Local counselors learn about DeSoto Center career-technical programs

DeSotoCentervisitNorthwest Mississippi Community College’s DeSoto Center hosted area high school counselors at their  “Discover DeSoto” Day on Feb. 25 on the college’s Southaven campus. The counselors were there to learn about DeSoto Center’s career technical programs.

Counselors from Holly Springs, Olive Branch, Horn Lake and Get2College, Southaven were at the event.

The event started with a luncheon where all of the lead instructors of the career- technical programs were introduced. The counselors were then taken on a tour of the career-technical programs. “This is such a great opportunity for so many students. They don’t even realize what is here. It will be great to take this information back to my students,” Adrian McNeil a counselor Horn Lake High School.

Career-technical programs offered at DeSoto Center are Business and Marketing Technology, Accounting Technology, Health-care Data Technology, Microcomputer Technology, Office Systems Technology, Cardiovascular Technology, Funeral Service Technology, Hotel and Restaurant Management Technology, Paralegal Technology, Practical Nursing and Respiratory Therapy. The counselors also learned about the Aviation Maintenance Technology and Commercial Truck Driving programs, which are located at the Olive Branch campus.

Counselor Lindsay Chunn of Olive Branch High School was impressed with the programs she saw. “I didn’t know there was so much going on here. This is another alternative for some of those other schools around. I will definitely refer my kids to these programs,” Chunn said.

“The counselors’ luncheon was a very successful event. Many of our local high school counselors were able to learn about the career and technical programs we have to offer at the Desoto Center,” Reed said.

For more information on the Career-Technical programs at DeSoto Center, call Reed at 662-280-6167 or email kreed@northwestms.edu.

 Pictured: Counselors from area high schools visited Northwest Mississippi Community College’s DeSoto Center to learn about the Career-Technical classes available on the campus. Pictured front row, left to right, Abby Embrey, assistant director of Recruiting; Danielle Staggers, assistant director, Get2College, Southaven; Alycia Taylor and Rhonda Coleman of Holly Springs High School and Keith Reed, director of Career-Technical programs at DeSoto Center. Second row, left to right, Jeremy Isome, assistant dean, DeSoto Center; Tonyalle Rush, career-technical counselor; Lindsay Chunn, Olive Branch High School and Cedric Richardson and Cravin Turnage of Holly Springs. (Photo by LaJuan Tallo)

Story by LaJuan Tallo, Communications Assistant

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