About Workforce

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Dr. Mike Blankenship
Vice President of Workforce Development
(601) 605-3315

Workforce training is designed to provide contract training in a non-credit format for individuals and businesses. Courses are designed to meet specific training requirements of the company or the organization. This training may be in one or more of the following areas: training for workers on new equipment or processes, retraining for workers who must move to other positions within the firm, training for workers to advance to higher positions, and/or training in the basic skill areas for employees to become more effective and efficient. A variety of state, federal, and private funds are used to provide these cost-effective, efficient classes for individuals and businesses throughout the district.

Our Purpose

To assist our clients in creating and maintaining a world-class workforce by:

  • offering timely and effective training and assessment,
  • developing comprehensive curriculum,
  • providing state-of-the-art training facilities and equipment.

Our values

To be a leader in education by serving as a comprehensive, community-oriented institution delivering flexible, responsive programs of the highest quality.

Ridgeland Staff

Angela Crain
Workforce Development Coordinator
(601) 605-3370

Melissa Love
Workforce Development Coordinator
(601) 605-3387

Miranda Burns
Data Entry Specialist
(601) 605-3431

Lina Lopez
Adult Ed, HSE Instructor
(601) 605-3433

Brooke Hood
Adult Ed, HSE Instructor
Canton WIN Job Center, Room 146
(601) 855-5949

Kosciusko Staff

Earline Smith
Attala Educational Center
Adult Basic Education/GED, Director
(662) 472-9105

Mandy Clayton Burrell
Workforce Coordinator
Attala Center, Assistant Director
P: 662.472.9172

Molly Dew
The Attala Center, Kosciusko
Adult Education Assistant
National Career Readiness Examiner, Room 126
(662) 290-0808, ext. 6010

Tommy Trussell
Adult Ed, HSE Instructor
(662) 290-0808, ext. 6003

Daphne Higgins
Yazoo City
Adult Ed, HSE Instructor
(662) 746-9240

Cindy Heilbronner, Kosciusko
Next Step Facilitator
Distance Learning Proctor
(662) 290-0808

Grenada Staff

Slade Redwine
Workforce Development Coordinator
(662) 227-2349

Roxanne Harrison
Administrative Assistant, Career-Tech/Workforce
(662) 227-2350