EMMC Adult Education Department Hosts Roundtable Discussion

EMCC Adult Education department hosted a roundtable discussion in August at The Communiversity. Panel members included Adult Education students and staff, along with representatives from our Workforce and Community Services division (Shannon Collier), Mississippi University for Women (Aaron Brooks), Paccar Engines (Tara Cunningham), and Columbus Light & Water Department (Dr. Angela Verdell). Discussion topics included interviewing strategies, employer expectations for potential employees, and tips on creating a resume.

Governor Tate Reeves Signs Proclamation

Governor Tate Reeves signs a proclamation declaring September 19-25, 2021 as Adult Education & Family Literacy Week in the State of Mississippi.

Pictured are Kell Smith, Interim Executive Director of the MS Community College Board, Governor Tate Reeves, and Beth Little, State Director of Adult Education.  On Wednesday, September 22, 2021, Governor Tate Reeves signed a proclamation declaring September 19-25, 2021, as Adult Education & Family Literacy Week in the State of Mississippi.  The Office of Adult Education would like to thank Governor Reeves for his support in bringing awareness to the importance of adult education in Mississippi.  Adult education provides a pathway to equip adults with the knowledge and skills they need to train for jobs of the future.  With programs in each of the 82 counties, we are equipped to provide basic skills and workforce training necessary to SkillUP Mississippi.

Read the proclamation here.

Jones Workforce College Class Surprise

By LeAnne Nixon

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!

New Director at Itawamba Community College

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.”

Congratulations, Linzy!!

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