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November 17 Workforce Wednesday: Testimonials, Triumphs, and Transformations!

On November 17, 2021, during Workforce Wednesday, we celebrated and thanked our past guest speakers and panelists by highlighting their testimonials, program success stories, and partnership opportunities. Visit for more information about Workforce Wednesday.

October 20 Workforce Wednesday: Now Hiring! Apply Here! All Positions Available!

Now Hiring! Apply Here! All Positions Available!

The pandemic has impacted most businesses across the state of Mississippi. Some businesses that survived are currently in a hiring crisis, unable to fill many of their essential roles. Because of this crisis, companies are faced with challenges of unmet needs, reduced hours of operation, transitioning to a remote, curbside, or delivery service option only, and even the fear of going out of business. Join the conversation as we discuss these pressing matters and highlight programs, incentives, and employment resources.

September 15 Workforce Wednesday:  Project SEARCH: An MDRS Workforce Initiative

Learn more about Project SEARCH Mississippi: An MDRS Workforce Initiative.  Project SEARCH is a national program designed to help students with disabilities obtain competitive community-based employment. 

August 18 Workforce Wednesday: Customer Service Employment Academy

Learn about the partnership with Goodwill Industries & Holmes Community College. 
Guest speakers include Earline Smith, Director of Adult Education at Holmes Community College, Vicki Burton, Goodwill Vice President of Workforce Development, Bronwyn Robertson, Mississippi Community College Board Program Specialist for Workforce & Employer Engagement. 

July 21 Workforce Wednesday: American Graduate Path to the Future

Learn more about Path to the Future, the newest iteration of public media’s long-running American Graduate initiative, and hear from our local experts in a follow-up conversation as we discuss the launch event, its relevance to Mississippi, and local issues/concerns. 

June 16 Workforce Wednesday: Getting Back to Work in Mississippi

Mary Powers, Workforce Director with Central MS Planning and Development District, presents "Getting Back to Work in Mississippi".

May 19 Workforce Wednesday: Customer Service Still Matters

Mark Arancibia, General Manager of the Jackson Convention Complex, presents "Customer Service Still Matters". 

Workforce Wednesday occurs every third Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. 

Workforce Wednesday Self-Presentation Series

Workforce Wednesday returned February 2021, kicking off a three-month series focused on virtual self-presentation. If you were unable to attend the series you can watch below as MPB's Claudia Singletary presents "Confessions of a Word Nerd" - highlighting how to sound your best when presenting virtually, Professional Management Solutions Coretta Frazier presents "How To Improve Your Personal Brand on Zoom-How Are You Showing Up Lately?" andRita Brent, a comedian, musician, and military veteran from Jackson, Mississippi, presents "Please Wear Pants to Work" - highlighting the importance of being professional during virtual meetings.

MPB Education

Claudia Singletary presents "Confessions of a Word Nerd"

MPB Education

Professional Management Solutions Coretta Frazier presents “How To Improve Your Personal Brand on Zoom”

MPB Education

Rita Brent presents "Please Wear Pants to Work"

Soft Skills Web Series

Soft skills or workforce readiness skills are the personal attributes, personality traits, inherent social cues, and communication abilities needed for success on the job. Soft skills characterize how a person interacts in his or her relationship with others.

Soft Skills Web Series

This video series addresses professional attire, communication and interpersonal skills, time management, working in team environments, problem solving/critical thinking and accepting constructive criticism.

Introduction: What are Soft Skills? | Get to Work Mississipp

Professionalism: Dress code in the workplace

Work Well in Team Environments

Excellent Communication and Interpersonal Skills

Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

Time Management

Ability to Accept Constructive Criticism

Where to Start


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Itawamba Community College
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Central Mississippi

Holmes Community College

Hinds Community College

East Mississippi Community College

East Central Community College

Meridian Community College

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Pearl River Community College
Copiah Lincoln Community College