About AccelerateMS

AccelerateMS organizes its statewide structure throughan Ecosystem approach designed to improve strategies through localized communication and data research. We will seek to maximize demonstrated successes delivered at local “micro” levels, while addressing “macro” concerns quickly and over time by improving overall communication, focus, and cooperation in the delivery and promotion of workforce education and development programs. Continuous improvement and adjustment is inherent to meet 21st century workforce demands. A key priority is to build upon best practices, improve communication and provide clarity and consistency through enhanced collaboration using an ecosystem model that transcends traditional geographic and organizational boundaries.

Each ecosystem will eventually have an AccelerateMS team member to be the single point of contact within their sphere of influence. Regular meetings facilitated by AccelerateMS will allow ecosystem stakeholders to share best practices, voice concerns, provide feedback, and participate in the development of workforce strategies appropriately focused upon the needs of that particular ecosystem. Each ecosystem will routinely review labor market data, supply chain needs, available educational resources, and regional/community assets in an effort to more accurately meet needs in real time.

Vision
Mississippi will have a world-class workforce with unlimited, quality career opportunities to create sustained individual, community and statewide economic prosperity.

Mission
AccelerateMS serves the people and businesses of Mississippi by developing and deploying workforce strategies to connect individuals with transformative, high-paying careers. By leveraging resources and partnering with organizations that hold complementary missions, AccelerateMS effectuates positive change, creating sustained individual, community and statewide economic prosperity.

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Ecosystem-Map

Meet Our Team

Ryan Miller

Ryan Miller

Executive Director

Yolonda Boone

Senior Advisor

Garrett Mcinnis

Garrett Mcinnis

Deputy Director of External Affairs

Mary Ann Myers

Mary Ann Myers

Chief Administrative Officer

Dr. Nathan Oakley

Dr. Nathan Oakley

Deputy Director for K-12 & Innovation

Bill Renick

Bill Renick

Senior Advisor

Dr. Courtney Taylor

Dr. Courtney Taylor

Deputy Director of Strategy & Programs