Training held for Childcare Workers

Meridian Community College, Early Childhood Academy, The Beep Project, along with Excel by 5, hosted a free training for childcare and early childcare employees at the Tommy E. Dulaney Center, Saturday, July 13. Guest speaker for the event was Mary Jo Huff, author, storyteller, songwriter, and puppeteer. Huff, who lives in Indiana, came to Meridian …

Grant Training Programs

Grant Training Programs Workforce Development manages several grant training program, both federal, private foundation, and state funded initiatives. These programs assist qualified individuals in Meridian and the Lauderdale County area with funding for eligible training programs. Currently managed grant training programs include: MIBEST Families First I2S Families First C.A.P. and BEEP Workforce Innovation and Opportunity …

Healthcare Training

Through MCC’s workforce development division, health care related businesses can take advantage of customized classes. Both pre and post-employment training courses can be provided to meet the needs of businesses. Training classes provided include: American Heart Association º Health care Provider Basic Life Support (BLS)/CPR Advanced Stroke Life Support (ASLS) Emergency Medical Technician Refresher Course …

Customized Training

Customized Training MCC’s Workforce Development division serves over 400 companies and 14,000 individuals annually. Some of the companies that received customized training include: Tower International Fairbanks Scales iQor Lockheed Martin Van Zyverden Rush Health Systems Andersons Regional Health Systems The Service Company One Life America Financial assistance from the Mississippi Community College Board (MCCB) is …

Officers receive certification

Eleven adult detention officers from Lauderdale and Neshoba counties received their certificates after completing 96 hours from the Adult Detention Officer Training Program at Meridian Community College. The training provides detention officers with the skills and knowledge they need to provide care, custody and control of various custody levels within detention centers. The course is …

MCC offers short-term session Maymester

Meridian Community College’s Maymester, a mini-term during the break between spring finals and summer classes, will offer more than 20 courses, said Marie Roberts, director of the College’s e-Learning. “The Maymester term offers a unique opportunity to complete a college course in just three short weeks giving students the chance to enjoy summer while getting …

Community forum brings educators, businesses together

“If you don’t tell us, we don’t know. And we want to know. Those types of conversations make a true difference.” That’s how Meridian Community College President Dr. Thomas Huebner concluded the first Community Forum with business and educational leaders held Wednesday in the MCC-Riley Workforce Development Center addressing the workforce issues in the community. …

One of six in the country

Meridian Community College is one of six community colleges in the country identified by the National Space Grant Consortia and NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) to participate in the pilot program, NASA On Campus. NASA On Campus, a campus-based adaptation of the successful NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) program, gives community …

MCC workforce class provides Marion PD continuing education opportunity

Professional development is key to workplace success; in policing it’s vital. “In this field, you have to make sure you keep up with your continuing education hours,” said Sgt. Arthur Hopson with the Marion Police Department as he was readying to take the Subject Control Techniques class at Meridian Community College’s Workforce Development Center. Meridian …

Scout program has ‘merit’

From making birdhouses to proper swimming strokes, some 100 youths from across the area got the first-hand experience thanks to the Merit Badge University (MBU) held Saturday on the campus of Meridian Community College. This event sponsored by Boy Scouts of America’s Choctaw Area Council is an opportunity for Scouts to earn merit badges in …