Posted:Thursday, February 02, 2017
Categories: Workforce; Students, general; ABE-GED
EMCC student Wakeena Spain, 23, was finding it difficult to juggle motherhood and college. Just seven classes short of an associate’s degree in Administrative Office Technology, Spain decided to delay completion to pursue another educational path. She entered EMCC's MI-BEST program will soon meet all the requirements needed for her to apply for work at a local manufacturing plant.
Posted:Friday, January 13, 2017
Categories: Students, general; Community; ABE-GED
On Jan. 1, EMCC maintenance staff installed “Tobacco-Free” signs all across campuses and removed the ashtrays that had been outdoor fixtures since the Scooba campus was established in 1927. The use of all forms of tobacco is now banned, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, dip and snuff, as well as e-cigarettes.
Posted:Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Categories: ABE-GED; Community; Workforce
EMCC held a GED commencement ceremony Dec. 8 at its Golden Triangle campus for 34 adult basic education students in the Launch Pad program. Among them was 50-year-old Elizabeth Ross of Crawford, who returned to school this year after a 33-year absence.
Posted:Thursday, October 13, 2016
Categories: Community; Workforce; ABE-GED
East Mississippi Community College’s Golden Triangle campus will host an open house Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to raise awareness about the MI-BEST program. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the commons area of the CMTE building. The open house is scheduled to coincide with MI-BEST week, which runs Oct. 17-21.
Posted:Thursday, October 06, 2016
Categories: Welding; Workforce; ABE-GED; Career-Technical; Students, general
In June, 19-year-old Megan Traweek arrived at EMCC with no high school diploma. But she enrolled in the MI-BEST program, and worked on her GED and Manufacturing Skills Certification at the same time. Now she's begun a series of four Workforce welding modules and plans to earn an associate's degree in welding at EMCC. Megan Traweek has a plan.