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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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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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Domas and Campbell named vice presidents at Northwest

 On Aug. 27, Northwest Mississippi Community College President Dr. Michael Heindl announced the promotions of two current college administrators to vice president. Dr. Matthew Domas, who has served as associate vice president for Education since 2010, was named as vice president of Academic Instruction and College Parallel Programs. Dr. David Campbell has been serving the […]

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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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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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Northwest MI-BEST Health Care Assistant Class makes history

Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Fall 2017 Mississippi Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (MI-BEST) Health Care Assistant class has earned its place in history as the first class of its kind in Mississippi to achieve a 100 percent pass rate on both their state board certification exams and high school equivalency tests (HSEs). “We are […]

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Northwest job coach helping students sharpen employability skills

These days, everyone can use a little help when it comes to finding a job, creating a resume’ or preparing for an interview. At Northwest Mississippi Community College, the Career, Technical and Workforce Education Division is actively helping its students sharpen their employability skills. According to Dwayne Casey, associate dean of Workforce Development and Manufacturing […]

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