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MIBEST events coming to Mississippi Community Colleges

This week, each Mississippi community college will host events to highlight the MIBEST program to potential students and to recognize local business partners for their commitment to
the program.

This is a press release

The MIBEST program enrolls high school dropouts and provides simultaneous enrollment in high school equivalency preparation and skills training that produces workers who can compete
for high skilled jobs, get hired, and stay employed.

The program is a national model that is aligned with the state’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) plan. Each community college is offering the program through a $6 million grant the Mississippi Community College Board received from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

To date, 1,218 students have enrolled in the program, with more than 4,000 postsecondary credentials being earned and 200 high school equivalency diplomas being issued.

For more information about MIBEST, please visit www.mibest.ms.

  • Coahoma Community College
    • MIBEST Community Forum
      Career and Technical Building Gallery
      Wednesday, October 18, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Copiah-Lincoln Community College
    •  MIBEST Key to Career Success Forum
      Rea Auditorium
      Wednesday, October 18, 11:00 am-11:45 am
      East Central Community College
    • MIBEST Industry and Community Leaders Dinner
      Mabry Cafeteria- Gold Room
      Tuesday, October 17, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
  • East Mississippi Community College
    • MIBEST Community Awareness Picnic
      West Point Campus
      Tuesday, October 17, 11:00 am-12:30 pm
    • MIBEST County Career Fair
      Mayhew Campus
      Thursday, October 19, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
      Hinds Community College
    • MIBEST Student Success Social
      Rankin Campus- Career & Technical Building, room 204
      Monday, October 16, 1:00 pm
    • MIBEST Student Success Social
      Vicksburg Campus- Adult Education Building
      Tuesday, October 17, 10:30 am
    • MIBEST Student Success Social
      Raymond Campus- Fountain Hall, Centennial Room
      Wednesday, October 18, 2:00 pm
    • MIBEST Student Success Social
      Utica Campus- Student Union
      Thursday, October 19, 2:00 pm
    • MIBEST Student Success Social
      Jackson Campus- Bivens Hall, Tech Nest
      Friday, October 20, 11:30 am
  • Holmes Community College
    • MIBEST Symposium
      Grenada Campus- Across from Trek Center
      Wednesday, October 18, 5:00 pm-6:30 pm
  • Itawamba Community College
    • MIBEST Awareness Booth
      WIN Job Center- Pontotoc
      Monday, October 16, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
    • MIBEST Awareness Booth
      WIN Job Center- Amory
      Tuesday, October 17, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
    • MIBEST Awareness Booth
      WIN Job Center- Belden
      Tuesday, October 17, 3:00 pm-6:30 pm
    • MIBEST Awareness Booth
      Win Job Center- Houston
      Wednesday, October 18, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
    • MIBEST Awareness Booth
      Win Job Center- Belden
      Thursday, October 19, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Jones County Junior College
    • MIBEST Appreciation Luncheon
      Advanced Technology Center
      Tuesday, October 17, 11:00 am-1:00 pm
    • MIBEST Open House
      Advanced Technology Center
      Tuesday, October 17, 4:30 pm-6:30 pm
  • Meridian Community College
    • MIBEST Presidential Luncheon
      Riley Workforce Development Center, room 171
      Thursday, October 19, 11:30 am
  • Mississippi Delta Community College
    • MIBEST Campus Social Event
      Student Union and Campus Grounds
      Tuesday, October 17, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
    • MIBEST Open House
      Jackson County Campus- Wayne Peterson Building
      Friday, October 20, 9:00 am-11:00 am
  • Northeast Mississippi Community College
    • MIBEST Tailgate Social
      Northeast football field
      Thursday, October 12, 4:30 pm
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College
    • MIBEST Opportunity Session
      McCormick Building, Ranger Room
      Monday, October 16, 1:00 pm
    • MIBEST Awareness Night
      Zaxby’s Restaurant
      Monday, October 16, 4:00 pm-8:00 pm
    • MIBEST Employers Donut Day
      Local community
      Tuesday, October 17, 7:00 am-10:00 am
    • MIBEST Community Scroll
      Local community
      Wednesday, October 18, 8:00 am-11:00 am and 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
    • MIBEST Thumbs Up Thursday
      Northwest Campus, Desoto County
      Thursday, October 19, 8:00 am-12:00 pm
    • MIBEST Thumbs Up Thursday
      Northwest Main Campus, Berry Building
      Thursday, October 19, 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
    • MIBEST Come and Go Breakfast
      Northwest Main Campus
      Friday, October 20, 8:00 am-10:00 am
  • Pearl River Community College
    • MIBEST Open House
      Forrest County, Multipurpose Building, room 5
      Monday, October 16, 10:00 am
    • MIBEST Open House
      Poplarville Campus, Technology Center, Multipurpose Room
      Wednesday, October 18, 10:00 am
  • Southwest Mississippi Community College
    • MIBEST Spring Fling
      Regional Workforce Training Center
      Tuesday, October 17, 11:00 am-2:00 pm
    • MIBEST Employer Recognition
      Local community
      Thursday, October 19, 11:00 am-2:00 pm
    • MIBEST Student Recognition
      Regional Workforce Training Center
      Friday, October 20, 11:00 am-2:00 pm

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