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Mark Posey, MCOT Project Manager

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Terry Hodges, MCOT Project Manager

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The Greater Jackson Partnership


Funded by U.S. Department of Labor in partnership with Southcentral MS Works Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership WIN Job Centers


Southcentral Mississippi Works, the workforce division of Central Mississippi Planning & Development District, administers workforce training programs and services funded through the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998.  Services are provided through local WIN Job Centers located throughout the state.

Southcentral Mississippi Works has been awarded an MCOT Professional Skills Training grant by the U.S. Department of Labor. The primary goal of the MCOT program is to train eligible individuals to meet industry skill shortages in the high-growth information technology and advanced manufacturing/engineering industries and occupations. 

The training provided under this grant will raise the technical skill levels of American workers so they can obtain employment in the targeted high-growth industries and occupations. 

The MCOT program provides financial assistance to employers who agree to hire, train and retain eligible individuals.  This assistance is considered to be compensation for the extraordinary costs associated with training with a goal of providing individuals permanent full-time skilled employment.