BROOKHAVEN - Angela Witherington shares WorkKeys information with representatives from Brookhaven-Lincoln County area schools, small businesses, industries, and the community at the Career Pathways Partnerships meeting held Thursday, September 10. The Brookhaven-Lincoln County Mississippi Scholars board organized the well-attended meeting in hopes of establishing a community “career ready” mentality that starts in k-12, provides a fluid transition through higher education, and then results in a career-minded workforce. Facilitators from the Mississippi Department of Education and the RCU at MSU lead the group in strategic planning for the community. Co-Lin representatives in attendance include Kenny Goza, Jackie Martin, Dr. Jane Hulon and Celeste Williamson.

LPNs at King's Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven recently completed their 10-hour I.V. Therapy recertification. Those participating include: Tasha Dampier, Willie Danzel, Kaci Fowler, Erin Goldsmith, Shantrell Harris, Tyson Kirkland, Jaton Patterson, Tessa Stinson, Jenny Wilson

NATCHEZ - In 2014, Copiah-Lincoln Community College was awarded a Round 4 Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant to create the Southeastern Transportation Network consortium. The grant is a four state consortium allowing the expansion and improved delivery of career training programs that can be completed in two years or less. The grant focus is on careers in the transportation industry. Through this grant initiative, Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s Natchez campus has developed a beneficial partnership with Jordan Carriers, a successful Natchez trucking business who was one of the signature sponsors supporting the grant.

Beginning in the 2015 fall semester, Co-Lin’s Natchez campus will offer a two-year Diesel Technology program. However, to start the program a strong partnership was needed.  Thanks to the support of Charles Jordan,owner of Jordan Carriers, a partnership has been created. 

ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland - Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s robotics team, the Seawolves, made history by finishing fourth place in the 14th Annual Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) International Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Competition held in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Co-Lin students competed alongside qualified teams from around the globe finishing ahead of four-year universities including The Ohio State University, Mississippi State University, Arizona State University, the University of New Hampshire, and the University of Washington.

This year’s winner was Jesuit High from Carmichael, California. Jesuit has a very active robotics program that allows their students to letter in robotics. Coming in second was Memorial University followed by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.