Supporting Workforce Training

By November 27, 2007Education and Training

Manufacturers are very serious about addressing the shortage of skilled employees. From Mississippi:

The Mississippi Manufacturers Association Monday presented a $10,000 check to Meridian Community College.

The money will go to help develop the school’s workforce development center. That center will be located at the site of the old Wal-Wart building on Highway 19 in Meridian.

“Workforce development is the key to the success for our economy as a nation and in our state,” said Jay Moon, president of the MMA. “We need to ensure that businesses of the future have the supply of trained workforce that they can continue to grow and expand.”

The MMA’s news release provides more details of the award, which is presented at the end of each MMA chairman’s term. In this case, the departing chairman is Tommy Dulaney, founder and president of Structural Steel Services in Meridian.

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