The Workforce Development division of ECCC has positioned a Mobile Training Lab to more capably and flexibly provide computer applications classes, customized training sessions and virtual simulations via a library of on-line training resources. The lab is at the Leake County Vo-Tech Center in Carthage, which allows employees, employers, and the general public access to these training capabilities. It includes 15 computer workstations, a network/internet system, a laser printer, a multimedia presentation projector, and classroom capacity for up to 30 in a seminar/workshop interaction format.
ECCC Workforce Development Productivity Enhancement Lab located at the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Career-Technical Center, is equipped with over $1,000,000 of computer-driven, advanced technologies reflective of those found in automated production environments, and is designed to provide customized training to meet technical, professional and personal needs of business and industry in a five county area.
Specific technical training services of the lab provides maintenance and technical classes in the following:
Apprenticeship Programs (NCCER craft specific)
Electric Motor Controls
Electrical Wiring Residential/Commercial/Industrial
Electrical Basic to Advanced
Electronic Drive Systems
Electronics Basic to Advanced
Heating and Air-Conditioning
Hydraulics-Pneumatics Basics and Troubleshooting
Industrial Maintenance Basic to Advanced
Integration of Automated Technologies
Mechanical Drive Systems
Programmable Logic Controls
Welding Basic to Advanced
The Integrated Technologies Training Center in TechParc on the Choctaw Reservation between Carthage and Philadelphia is a joint venture between the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and East Central Community College in Decatur.
The ECCC Workforce Development Center staff coordinates training for the facility, which serves as a host for advanced technology seminars and exhibitions, and provides various training opportunities for existing companies within the Colleges five-county district.
This high-tech training venue is centrally located in the Colleges five-county district to enable convenient usage by any employer or individual in the area. The Center is staffed and equipped to respond with quickness and quality in preparing employees to install, program, operate, troubleshoot and/or maintain the progressive technologies that challenge companies to compete in a global marketplace.
In addition to providing high-tech training opportunities, the Center personnel are involved in soft-skill initiatives that address supervisory, leadership, quality assurance and other areas. Those initiatives include aptitude assessments and career counseling, basic skills improvement, GED and Spanish classes, professional development seminars, small business counseling/workshops, job placement and web-based instruction.