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Perfect Storm

I don’t think anyone aspires to be a high school dropout.

Often, when I listen to stories of others’ trials and tribulations, there is a moment in time, a perfect storm of events, which caused life to veer off course.


Adult Education on Demand: Introducing the Skill UP Mississippi Podcast

New podcast to focus on highlighting the impact of Adult Education for Mississippi residents Authored By: Bronwyn Robertson, Program Specialist for Workforce & Employer Engagement at the Mississippi Community College Board One of my dearest friends was diagnosed with breast cancer several years ago. As she learned more about this disease, she wanted to create […]

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Learning How To Teach Distance Learning

Hartman says the COVID-19 pandemic taught him how to be flexible and adaptable in the new virtual environment to meet the various needs of his students. However, one of the most important lessons he has learned is that educators have a responsibility to continue to learn and adapt to a digital learning environment.

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Find Something New:
Tools to help you discover a new career

Trying to find a rewarding career is often a long and difficult process. You can join people across the country who are gaining new skills and securing life-changing careers.

ESL Heritage Party

More than the English Language

For some individuals immigrating to the United States, learning the English language can be challenging. However, the adult education programs at Mississippi’s 15 community colleges are prepared to meet the needs of students learning English as a Second Language (ESL).

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Get a Smart Start to Your Future

The job market in the U.S. and Mississippi continues to evolve and become increasingly more competitive. The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated local economies and left thousands of Mississippians without jobs. The current economic environment makes it even more critical for people to take steps to gain the skills and education to secure in-demand jobs in our state.

RSS Latitudes – Mississippi Apprenticeship Program

  • Shannon Tymosko Success Story
    Shannon Tymosko, based in proximity to Toronto, Canada, is an apprentice electrician, and an advocate, educator, and ambassador for women in the skilled trades.  She is an active leader in KickAss Careers–a Canadian-based organization dedicated to bringing education, resources, and encouragement to women interested in working in a skilled trade.  She was introduced to the […]
  • Judaline Cassidy
    Judaline Cassidy is a feminist plumber, an activist for tradeswomen, and a public speaker.  A native of the twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago, Judaline was among the first three women selected to learn plumbing at the John Donaldson Technical Institute of Trinidad, which is now known as the University of Trinidad and Tobago. Judaline […]
  • ISG Success Story
    Tonya Campbell, an apprentice with Innovative Systems Group (ISG), discusses ISG’s Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program (ISG-CAP) that has been registered and certified by both ApprenticeshipNC and the U.S. Department of Labor. This program is also registered in Mississippi. Innovative Systems Group (ISG), based in Raleigh, N.C., has offered an effective and ground-breaking registered apprenticeship program in […]
  • Singing River Hospital Launches Health Care Registered Apprenticeship Program
    A new Registered Apprenticeship (RA) program at Singing River Hospital, the first of its kind in Mississippi, offers exciting opportunities for people interested in starting a career in health care.
  • Memorial Hospital Launches Innovative Registered Apprenticeship Program on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
    Memorial Hospital’s Registered Apprenticeship (RA) program, features certification courses for two registered occupations: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
  • Securing a Cybersecurity Career
    As cyber threats continue to grow in sophistication, businesses and entities from every sector face a challenge in recruiting skilled cybersecurity professionals capable of protecting their systems.
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