Workforce Training

Workforce Education Program – Holmes Community College

  • Workforce training custom designed for your company
  • Pre-employment, post-employment, or re-training/upgrade services
  • On-site, mobile unit, or at the Holmes Community College Kosciusko/Attala Educational Center – 31 miles from Ackerman

Pre-Employment Training

Training is designed to fit the specific needs of the company. After completion of the program, the employer may select candidates to employ from the program.


  • Varies depending on type of training
  • Negotiated based on needs
  • Instructor costs are reimbursable
  • Materials costs may be reimbursable

Workforce Investment Act (WIA) On-the-Job-Training Program

Mississippi Workforce University – Mississippi State University

  • Part of the Workforce Education Program of The Research and Curriculum Unit
  • Creates industry-specific, customized training materials
  • Offers professional development opportunities
  • Provides research data, resources and testing, training opportunities, online learning courses, virtual library
  • Offers online courses
  • Online media center

Workforce Investment Network (WIN) Job Center – Golden Triangle, Near Columbus, MS – 53 miles from Ackerman

Services for Businesses

  • Recruiting and screening
  • Information on tax credit programs
  • On-the-job training
  • Private interview room available

Services for Job Seekers

  • Placement assistance
  • Training and education classes
  • On-the-job training
  • Variety of resources including computers, fax, copier, telephone, etc.

Workforce Services – East Mississippi Community College Golden Triangle Campus Mayhew, MS – 37 miles from Ackerman

Workforce Services offers customized training programs for industry and counseling and skills training for job seekers. It currently works with 78 businesses to provide training to their workforce

Training and Classes Available (Selected List)

  • Manufacturing Skills Certification
  • Modern Multi-Skilled Manufacturing
  • Technical Training
  • Construction Skills
  • CNC Machining
  • Basic Machining
  • Welding

Center for Manufacturing Technology Excellence – East Mississippi Community College Golden Triangle Campus, Mayhew MS – 37 miles from Ackerman

To support and grow industries in Mississippi, the Center provides workforce training to create highly skilled workers for technical jobs through hands-on training and seminars. The Center also assists with the transfer of technology.

  • 15- and 18-station computer labs
  • 27,000 square foot facility