Workforce Development

Community College Workforce Development Programs

East Central Community College (ECCC) provides general and customized workforce training to meet the specialized needs of industry as well as the more general needs of residents:

Preemployment training to help learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed before employment with a company. Businesses often select employees from these classes.

Post-employment training to help employees acquire technical skills using specialized equipment in settings that often cannot be simulated outside the industrial facility. Company personnel are often engaged as instructors, and training continues until the new employee can work independently.

Upgrade training to prepare an individual for advancement in responsibilities or job classification. This type of training is unique to the industries served and covers a wide range of topics.

Retraining to enable employees to gain new skills needed in response to changes in production processes or technologies.

Development of Training Materials for use by businesses and industries. In collaboration with the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University, the ECCC workforce development coordinator oversees the development of training manuals, videos, and CDs customized to the individual industry.
Training is also available to help supervisors improve skills in communication, problem solving, fact-based decision making, motivation, team building, managing change, and related topics.

WIN Job Centers

 Mississippi’s Workforce Investment Network (WIN) offers a one-stop approach to employment and training services, serving employers and job seekers alike. It brings together available federal, state, and local workforce programs and services and makes them readily accessible via WIN Job Centers and Internet sites.

Training Facilities
East Central Mississippi Community College
(601) 635-2111
Post Office Box 129
Decatur, MS 31327

Win Job Center

Tuesday - Wednesday
1016 Saxon-Airport Road • Suite 104
Philadelphia, MS 39350

Monday, Thursday and Friday
202 - C.O. Brooks St.
Carthage, MS 39051

Philadelphia-Neshoba County Vo-Tech Center • (601) 656-8544

Each center provides easy access to services in the areas of employment, education, training, human services, and economic development.

Services for Employers

access to a database of qualified workers

assistance in writing job descriptions

Internet access for posting job listings and reviewing resumes

recruitment and screening of job candidates

proficiency testing of employees

information about on-the-job training programs

training of new employees

up-to-date information on the labor market and wages

information about Work Opportunity Tax Credits

information about Rapid Response services in case of layoffs

guidance and forms for filing a NAFTA or Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) petition

information about Work Opportunity Tax Credits

information on NAFTA and TAA benefits for employees

Services for Job Seekers

career and aptitude assessment

assistance with job searches and placement

Internet access for use in posting resumes and conducting job searches

access to office equipment such as computers, a copier, and a fax machine

use of resume preparation software

tips on successful interviewing

labor market information

career assistance for veterans and ex-offenders

information on the Workforce Investment Act core, intensive, and training services

information on unemployment insurance benefits

information on NAFTA and TAA benefits for employees

referrals to sources of workforce training

guidance on obtaining assistance with math and reading skills

information and referrals for child care, transportation, and other support services

referrals to rehabilitation services when needed