Mississippi Department OF Employment SecurityThe Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) presents an extraordinary opportunity to improve job and career options for our nation’s workers and job candidates through an integrated, job-driven public workforce system that links diverse talent to businesses. The Mississippi Department of Employment Security offers approved job training activities for adults, dislocated workers, and youth through contract with the state’s four workforce areas.

For specific eligibility criteria, contact MCC’s WIOA Case Manager at the Meridian WIN Job Center or call 601.553.9531.

Mississippi Works

  • WIOA Training Assistance
    Training assistance is available for approved programs. This includes tuition, books, and some program associated fees. 
  • WIOA Supportive Services
    Supportive Services are available for students who are WIOA eligible.
  • WIOA Internships
    Internship opportunities are available for students who are WIOA eligible.


*Funded through Twin Districts Workforce Investment Area/SMPDD


Students in approved Career Tech programs may apply for the WIOA grant during these dates if they are attending for the summer term. Students may pick up an enrollment packet at the WIN Job Center. Students may also request a packet via email by sending an email that includes their name, program, and county of residence to shannon.coleman@meridiancc.edu.

  • Note: Students in two-year programs (or longer) must complete their first semester before applying.


  • Accelerated LPN-RN

  • Medical Laboratory Technology

  • Associate Degree Nursing

  • Medical Office Management 

  • Commercial Truck Driving

  • Network Cyber Security

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement

  • Pharmacy Technician

  • Dental Assisting 

  • Physical Therapist Assistant

  • Dental Hygiene 

  • Practical Nursing

  • Detention Officer

  • Radiologic Technology

  • Electrical Technology

  • Respiratory Care Practitioner

  • Health Information Technology

  • Software Coding Technology

  • Industrial Maintenance 

  • Surgical Technology

  • Precision Machining Engineering

  • Utility Lineman

  • Medical Assisting

  • Welding


For more informationFor more information:
Shannon Coleman, WIOA Case Manager