Category Archives: Career-Tech

Northwest’s Collision Repair program preparing students for workforce

Northwest Mississippi Community College student Ryan Barradas of Walls has always loved working on cars. Because of that, he decided to enroll in the college’s Collision Repair Technology program. Now, Barradas is one of four Collision Repair students who currently have a paid internship, where they are getting hands-on work experience that will prepare them […]

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DeSoto Center Respiratory Technology students donate goods to nursing home residents

Students in the Respiratory Care Society at Northwest Mississippi Community College’s DeSoto Center delivered toiletries to residents at Diversicare in Southaven. The students raised money to purchase the toiletries through a raffle held during Respiratory Care Week in October. Left to right are Jeryl Boxx of Walls, Jacolby Day of Hernando, Haley Keelin of Horn […]

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Northwest students get hands-on experience helping others

Students in Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology (HVAC) program recently got some hands-on experience while helping someone in need. When HVAC instructor Josh Buchanan was approached by Joe Cooper from Highland Baptist Church to help the church with a project, he and fellow instructor Chris Blount jumped at the chance. […]

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Northwest students vying for paid industry-led apprenticeships

Recently, Northwest Mississippi Community College Industrial Electronics Engineering Technology (IEET) students had an opportunity to interview for paid industry-led apprenticeships with local companies. Northwest’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) program is designed to offer students the opportunity to interview for an industry-led apprenticeship with companies to begin during the spring semester of their freshman year in the […]

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PMMT program receives $10,000 donation for student scholarships

The Precision Manufacturing and Machining Technology (PMMT) program at Northwest Mississippi Community College recently received a $10,000 donation from the Gene Haas Foundation. The money is to be used for student scholarships. Pictured (l-r) are Dwayne Casey, associate dean of Workforce Solutions and Manufacturing Programs; Hugh Sims, sales engineer, Trident Southwest; Northwest President Dr. Michael […]

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  Northwest MI-BEST Healthcare student uses training to help classmates find jobs

Jody Dye was really tired of having no success in her career when she came into her sister-in-law Cathy Moore’s office that day. Moore, a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) counselor at Northwest Mississippi Community College’s WIN Center in Senatobia, was about to open a door for Dye that would change both Dye’s and […]

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Northwest to offer evening Basic EMT program in Oxford

Northwest Mississippi Community College will begin offering an evening program in Basic Emergency Management Technology (EMT) in Oxford beginning next January, according to Dave Kuchta, director of Northwest’s Paramedic program. In order to apply for the program, potential students need to have a Northwest Application for Admission and all previous transcripts on file. Students must […]

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Northwest Heating and Air program holds Career Expo

Students in the Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology program at Northwest Mississippi Community College attended an on-site Career Fair on Sept. 27 on the Senatobia campus.  On-site vendors were Trane, W.A. Soefker and Walker J. Walker. Vendors spoke with students about potential job opportunities and gave advice on students’ projects. (L-r) Sophomore Javonta Jackson of […]

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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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