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.

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.


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.

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

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