Tracy Oscar joined the Mississippi Department of Employment (MDES) Office of Apprenticeship in October 2023. In her new role, Tracy will serve as an Assistant Director and train to be the office’s Standards Expert. She will also be responsible for the Mississippi Apprenticeship Program’s (MAP) grant reporting to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and assist in promoting the state’s overall registered apprenticeship expansion efforts.
Tracy is no stranger to Workforce Programs, having spent over 15 years working with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in the Office of Grant Management (Reporting Unit). In that capacity, Tracy was responsible for Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) Data Element Validation (DEV), establishing DEV policies and procedures, WIOA staff training, and providing WIOA technical assistance to MDES WIN Job Center staff (WJC) and WIOA partner staff.
Tracy believes integrating registered apprenticeships with other workforce development services will better connect job seekers to in-demand occupations in key industry sectors throughout the state.
Welcome to the MAP Team Tracy!!