Since its opening in November 2015, the state-of-the-art Attala Center of Holmes Community College has established itself in Kosciusko, offering academic and workforce training courses, plus community workshops. Learn more at holmescc.edu or by calling the Attala Center at (662) 290-0808.
In collaboration with the Kosciusko Attala Partnership, the Attala Center launched Attala Works, an initiative built on ACT Work Ready Communities program that aims to measure, engage, and enhance the workforce in Attala County. Through the initiative, both employers and job-seekers alike are better equipped, with more individuals realizing opportunities at the workplace and through programs at Holmes CC.
Attala Works utilizes ACT’s National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC) credential. The NCRC is built on a series of WorkKeys exams — free of charge for those ages 18+ at the Attala Center — with participants awarded certificates of Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Bronze levels. According to ACT, those scoring at the Bronze level qualify for roughly 35% of the jobs profiled by WorkKeys. Silver level indicates the skills necessary for about 65% of profiled jobs, while Gold reflects the skills for 90%.
Regular instructional program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and to unite or separate metal parts by heating, using a variety of techniques and equipment. Emphasis of this course is the use of gas tungsten arc welders.
Six-week program that prepares students to enter the commercial truck driving industry. The program includes classroom, controlled driving environment, and road driving to provide instruction in operating diesel powered vehicles, DOT rules and regulations, shifting techniques, pre and post-trip inspections, loading and unloading cargo, and keeping necessary records.
The Attala Center also offers the commercial driver’s license (CDL) preparation course, designed to prepare applicants for the CDL commercial learner’s permit. The prep course is typically available free of charge.
Manufacturing Skills Basic Certification, which utilizes the NCRC, is the initial course designed to provide the participant with the basic skills needed to be successful in a high-performance manufacturing environment. Students are eligible to take advanced courses after completion of this program. Students learn the basic skills necessary to be successful in holding a position in the high-performance manufacturing industry.
The following courses are covered during the 128-hour training program:
Intro to Employees Success; Basic Computer/Employability; CPR/First Aid; Intro to Power Tools; Blue Print Reading; Precision Measurement; Interview Skills; High Performance; Manufacturing; OSHA 10-hr Safety Certification
Sixteen-week course in Spring 2017, a partnership with Ivey Mechanical Company, that prepared students to assemble, install, and repair pipes, fittings and fixtures for heating, water, and drainage systems according to specifications and plumbing codes.
Program began at the Attala Center for Fall 2016 semester. PN students have access to 5,178 square feet of learning space in the nursing wing that separates the classroom and laboratory, plus also incorporates a simulation room.
Mississippi Integrated Basic Education & Skills Training (MI-BEST) program integrates literacy, work, and college-readiness skills. Designed for non-traditional students, MI-BEST blends GED prep with college-level courses, while integrating both the NCRC and skills-based learning.
Offered for first time during 2016-17 academic year, designed to prepare students for a variety of entry-level positions through selection of a concentration leading to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. Program should meet the current office needs for many businesses, producing graduates with skills including computer applications, human resources, social media and web management, and marketing. The program offers certificates and an associate degree onsite after two, three and four semesters of coursework. From there, the associate degree provides internship opportunities and an entrepreneurial focus.
A wide variety of classes held throughout the year including: CPR/First Aid, Microsoft Office, ServSafe certification, Computer 101, GED prep, EMS Basic, the arts, and more!