Workforce Training

In business today, no competition is tougher than the global race for talented workers. In every industry, every job sector, and every part of the world, employers are asking the same question: How are we going to find, train, and retain the best workers?

Given the quickening pace of change in workplace technology and the growing demand for flexible, highly-skilled employees in all sectors of the economy, not even the most experienced workers can afford to rely on existing skills. To remain competitive, businesses must invest not just in the preparation and recruitment of new talent, but also the continuing development of workers at all stages of their careers.

JCEDF understands today’s workforce needs and is working with the experts in the field of workforce training and development – Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) to continue providing necessary opportunities for new and existing companies in Jackson County. MGCCC’s work with business and industry leaders in this region gives them an insight into regional educational needs.  They make sure to offer courses that meet the ever-changing and increasing technology needs of today’s workforce.  The instructors are all industry subject matter experts, who are able to provide training at convenient times and locations to meet the needs of busy students and employers. 

From customized training for Northrop Grumman’s Aerospace’s aviation electronics technicians to the state-of-the-art real-world instrumentation and controls lab for Southern Company and process technology curriculum specifically designed for Chevron Pascagoula, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has been collaborating successfully with many well-established national and international companies. The college has proven success in designing a program of the highest quality for any new industry to help foster economic development on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Contract: Ingalls, $7M

Ingalls Shipbuilding of Pascagoula, Miss., was awarded a $7,016,664 cost-plus-fixed fee contract for post-delivery planning yard services in

DHS picks Mississippi

Mississippi State University in Starkville was chosen by the Department of Homeland Security as a base of operations for drone research. Research

B&D expands, creating 35 jobs

B&D Plastics, LLC is expanding in Gautier, Miss., a $750,000 corporate investment that will create 35 jobs. B&D Plastics is one of the

Northrop expanding in Moss Point

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – Northrop Grumman Unmanned Systems Center will expand its operation at Trent Lott International Airport in Moss Point,

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