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If you are considering a partnership with Copiah-Lincoln Community College Workforce Education the following FAQs may be helpful. For more details, please call 601.643.8707 and ask for one of our helpful Workforce Coordinators.
What is workforce education?
Continuous improvement of the workforce is an integral part of economic development in the College service area. The programs and services offered by WFE are designed to enhance an employee's performance and achieve organizational objectives. The Center is committed to developing a trained workforce for all employers located in the College service area. Our goal is to promote economic growth in south Mississippi.
How is my training funded?
WFE writes workforce development projects through the Mississippi Community College Board (MCCB) to pay for expenses associated with training programs and services.
What is the best workforce project for my organization?
There are 3 types of workforce projects.
FLOW-THROUGH (Employees training employees) This type of project allows a company to be compensated for their in-house training. The trainer must be a company employee. The company submits the required paperwork, on a monthly basis, and is reimbursed an hourly rate for each hour of training provided to employees.
ON-LINE CLASSES On-line classes funded but shall not exceed $135 per employee per year or actual cost of the course, whichever is less. On-line classes must be offered by a third-party provider and must include documentation of actual cost.
CLCC PROVIDES INSTRUCTOR (2 methods)
1) Workforce Instructor - We have two diverse instructors on staff that can teach a variety of classes. If a company can utilize a workforce instructor during normal working hours, the instructor is provided free of charge to the company.
2) CLCC Hires External Instructor - CLCC has the option to hire an external instructor to provide the class needed. Through our MCCB guidelines, we are able to solicit funding to cover the instructor's cost. Any costs above the MCCB approved amount will be the responsibility of the company.
Are textbooks and supplies eligible for workforce funding?
Expendable supplies cannot be bought with Workforce/ MCCB funding. Classes requiring textbooks have two options:
1. If company desires to keep textbooks, they may purchase supplies from CLCC.
2. Company may borrow from CLCC Workforce Education Textbook Library.
What training and services can Co-Lin Workforce Education offer business and industry?
Meeting Facilities and Catering Service
Management Training-Management Skills, Leadership and Supervisory Skills, Team Building Skills
Professional Training-Continuing Education, Certification for Educators
Pre-Employment Services-Assistance in Application Process, Assessment and Certification, Employee Selection, Production of Training Materials, Pre-employment Training
Technical Training-Electrical, Electronic, Industrial Maintenance, CNC Machinist, Welding, Computer Applications, Air Conditioning, CAD, Lean Manufacturing
Safety Training-OSHA (10 and 30 Hour), CPR/First Aid, Mining Safety Health, ServSafe, Hazmat
Certification-Lift Truck Driver, Commercial Truck Driver, Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3), Career Readiness Certificate (WorkKeys)
Small Business Development Center-Business Plan Development, Identification of Capital Sources, Entrepreneurial Education, Market Strategies, Record Keeping
Workforce Investment Act (WIA)-Tuition Assistance, Assessment (TABE & WorkKeys) Career Counseling
Soft Skills Training-Interpersonal skills, work ethic, teamwork, customer service, communication skills
What is the first step receive training services from Co-Lin Workforce Education?
Contact the Workforce Education office at 601.643.8707.
Leadership & Supervisory Skills
Team Building Skills
Continuing Education for Educators
Assistance in Application Process
Assessment & Certification
Production of Training Materials
Heating and Air Conditioning
OSHA (10 and 30 Hour) General Industry
Mining Safety Health (MSHA)
HAZWOPER (16, 24, 40 hour)
Lift Truck Driver
Commercial Truck Driver
Certified Nurse Assistant
Internet & Computing Core Certification (IC3)
Career Readiness Certificate (WorkKeys)
Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
Tuition Assistance Assessment (TABE & WorkKeys) Career Counseling
Soft Skills Training
Understanding Sexual Harassment