MAP is excited to announce the newest grant award recipients for the State Apprenticeship Expansion 2020 grant (SAE). MAP is continuing its long-standing sponsor community college partnerships with Hinds Community College, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, and Pearl River Community College. East Mississippi Community College is a first-time apprenticeship grant award recipient. Each community college sponsor was awarded $200,000 to continue the work of creating, retaining, and expanding registered apprenticeship programs in Mississippi.
“We are looking forward to working with and through our community college sponsors and our MAP Team to partner with business and industry to grow and promote registered apprenticeship in Mississippi”, said Dr. Tonya Neely, Director of MAP. “As of June 30, 2021, there are 3,012 total apprentices in the state. MAP will continue to provide key support for apprenticeship programs at community colleges, and has promoted economic empowerment and created more opportunities for our community college partners.”
Registered apprenticeship programs offer a variety of benefits and have been proven to help enrich the workforce, by increasing the number of skilled employees and by offering businesses critical resources, such as on-the-job training and classroom instruction, to educate their staff. These programs represent a variety of fields that enable our state’s residents to earn a living way while learning a new skill.
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