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Northwest Mississippi Community College awarded $3.5M for workforce training programs

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Governor Tate Reeves announced on Wednesday that the state of Mississippi is investing $3.5 million into Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Concourse Workforce Training Center.

The funding will be used to develop new programs that focus on training Mississippians for the jobs of the future. Areas such as robotics, automation and control engineering, mechatronics, and industrial maintenance will be the primary focus of the programs.

“We’ve made record investment into workforce development and because of that, Mississippi has the lowest unemployment rate in our state’s history,” Reeves said. “This investment will help train students on the complex technical skills needed to pursue careers that are in high demand and pay above-average wages. Programs like these are attracting new businesses and new investment to our state, and they are a major reason why Mississippi has momentum.”

An estimated 136 Magnolia State residents will be trained per year for occupations in a range of industries including manufacturing, electric vehicle development, automotive, and more.

The latest investment from the governor’s office brings the state to a total of $44 million for 84 new and expanding programs to help train Mississippians for high-demand jobs since the establishment of the Office of Workforce Development, or Accelerate Mississippi.

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