The Latest in Mississippi’s Workforce Development News

The Latest in Mississippi’s Workforce Development News

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5,000 Students Graduate with Mississippi Scholars or Tech Master Distinction

Get On The Grid and the Mississippi Scholars and Tech Master Programs share many similar goals, with the top priority being encouraging Mississippi’s youth to research and pursue careers in STEM fields and to be college- and career-ready. Recently, over 5,000 graduating seniors were recognized by the Mississippi Economic Council  through its Mississippi Scholars and Mississippi Scholars Tech Master programs. Read more here.

Mississippi Teacher of the Year 2015 Crafts Lesson Plans for Get on the Grid

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Rebecca Tyndall presents Get on the Grid to a room full of educators at the Mississippi Council on Economic Education’s conference.

Get on the Grid is web resource for students, adults, and parents to inform and educate them on the in-demand, well-paying careers available in energy and advanced manufacturing.
As part of this awareness effort, we had Rebecca Tyndall, the MS Council on Economic Education 2014 Economics Teacher of the Year, craft together a lesson plan to be used  in schools across the state. See the lesson plans for middle and high schoolers here.

 

Horn Lake to Open Vo-Tech Center in August

DeSoto County is making strides in promoting career-technical educational opportunities for its students with the construction of its Horn Lake Vo-Tech Center. Set to open in August, the $12 million facility will offer programs in areas such as automotive, metal and welding, carpentry and culinary. It partners with Northwest Mississippi Community College to continue instruction there. Read more here. 
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