Adult education programs provide benefits for individuals, companies, and communities by helping people gain or improve the skills they need to secure rewarding careers and strengthening the talent pipeline for businesses. By building a qualified workforce and work-ready communities, Skill UP is strengthening the state’s economy and making Mississippi a more attractive place for companies to invest.

For Students

Skill UP programs, like Smart Start, are designed to help you gain the skills you need to be successful in today’s economy, including earning a high school equivalency diploma, strengthening your English and Math skills, and preparing you to meet the demands of any work environment. The Smart Start credential lets employers know you have the skills necessary to get the job done, which will help you get the job you want.

For Employers

Skill UP helps current and potential employees acquire the skills your company needs to be successful now and well into the future in an increasingly competitive global economy. 

Skill UP’s certificate and credentials programs help Mississippians gain both soft and hard skills that help employers streamline hiring, training, and promotion. Programs like Smart Start give you confidence that candidates have the technical and social skills they need to help your business grow, saving you time, money, and peace of mind.

The programs Skill UP offers are also available to help your employees build the skills they need to become more productive, advance in their careers, and increase your company’s bottom line.

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