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CCC hosts MS Corridor Consortium’s 2016 Fall Workforce Summit
CLARKSDALE – Workforce leaders, public officials and higher education representatives from across the state convened on the campus of Coahoma Community College for the Mississippi Corridor Consortium’s Fall 2016 Workforce Summit.

CCC hosts MS Corridor Consortium’s 2016 Fall Workforce Summit

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Thu Oct 20, 2016

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Clarksdale Mayor Bill Luckett welcomes attendees of the MS Corridor Consortium's Fall 2016 Workforce Summit, hosted on the campus of CCC, last week.

CLARKSDALE – Workforce leaders, public officials and higher education representatives from across the state convened on the campus of Coahoma Community College for the Mississippi Corridor Consortium’s Fall 2016 Workforce Summit.

Organized by CCC’s Workforce Development Center, the two-day event, hosted Oct. 11-12 in the Pinnacle, was an opportunity to encourage dialogue between workforce development key players with the goal of strengthening the region’s workforce system.

CCC President Dr. Valmadge Towner and Clarksdale Mayor Bill Luckett welcomed attendees to CCC and the City of Clarksdale. Presenters included Frank Howell of Delta Council, who spoke on the topic "Workready Communities"; James William, executive director of the State Workforce Development Investment Board, who spoke on "State Workforce Plan"; and Shawn Mackey of the Mississippi Community College Board, who spoke to attendees on the subject "Workforce Education/Career Technical."

In addition to networking and professional development workshops, attendees also enjoyed entertainment by CCC’s Music Department and cuisine courtesy of CCC’s Culinary Arts Department.

“As an endorsement of success and approval, I have received a voluminous amount of phone calls and emails from participants throughout the state lauding Coahoma Community College for an exemplary job in hosting the Mississippi Corridor Consortium Workforce Fall Summit,” said CCC Workforce Executive Director Steven Jossell.

“I'm genuinely appreciative for tremendous support from President Towner and the Coahoma Community College family in this effort.” 

The Mississippi Corridor Consortium is a partnership of Coahoma, Itawamba, East Mississippi, Northeast and Northwest Mississippi community colleges – working hand-in-hand with businesses and industries to develop employment services and training programs to the rapidly growing service and manufacturing industries.

The consortium also assists in funding by investigating tax credits and training funds that are available.

CLICK HERE to view more photos from the event on CCC's Facebook page!