On behalf of the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES), I proudly take this opportunity to salute those participating in National Apprenticeship Week 2021, as we celebrate finding new ways to build the future of workforce in the nation.
As a leading state workforce agency in Mississippi, MDES joins with the Apprenticeship community in promoting the benefits of Apprenticeship.
MDES houses the MDES Office of Apprenticeship and the Mississippi Apprenticeship Program; therefore, facilitating Apprenticeship partnerships through our community colleges, businesses, and industries is at the forefront of our objective and critical to our mission.
In closing, thank you to the Mississippi Apprenticeship Program, our community college sponsors, and the Mississippi companies participating in Registered Apprenticeship programs around the state. May you continue to progress and see increases in career achievements and development. As we move closer to the year 2022, collectively, we will ensure that Apprenticeships, locally and nationally, remain constant in the transformation from jobs to future careers.
Congratulations on your success!
Robin Stewart, MDES
Robin Stewart serves as Interim Executive Director for the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES). She has over 30 years of experience working at MDES. Her previous experience at MDES includes serving as Deputy Executive Director of Workforce Programs and Services, Director of the Office of Job Connections, Area Director, and WIN Job Center Manager. Stewart attended the University of Southern Mississippi, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Public Administration.