Category Archives: Career-Tech

Adult Education program receives Energy grant

Recently the Northwest Mississippi Community College Adult Education program received a grant from Entergy to help pay testing fees for students.  Left to right are Tim Chavez, director of Adult Education; Emily Kirby, MI-BEST instructor; Ashton Smith, data entry specialist; Mary Cole,instructor; Lea Ann Grantham, MI-BEST team teacher; Shannon Long, Sherri Camp and Carrie Bradley, […]

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New desktop mill allows instructors to demonstrate needed skills

The Precision Manufacturing and Machining Technology (PMMT) program at Northwest recently acquired a new device that will allow them to demonstrate to potential students one of the skills they will need to succeed in the program and in the industry. The PMMT program has a new desktop Computer Numerical Control (CNC) mill from Leading Edge […]

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Northwest honored by Department of Defense for extraordinary support

Mississippi Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced today Doug Freeze, assistant director of Workforce Development and Dwayne Casey, associate dean of Workforce Development and Manufacturing Programs receivedthe ESGR Patriot Award in recognition of the extraordinary support of Northwest Mississippi Community College employees who serve in the Mississippi Guard […]

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Northwest to offer online specialized early childhood training

This fall, Northwest Mississippi Community College will be offering 15 hours of Early Childhood Education Technology credit for individuals seeking to meet Pre-k teacher or assistant teacher certification requirements. Participants willearn college credit and specialized early childhood training. The curriculum will focus on child development and learning, age-appropriate classroom management, positive social, emotional and behavior development […]

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Northwest adult education recognized for most graduates

Northwest Mississippi Community College was recently recognized with the “Gold Glove Award” by the office of Adult Education, Mississippi Community College Board as the institution that achieved the highest number of High School Equivalency diplomas (HSEs) conferred during the fiscal year 2017-2018. According to Tim Chavez, director of Adult Education, at the time the certificate […]

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Northwest to offer full time evening welding program

Northwest Mississippi Community College is offering a full time evening Welding and Cutting program beginning Aug. 20. The program runs Monday through Friday from 4 -10 p.m. and covers MIG, TIG, Fluxcore, ARC welding, blueprint reading and plasma cutting.  Financial aid is available and students who complete the program successfully will graduate with a career […]

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Name of late Northwest Adult Education director added to son’s endowment

The Northwest Mississippi Community College Foundation has announced that the name of William Guy Purdy will be added to The Stephen Purdy Endowed Scholarship, which was established in 2005 by Purdy and his wife Mary to honor their son Stephen’s memory. Guy Purdy died on April 7, 2018. Purdy earned an Associate of Technology Degree […]

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President recognizes SkillsUSA students at Board of Trustees meeting

Northwest Mississippi Community College President, Dr. Gary Lee Spears, far left, recognized Northwest’s SkillsUSA participants at the May 10 Northwest Board of Trustees. Students in Northwest’s Career Technical programs traveled to Jackson on April 11 and 12 to participate in the SkillsUSA Leadership Conference and brought home 11 gold medals, three silver medals and two […]

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Northwest’s Business Management Tech program preparing students for bright future

Renowned photographer Chris Grosser once said, “Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.”  Students in Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Business Management Technology (BMT) program are given the chance to create opportunities for themselves by learning skills to help them create those opportunities effectively. The BMT program was launched in Fall 2016. It is a two-year program […]

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