Oct 19, 2021  
Student Catalog 2020-2021 (Archived) 
Student Catalog 2020-2021 (Archived) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Division of Workforce Training & Economic Development


Division of Workforce Training & Economic Development

The Division of Workforce Training & Economic Development provides individual and industries with training and education, job analysis, long range planning services and total quality Management programs.  The division serves as the delivery system for Workforce Development, an initiative created by the Workforce Education Act.

The following services are offered:

  1.  Adult Basic Education - The Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program serves adults age 17 years of age and older who are no longer enrolled in school. Instruction is offered in reading, writing and math; adult secondary education; English as a second language; Spanish as a second language and basic computer sessions. Classes are free of charge and feature individualized instruction. Classes are located in industries, schools, public libraries and other community sites.
  2. Continuing Education - Continuing Education provides a wide variety of learning experiences for the five county area that comprises the community college district. The introduction of the T.I.G.E.R.S. Program (Together In Growth, Education, Recreation, and Spirit) provides numerous services for individuals and groups based on requests and demands of the Northeast Mississippi area. Particular course interests for personal and/or professional development should be directed to the Continuing Education Department.
  3. Workforce Development - This service accesses needed human resources from Northeast Mississippi Community College faculty and consulting services to supply training for businesses and area industries. Workshops and training seminars are designed to meet the specific needs of each industry from start-up through expansion. Curriculum is designed to assist in addressing the needs of workers in a particular industry. On-site training is furnished using adult-oriented instructional methods geared to the employer’s specifications.
  4. Workforce Development Associate - The associate functions for the benefit of those already involved in services provided by the Division of Workforce Training and Economic Development, as well as industry referrals and individual participants. Innovative employ ability skills, leadership, communication, and management workshops are designed and offered to meet the needs of employees at local and industries and the community in general.
  5. Workforce Training Act (WIA) - this act was fully implemented July 1, 2000. The Mississippi Partnership One-Stop Center was established through WIS to assist individuals in entering or re-entering the workforce. One-Stop Center services (core, intensive, and training) are available to all adults and dislocated workers in the NEMCC area. These services include job placement assistance, skills assessment, and career counseling. The training services are available to individuals who are unsuccessful in obtaining a job and who are qualified to successfully participate in the Program.  These training programs are listed on the state training provide list.

MI-BEST Integrated Pathways Program

To gain admission into the MI-BEST integrated pathways program, the applicant must:

  1. Gain acceptance into the MI-BEST program in a declared pathway through the Workforce Development Division.
  2. Complete a Northeast Mississippi Community College application for admission.