Northwest Mississippi Community College provides superior Workforce Development training by dedicated and experienced instructors in technology-rich facilities with flexible scheduling options and custom-built course modules designed to ensure your employees get the most out of their learning experience.
Does your company want to maximize employee performance, promote from within, develop new capabilities, minimize lost work time, reduce recruiting costs, train for specific skills, retain valuable employees, increase earning potential, go green, or utilize new technology?
Let us help.
Our mission is to promote and facilitate effective training programs that will bridge the gap between the skills of the available labor pool and the performance needs of area employers. Our program promotes economic development by providing individuals, business and industry and the public sector the coursework needed to stay competitive in an evolving business and industrial landscape.
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- About Workforce
- Short Courses
- Advanced Manufacturing/Industrial Maintenance Training
- Soft Skills
- Advanced Manufacturing/Distribution Pathway
- Nursing IV Therapy Clinical Training
The Workforce and Education Act of 1994 created a new paradigm of service for Mississippi’s employers and workforce participants. The concept-rich legislation provided for the creation and development of regionally based systems for noncredit education and training that can respond to Mississippi’s workforce and employer needs in a timely, well-coordinated fashion while maximizing the use of resources. The act established a State Workforce Development Council composed of 24 public and private sector leaders, 15 member District Workforce Development Councils affiliated with each of Mississippi’s 15 community and junior colleges and Workforce Development Centers designed to meet almost any workforce assessment, training or placement services need. Perhaps more importantly, it promotes the collaboration with and among agencies and entities to increase the system’s potential for corporate training at a time when it is needed most. Northwest Mississippi Community College is a participant in this new paradigm of service to business, industry and government.
The Mississippi Comprehensive Workforce Training and Education Act of 2004 seeks to provide quality education and training for the citizens of Mississippi to obtain the skills needed to be more productive and have an improved quality of life. The program also provides the employers of our state opportunities to create a better trained and educated workforce. The Mississippi Community College Board provides visionary leadership and technical guidance to the state’s 15 public two-year institutions to ensure training services provide a positive impact on Mississippi’s workforce.
The Workforce Development Program at the community and junior college level is dedicated to improving the economy in each local district by improving the skill competencies of the current and future workforce. These programs and services are designed to enhance an employee’s performance and thus achieve organizational objectives and to ensure Mississippi workers have the skills needed to compete in today’s globally competitive environment.
The ultimate goal of the workforce program is to develop a seamless workforce training system that ensures the presence of a highly skilled workforce, thereby advancing the economic prosperity of the region by supporting existing industries as well as creating new high-skill and high-wage job opportunities. Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Workforce Development Program can assist business and industry through on-campus and/or onsite training programs customized to meet the needs of each customer. Financial assistance is available to offset the cost of employer provided training and vendor training.
Workforce Training Coordinators
A workforce training coordinator assigned to your geographical area will consult with you to determine your employee needs, job requirements and training schedule. A training plan will be designed especially for your company that includes goals, course content, starting and completing dates and methods of selecting and recruiting trainees.
Elizabeth Morgan (662)562-3402
Director of Workforce Solutions and Community Services
Stacy Scott (662) 560-4196
Advanced Technology Coordinator/Trainer
Kim Perkins (662) 562-3457
Marshall County Training Center
Jay Treadway (662) 851 4190 Ext 106
Serving: DeSoto, Tunica
Daniel Hollowell (662) 560-5272
Serving: Tate, Panola, Quitman, Tallahatchie
Contact Daniel Hollowell for assistance.
Serving: Benton, Calhoun, Lafayette, Marshall, Yalobusha
Dwayne Casey, Associate Vice President for Workforce Solutions and Career-Technical Education
Although industrial electricity, mechanics, hydraulics, pneumatics, PLC, programming, process control, instrumentation, welding, robotics, manufacturing skills certification and introduction to air conditioning are the principal advanced manufacturing/industrial maintenance courses offered through Northwest Workforce Development, we can customize courses based upon your employees’ needs.
- Industrial Hydraulics/Pneumatics
- Industrial Mechanical Skills Training
- Industrial Electrical Training
- National Electric Code Update
- Codeology (National Electric Code)
- CompactLogix/RSLogix 5000 Training
- NFPA 70E – Arc Flash Electrical Safety
- NFPA 70B Electrical Maintenance
- Introduction to Air Conditioning for Industry
- Basic Process/Control Instrumentation Training
- PLC 500 Training Program
- Welding Training
- Robotics Training
- Manufacturing Basic Skills
- Precision Manufacturing and Machining
Teamwork, problem solving, computer concepts, public speaking and leadership skills are just a few of the soft skills your Workforce Development Coordinator can build into custom-fit courses to meet your company’s unique needs.
