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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.

Career-Tech students claim top spots at SkillsUSA competition

Posted:Friday, February 28, 2014
Categories: Career-Technical; Students, general; Automotive; Computers; Cosmetology; Culinary; Hotel-Restaurant; Electrical; Welding
Competitors from East Mississippi Community College left the Mississippi SkillsUSA technical competition Feb. 26 in Biloxi with seven first-place finishes. These students will advance in June to the National Skills USA competition in Kansas City, Mo.

EMCC tops two categories in National SkillsUSA competition

Posted:Monday, July 08, 2013
Categories: (All); Automotive; Students, general
In a field of more than 6,000 competitors from across the country at the 2013 National SkillsUSA competition June 23-28, EMCC Automotive students Dale Brand of West Point and Devonta Brown of Columbus walked away with two first place finishes.

EMCC tops eight categories at SkillsUSA competition

Posted:Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Categories: Automotive; Welding; Career-Technical
East Mississippi Community College students have added to their long list of first place finishes at the SkillsUSA career-technical competition in Raymond, besting eight categories. In addition, EMCC students also placed in the Top 5 in 10 additional categories.

EMCC Automotive Program: Driving graduates to work

Posted:Thursday, June 07, 2012
Categories: Career-Technical; Students, general; Community; Recruiting; Automotive
Grady Graham pulled his first clutch, on a 1949 Ford, when he was 8 years old. Back then, on his family’s farm in Ethel, deconstructing tractors and work trucks wasn’t job training so much as daily life. After 28 years at EMCC, there’s not much Grady Graham doesn’t know how to do or how to teach. And as an instructor and mentor to hundreds over the years, he taught himself a far more valuable skill: how to help students land a job.

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