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Workforce Wednesday 

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

May 2023 Workforce Wednesday

MPB Education

 Skill-IT-Thon WorkForce Wednesday Workshop

MPB's workshop on May 17, 2023, introduced the Skill-IT-Thon initiative. Skill IT partners discussed the benefits of digital training courses, free or paid, to help Mississippians get better employment opportunities for more pay and benefits. 

Guest speakers include Dr. Tara Wren, Director of Education for MPB; Cedric Grizzell, Director of Corporate Support for MPB; Dr. Ashley Stewart, Education Coordinator at Jackson Resource Center; and Michael Davis, Development Assistant Manager for the City of Jackson.

Previous Workforce Wednesday Recordings 

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

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