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WESSON – Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s 2019 Pathways Job Fair will be held Tuesday, March 26 at the Billy B. Thames Conference Center in Wesson, MS. The doors will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and the community is welcome to this free event. Human resource recruiters representing local and regional employers will be available to speak with job seekers.

“We are expecting a record number of employers this year and would love to see the community benefit from this opportunity,” said Workforce Education Director Angela Berch. “All job seekers should make this event a priority by perfecting their resume and preparing their interview skills. Employers at the event plan to accept resumes and applications, and to provide career information.”

Learn more about attending employers, sponsors, and event information by visiting our website at https://workforce.colin.edu/news/go2jobfair/

This occasion is a continuing effort by Co-Lin to promote the great business climate of the College district, surrounding areas and ultimately Mississippi. With an emphasis on economic development, Co-Lin, through efforts in many departments including Workforce Education, has embarked on a regional work ready initiative. This work ready initiative focuses on documenting the skills of the Mississippi workforce using the ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate® (ACT® WorkKeys® NCRC®), which gives job seekers an advantage in launching or advancing careers no matter their location.

 

Also, the benefits for employers are noteworthy, as they are assisted by the Initiative in identifying exactly what foundational skills applicant possess. Not to mention the potential to improve retention, reduce hiring time and reduce training time. The bottom line is all aspects of our workforce benefit from this initiative.

Individuals interested in taking the ACT® WorkKeys® should call Copiah-Lincoln Community College Workforce Education at 601.643.8707 to schedule an assessment. Locations and upcoming dates are available at https://workforce.colin.edu/calendar/all/. There is no charge for first time assessments.

About ACT & ACT Workforce Solutions

ACT® WorkKeys® Assessments have been used for more than two decades to measure essential workplace skills and help people build career pathways. Successful completion of three WorkKeys Assessments—WorkKeys Applied Math, WorkKeys Workplace Documents, and WorkKeys Graphic Literacy—can help an individual earn an ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate® (NCRC®), a portable credential that documents essential work skills. More than four million WorkKeys NCRCs have been issued across the United States. More information about the ACT WorkKeys and ACT Work Ready Communities is located at https://www.workreadycommunities.org.

About Copiah-Lincoln Community College Workforce

The Workforce Division at Copiah-Lincoln Community College exists to provide skills to current and future employees desiring to acquire skills necessary for their career no matter their age, background, or skill set. Training is available in various forms and accommodates a wide audience in the CLCC District, which includes Adams, Copiah, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lincoln, and Simpson counties. Individuals benefit from affordable, short-term, non-credit, workforce training classes that provide new or enhanced skills needed to enter a new field or re-enter with upgraded skills. Employers who enter a partnership with (CLCC) Workforce Education may receive custom, affordable job-training to address the unique needs of the organization, including but not limited to safety, computer, and soft skills. Training sessions are available at CLCC facilities or at the industry location. Visit our website at https://workforce.colin.edu/ or find us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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Patrice, wife of Greg Boykin & mother of two sons, Bradley & Alex, is a Magee hometown girl. Patrice retired after 25 years in the Insurance industry and 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community where she served as Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club for 18 years and President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. She was elected to a term on the Simpson County School Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Keep Magee Beautiful Committee and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Simpson County Technical Center. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.

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