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Workforce Training


MCOT On-the-Job Training

H1-B Technical Skills Grant 

MCOT H1-B On-the-Job Training Site

Southcentral Mississippi Works, which includes the GJA region, has been awarded an H1-B On-the-Job Training (OJT) grant by the U.S. Department of Labor.  The primary goal of the H1-B OJT activity is to train eligible individuals to meet industry skill shortages in the high-growth information technology and advanced manufacturing/engineering industries and occupations.  The H1-B category was established for the purpose of training non-immigrants seeking work in high-skill or specialty occupations for which employers are using H1-B visas to hire foreign workers.  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.  Over time, this will help businesses reduce their use of skilled foreign professionals permitted to work in the U.S. on a temporary basis under an H1-B visa.

The H1-B OJT 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 individuals and the costs associated with lower productivity of these individuals during their training period.  The purpose of OJT is the placement and training of individuals in appropriate permanent full-time skilled employment.  OJT shall be provided in accordance with the requirements as outlined in the H1-B OJT Handbook


Workforce Training

Mississippi is an innovator in the development and implementation of The Workforce Education Program designed to help provide companies with the productive workforce they need via partnerships with local community colleges and working with the WIN Job Centers. Greater Jackson has three community colleges that offer custom job-training programs to companies, which are provided at little or no cost to the companies. Greater Jackson also has a comprehensive educational system of universities and colleges that offer degree-granting programs, vocational and technical training, and specialized courses of study.


Workforce Mississippi

Copiah-Lincoln Community College
Hinds Community College
Holmes Community College
Misissippi Development Authority
WIN Job Center







Contact Information
By Post Mail:
Greater Jackson Alliance
Post Office Box 3318
Jackson, MS 39207-3318

By Phone:
We are available by phone to assist you M-F, 8AM to 5PM Central Time. Please feel free to call us anytime, though, and leave a message outside regular business hours.
Tel: 1.601.948.3111
Fax: 601.352.5539

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