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AccelerateMS Recognizes Workforce Champions

This week, the Mississippi Office of Workforce Development (AccelerateMS) recognized three individuals and groups for their outstanding contributions to Mississippi’s workforce efforts. Awardees were: the New Albany School District’s IMPACT Program, the Southwest Mississippi Community College Workforce Training’s Diesel Preventative Maintenance Program, and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College President Dr. Mary Graham. The awards were …

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WIOA 2022 Plan

WIOA Plan Public Review Period Begins

WIOA Plan Public Review Period Begins Mississippi’s 2022 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) state plan DRAFT has been posted for public review and comment. This is an opportunity for the public to provide feedback on Mississippi’s proposed vision for a connected and efficient workforce system. Mississippi’s Combined Plan includes the six required state programs—the …

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JOB POSTING: AccelerateMS is Hiring Program Manager

JOB TITLE:  Program ManagerFLSA STATUS:  Exempt REPORTS TO:  Deputy DirectorLOCATION:  Jackson, MS EFFECTIVE DATE:  December 7, 2021 SUMMARY:A Program Manager, or Strategic Program Manager, oversees and coordinates projects in the Office of Workforce Development (AccelerateMS) to meet office goals and result in productive outcomes for the state of Mississippi. The main duties include strategic direction of various …

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Accelerate Mississippi Awards MS Gulf Coast Community College Nearly $1M to Grow Diesel Tech Program

Accelerate Mississippi, the lead office for workforce development strategy and coordination, awarded Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) with $941,701 to double the capacity of its Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology program from 20 to 40 students each year. “To maximize economic prospects for Mississippians, we must prioritize and coordinate workforce training opportunities,” said Governor Tate Reeves. “My administration …

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Gov. Reeves shifting state economic focus to workforce development, helping businesses

Reeves said he’s focused on creating more jobs and bringing more economic development and growth to the state. The state will rebrand the Mississippi Office of Workforce Development into Accelerate Mississippi and focus on improving its development policies to retain graduates and bring more people to Mississippi, he said. “I think it’s going to be …

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