September 2, 2020

The Workforce Development Center at East Central Community College in Decatur is offering several short-term training courses through the new ReSkillMS program.

The training being offered through December is intended to put Mississippians who lost their jobs or were displaced due to COVID-19 back to work. Financial aid is available to qualified applicants.

The following courses are currently open for registration:

Welding—Begins Monday, Sept. 14, and meets from 6 to 9 p.m. each Monday for 10 consecutive weeks at the Philadelphia/Neshoba County Career-Technical Center located at 900 Valley View Dr. in Philadelphia. Joey Irby will serve as instructor. Participants need to wear boots, jeans, and long sleeves. No shorts and no jeans with holes or frays.

Manufacturing Skills Basic—Begins Monday, Sept. 14, and meets from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays for 12 consecutive weeks at the Louisville Career Advancement Center located at 1475 South Church Ave. in Louisville. Robert Kilpatrick will serve as instructor. This class requires a Silver on the Workkeys test.

Manufacturing Skills Basic—Begins Monday, Sept. 14, and meets from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays for 12 consecutive weeks at the Integrated Technologies Training Center located at 377 Industrial Drive in Choctaw. Robert Kilpatrick will serve as instructor. This class requires a Silver on the Workkeys test.

Basic Machining—Begins Monday, Sept. 28, and meets from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for four consecutive weeks at the Tucker Applied Technology Center on the Decatur campus located at 275 West Broad St. Jody Addy will serve as instructor.

Construction Trades—Begins Monday, Sept. 28, and meets from 6 to 9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays for four consecutive weeks in the Career-Technical Annex Building on the Decatur campus located at 275 West Broad St.

Advanced Welding—Begins Monday, Oct. 5, and meets from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. for six consecutive weeks at the Winston County Career & Technology Center located at 204 Ivy Ave. in Louisville. Meeting days are to be determined. Freddy Thomas will serve as instructor. Participants must have auto-darkening welding helmets and will need to wear boots, jeans, and long sleeves.  No shorts and no jeans with holes or frays.

Industrial Maintenance—Begins Tuesday, Oct. 6, and meets from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for eight consecutive weeks at the Louisville Career Advancement Center located at 1475 South Church Ave. in Louisville. Greg Forsythe will serve as instructor.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)—Begins Monday, Oct. 12, and meets from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday for six consecutive weeks at the Sutphin ADN/Childcare Building located at 275 West Broad St. in Decatur. Niva Alexander and Theresa Cole will serve as instructors.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)—Begins Monday, Oct. 19, and meets from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday for six consecutive weeks at the Louisville Career Advancement Center located at 1475 South Church Ave. in Louisville. Alan Krajewski will serve as instructor.

Additional courses in Certified Nursing Assistant, Basic Welding, Advanced Welding, Industrial Maintenance, Manufacturing Skills-Basic, Forklift Operation, Machine Shop, and Construction Trades will be announced throughout the fall semester.

For more information, contact the ECCC Workforce Development Center at 601-635-6429 or complete and submit the form located at www.eccc.edu/reskillms.

ReSkillMS was recently announced by Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves to help individuals who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to find jobs and to support employers who want to hire and train new employees on the job. Funds to support the program come from the federal CARES Act.

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