October 31, 2017

East Central Community College is holding an open house for its new Forest Career Advancement Center from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017.

Tours of the facility will be available and refreshments will be served.

The ECCC Forest Career Advancement Center, which is a partnership with the city of Forest, is located at 316 South Main Street. The college is leasing the property from Aug. 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, thanks to federal grant monies provided through the Mississippi Community College Board’s Office of Adult Education.

It is ECCC’s first Career Advancement Center in Scott County and gives the college a presence in all five counties it serves. The college also has centers in Leake County (Carthage), Neshoba County (Philadelphia/Choctaw), Newton County (Decatur), and Winston County (Louisville).

The center is allowing East Central Community College to increase its high school equivalency (formerly GED) offerings within the county to meet the needs of those wanting to obtain their diploma and help fill the employment needs of local industries, as well as offer additional workforce training opportunities and potentially evening for-credit academic courses.

For more information on the classes and training offered at the ECCC Forest Career Advancement Center, contact Ryan Clarke, ECCC director of adult basic education/high school equivalency, at 601-635-6387 or rclarke@eccc.edu.