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The Importance of Community Partnerships

Adult education programs provide students with essential workplace experience and training. But although these programs are effective, they can be strengthened and improved through community partnerships. 

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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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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

  • Meet Paige Hutchinson
    Meet Paige Hutchinson, the Work-Based Learning Coordinator at Pearl River Community College (PRCC).
  • Continental Tire signs four Hinds CC students as apprentices, awards scholarships | Hinds Community College
    Continental Tire signs four Hinds CC students as apprentices, awards scholarships “These students will have a unique opportunity. They can take advantage of our tuition reimbursement program and our partnership with Mississippi State, and they can even become engineers"
  • Welcome to the MAP Team Angelia!
    Angelia Berry joined the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) Office of Apprenticeship in December 2023 as an Apprenticeship Expansion Specialist. In this role she will conduct statewide business engagement to help create new and expand existing registered apprenticeship programs (RAPs) in Mississippi.
  • Delta Aerial Applicator (Ag Pilot) Apprenticeship Program
    The Ag Pilot Apprenticeship Program initially began with a $2 million appropriation procured by Mississippi’s U. S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith as an investment in Mississippi’s agricultural economy. Ag Aviation is essential to farmers meeting their yearly demand. This federal earmark will assist the state in addressing the Ag Pilot shortage through the implementation of an […]
  • Meet Cindy Goodin
    Cindy Goodin is the Workforce Development Coordinator in the Workforce Development Division of South Delta Planning and Development District.
  • Meet Mitzi Woods
    Mitzi is the Workforce Director at South Delta Planning and Development District in Greenville, Mississippi; for the Delta Workforce Development Area, having served in her current position for 19 years.
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