College*
Tamara Travis
510 Sunbelt Drive
Clarksdale, MS 38614

Phone: (662) 621-4307
Fax: (662) 621-4305
E-mail: twashington@coahomacc.edu

*Coahoma Community College only serves Quitman, Tunica and Tallahatchie Counties within the Northwest Community College District

Pearl River Community College
Ruby Smith
PRCC Woodall Technology Center
906 Sullivan Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Phone: (601) 403-1818
Fax: (601) 554-5550
E-mail: rsmith@prcc.edu

Southwest Community College
Carolyn Williams
1146 Horace Holmes Dr.
Summit, MS 39666

Phone: (601) 276-3846
Fax: (601) 276-3883
Email: wmsc@smcc.edu

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