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Automotive student takes national gold at SkillsUSA contest

Posted:Thursday, June 30, 2016
Categories: Automotive; Career-Technical; Students, general; Workforce
EMCC student Nick Ferrell of West Point beat out competitors from colleges and universities across the U.S. to take top honors in the SkillsUSA Championships in the Automotive Technology Services division. The competition took place June 20-24 at the 52nd Annual National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky.

Partnership: EMCC and MUW sign new articulation agreement

Posted:Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Categories: Workforce; Community; Automation; Automotive; Career-Technical; Electrical; Electro-mech; Electronics; Machining; Students, general; Welding
An articulation agreement signed May 25 by East Mississippi Community College and Mississippi University for Women will enable EMCC students who have earned Associate of Applied Science degrees in industry and manufacturing areas to transfer seamlessly to MUW. The formal ceremony was held at EMCC’s Center for Manufacturing Technology Excellence.

EMCC to send nine students to national SkillsUSA competition

Posted:Thursday, April 16, 2015
Categories: Workforce; Career-Technical; Students, general; Automotive; Electrical; Electronics; Hotel-Restaurant; Computers; Welding; Machining; Lion Hills
Nine EMCC students will trek to Louisville, Ky., in June for the chance to become SkillsUSA national champions. In total, 18 Golden Triangle students from six programs placed in the Mississippi SkillsUSA in Jackson -- with nine claiming First Place. A reception was held April 9 to congratulate the competitors and wish them luck at nationals.

Automotive student repeats as SkillsUSA national champ

Posted:Monday, August 11, 2014
Categories: Automotive; (All); Students, general
For the second year in a row, EMCC student Dale Brand put on the best show in the country in the SkillsUSA Automotive category. The West Point native defended his 2013 first-place finish in the Automotive Job Skills Demonstration Open category this summer at the National SkillsUSA competition in Kansas City.

What employers want: Pathways, programs in West Point

Posted:Friday, June 13, 2014
Categories: Community; Workforce; Automation; Automotive; Drafting; Electrical; Electronics; Welding; Recruiting; Machining
EMCC’s Manufacturing Technology and Engineering team was in West Point June 12 to talk about helping people learn the skills employers want. “We’ve got a lot going on, both in Clay County and at EMCC with the consolidation of Workforce, credit courses and Adult Basic Education under the umbrella of the Manufacturing Technology and Engineering Division,” said Mitzi Thompson, director of EMCC’s West Point Center.

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