- Team Oriented Problem-Solving
- Vital Learning Supervisory/Leadership Series
- Other soft skills
Liabilities are seemingly endless when it comes to health and safety in the workplace. Our course offerings seek to address the most current and prevalent issues in safety/health/OSHA compliance training practices today. Course areas include OSHA compliance, first aid/CPR/AED, awareness training and hazardous materials training. Courses are designed for both supervisory and non-supervisory employees.
Introduction to Design and Implementation of Health and Safety Programs
OSHA 30-Hour General Industry Outreach Training Program
OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Outreach Training Program
Bloodborne Pathogens Awareness
Hazard Communication (HazCom) Awareness
Confined Space Awareness
Annual Refresher/Update Training for General Industrial Safety and Health Compliance
Permit Required Confined Space
Ergonomics for the Workplace
Confined Space Rescue
Personal Protective Equipment
Powered Industrial Lift Truck Operator Safety and Certification
Powered Industrial Lift Truck Train-The-Trainer
Material Handling (hoist/crane/rigging training)
Hazardous Materials Training
Things the LPN Should know BEFORE starting the IV Certification Course
The Mississippi LPN Association (MLPNA) in collaboration with Jones County Junior College, Northwest Community College and the Mississippi Board of Nursing welcomes you to the Mississippi LPN Expanded Role in IV Certification Course. The course arrangement is comparable to a hybrid college course with online and clinical components. The expanded role curriculum is established by the Mississippi Board of Nursing and can be found on the website: https://www.msbn.ms.gov/ .
BEFORE starting the course the LPN must submit the following documents required by the Mississippi Board of Nursing
- Send email to MLPNA expressing your interest in the course and requesting the next dates of enrollment to firstname.lastname@example.org . Course is typically offered in the Fall and Spring.
- Pre-admission Screening – Form #PIV16 5/05MBON located on the MLPNA website below this document.
- Application for Certification in the Expanded Role of IV Therapy –Form #PIVHD2 dated 7/11/11. Go to http://www.msbn.state.ms.us >licensure>applications>RN Instructor packet> scroll down to PAGE 10 and fill in this application, then PRINT IT and have the FORM NOTARIZED
- Submit a copy of your college transcript.
- Verification of one year of clinical experience as a LPN within the past 3 years.
- Choose a Clinical Site and fill out the application. CHOOSE ONE ONLY
- You will be notified by MLPNA if your application is complete and accepted. Payment in full for Theory and Clinical component are due 5 days before the start of the class.
THE ABOVE FORMS MUST BE MAILED TO:
MISSISSIPPI LPN ASSOCIATION
P.O. BOX 1495
LAUREL, MS 39441
- Payment of theory course is via PayPal at www.mslpn.org. Cost $6.25 per hour x 40 hours = $250.00 is due at the time of registration and must be made by course start date.
- Payment of the clinical course at Cost $3.75 per hour x 40 hours + supplies =$150.00 is due at the time of registration and must be made by course start date. Clinical payment is made to the clinical site of choice and must be accompanied by the college registration form
- Jones County Junior College
- Northwest Mississippi Community College
- Purchase the textbook (shown below) with the student CD (A used book is acceptable but you will need the Student CD to complete the assignments)
Coursebook: Intravenous Therapy for Health Care Personnel
Summary: Intravenous Therapy for Health Care Personnel is a one of a kind book for entry-level health care practitioners to learn the basics of IV therapy. This eight chapter text/workbook covers essential topics, including coverage within the scope of practice for Medical Assistants. The book and accompanying CD are highly visual and focus on application and understanding, as well as presenting real life situations that can occur during IV therapy and their necessary solutions.
Edition/Copyright: 08 Cover: Paperback Publisher: McGraw-‐Hill Publishing Company Year Published: 2008
IV Therapy-Clinical Course for the Expanded Role Licensed Practical Nurse – 20 hours
Course Description: The clinical portion of this course is designed to develop proficiency in IV therapy according to the scope of practice outline in the Mississippi Nursing Practice Law, Rules and Regulations.
Student Performance Outcomes: Students will observe and then demonstrate all skills within the scope of practice as outlined in the Mississippi Board of Nursing Rules and Regulations. The LPN must demonstrate proficiency in each step of each procedure with 3 satisfactory performances of all required procedures.
Pre-requisite: Satisfactory completion of the IV Therapy Theory course from the Mississippi LPN Association.
- Blood sample with vacutainer
- Transfer of blood after venipuncture
- Peripheral IV initiation-continuous infusion and intermittent devices
- Discontinuation of IV fluids and/or INT
- Change IV solution and tubing to existing site
- Administration of pre-mixed medications-piggyback and primary infusions
- INT flush
- Calculation of drops per minute for gravity infusions
- Administration with IV pump technology
- Monitor central venous infusions-rate and complications
- Change central venous infusion site dressing-Portacath, PICC, subclavian and jugular
- Proper documentation
Location: NWCC Nursing Simulation Center, NWCC Nursing Building, 4975 Hwy 51 North, Senatobia, MS