Chuck McCall, Workforce Coordinator/Trainer, inventories the shipment of hand tools purchased for the Millwright program on the Wesson Campus.

 

WESSON - A recent informational meeting was held for Mayor Joe Cox and City of Brookhaven elected officials to learn more about Co-Lin offerings and workforce training opportunities.

Six GED students earned their  Northstar computer literacy certification during the first eight week session of classes this school year. Students received eight hours of computer training from Workforce Education Adjunct Instructor Elise Bell. All Wesson Campus day class GED participants receive computer instruction a minimum of one hour weekly. These skills are not only needed to take the GED exam but also very valuable in the workforce. This is the second year that GED and Workforce Education have offered this certification.

Pictured l to r: Luke Norman, Neisha Kelly, Instructor Elise Bell, Sara Harrison.

Natchez area commercial truck driving students and diesel mechanic students at Copiah-Lincoln Community College now have the opportunity to log some behind-the-wheel experience before they hit the road.

Workforce Education Director Angela Witherington attended the MISS-LOU Work Ready Region launch held on Wednesday, September 9 in Natchez. This grant funded initiative is intended to help high schools, colleges, professional association, businesses, and government agencies in the Miss-Lou region build a stronger workforce. Co-Lin and Central Technical Community College will participate as ACT WorkKeys test sites. The WorkKeys is a job skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop, and retrain a high-performance workforce. Successful completion of the assessments in Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information can lead to earning  ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate which is a portable credential earned by more than 2.3 million people across the US. Follow the progress on this initiative at http://workreadycommunities.org/MS