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About Workforce

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.


Vice President of Workforce Development

Dr. Mike Blankenship
(601) 605-3315


Ridgeland Campus

Angela Crain
Workforce Development Coordinator
(601) 605-3370

Melissa Love
Workforce Development Coordinator
(601) 605-3387

Makayla Buchanan
Workforce Administrative Assistant
(601) 605-3431

Grenada Campus

Slade Redwine
Workforce Development Coordinator
(662) 227-2349

Goodman Campus, Attala Center, and Yazoo Center

Mandy Clayton Burrell
Workforce Development Coordinator / Attala Center Director
(662) 472-9172

Adult Basic Education

Ridgeland Campus

Chelia Thompson
College and Career Navigator
(601) 605-3340

Marlena Simon
Adult Basic Education/HSE Instructor
(601) 605-3433

Tammy Jones
Adult Basic Education/ Data Manager
The Attala Center, Kosciusko
(662) 290-0808, ext. 6010

Goodman Campus, Attala Center, and Yazoo Center

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

Sabrina Moore
Adult Basic Education/HSE Instructor Attala Center
(662) 290-0808 ext 6012

Daphne Higgins
Adult Basic Education/HSE Instructor
Yazoo City
(662) 746-9240

For all testing inquiries at the Ridgeland Campus, please call 601-605-3338.