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First Kemper County students start Step 2 Success program

Posted:Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Categories: Community; Workforce; Students, general; ABE-GED
A tuition-free workforce training program for Kemper County residents kicked off July 11 as its first class met at East Mississippi Community College's Scooba campus. So far, 25 students have enrolled in the Step 2 Success pilot program, which will teach people the skills they need to find employment or change careers.

Scooba: New tuition-free workforce program to begin in July

Posted:Friday, June 03, 2016
Categories: Community; ABE-GED; Workforce; Students, general
A new pilot program at EMCC's Scooba campus to provide tuition-free workforce training to Kemper County residents is set to begin in July. And an upper age limit has lifted, opening the classes to many more people. The announcement was made June 2 during a public meeting at the Scooba campus about the Step 2 Success program.

EMCC students earn GED diplomas, set new goals

Posted:Monday, May 30, 2016
Categories: ABE-GED; Workforce; Students, general
Jimmie Reed was 17 years old when the first of his three daughters was born. A half-credit away from graduating from Noxubee County High School, Reed dropped out before earning his diploma, a decision he has regretted for 26 years. On May 26, he was among 32 EMCC students in the Launch Pad program who received their GED diplomas.

Room to grow: New Student Union to open during the fall

Posted:Thursday, May 26, 2016
Categories: Academic; Career-Technical; ABE-GED; Community; Workforce; Students, general; Recruiting; Alumni
The opening later this fall of a two-story, 76,000-square-foot student union and multi-purpose building at EMCC's Golden Triangle campus will help alleviate growing pains at the college and provide additional classroom space. It is also expected to become a focal point for students looking to grab a bite to eat, visit with friends or prepare for their next class.

First EMCC student graduates from MI-BEST program

Posted:Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Categories: ABE-GED; Workforce; Students, general
On May 25, Kayle Johnson will graduate from EMCC's Manufacturing Skills Certification program. The next day, she will walk with other EMCC graduates who have earned their GED. This makes Johnson the first student at EMCC to complete the Mississippi’s Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (MI-BEST) program, which allows students to earn college credits or certifications while working on their GED.

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