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The Leake County Career- Technical Center is dedicated to developing students with positive work ethics and globally competitive skills necessary to become productive members of society. The Leake County Career Technical Center offers programs for high school students during the day and for adults during the night. Adults have a choice ranging from free GED preparation classes to technical courses to improve their employability skills to college credit classes.

Students in grades 10-12 in career--technical programs:  54%.

 The ECCC  Workforce Development Center  supports a Leake County workforce that competes in a global and technologically progressive market that often needs robust training programs.  East Central Community College is located in Decatur, MS, a 45 minute drive.  These services may include, but are not limited to, personal assessment, pre-employment orientation, computer applications classes, safety topics, supervisory/leadership enhancement, customer service workshops and maintenance subject area training. 

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)

• CNC Troubleshooting

• 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

• Robotics

• 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 College’s five-county district.

This high-tech training venue is centrally located in the College’s 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.

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