Workforce Development Adapts to Online Transition

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Workforce Development Adapts to Online Transition

As the institution continues adapting to these recent modifications, personnel of the Workforce Development Center has been tasked with learning to navigate Canvas, which will lead to online instruction.

Workforce Development Adapts to Online Transition

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4057 - Melody Dixon

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Mon Apr 6, 2020

The Coahoma Community College Workforce Development Center is working toward developing essential adjustments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Accommodations to support industry constituents are currently underway and will require much thought given current conditions. In the realm of instruction, Adult Education participants can continue learning with self-paced, user-friendly online software. In contrast, the transition to online workforce training for business/industry partners and individuals requires more attention.

As the institution continues adapting to these recent modifications, personnel of the Workforce Development Center has been tasked with learning to navigate Canvas, which will lead to online instruction.

“Ongoing collaboration with the MCCB as well as other community colleges, and continuous, productive dialogue between Mississippi Corridor Consortium members are taking place to devise a strategy beneficial for all stakeholders,” said Steven Jossell, executive director of the Workforce Development Center.

The College is included in the Mississippi Corridor Consortium partnership of four other community colleges. Along with Itawamba, East Mississippi, Northeast, and Northwest Mississippi Community College, the Consortium works closely with businesses and industries to provide employment services and training programs.

“We are encouraging students to remain optimistic. Several steps are taking place to resume services,” said Jossell. “We are also taking a united front to help transition and navigate through this challenging time, and we are STILL on a mission to help all reach their educational and personal goals.”

Online learning resources utilized for the Adult Education program include SmartStart, Aztec, Reading Horizon, KET Fast Forward, and Canvas. Workforce Development is researching the integration of other distance learning resources. Program participants may contact their instructors if necessary, as all personnel is making sure to respond to voicemails and emails.

Due to a halt in on-site testing for Adult Education, options for online testing are being considered. GED courses have been offered at the off-campus Workforce Development Center and several locations in the service area.

“We are acutely aware of and sensitive to the needs of all of our stakeholders. We recognize that this is a difficult and challenging time. Consequently, our services and commitment will not falter,” Jossell added.

“We are here to help and be an uplift by providing continuous, exemplary, and professional services. During this time, we implore that our customers bear with us as we put forth efforts in making decisions to serve each and all during this transition efficiently and appealingly.”

To obtain more information on any of the Workforce programs, call (662)627-9139. Call (662)621-4314 to learn more about GED programs.